Oral Health Issues: Dental Erosion

Because dental erosion is a threat your oral health, You need to take steps to prevent it, and to treat it if it should occur. To help keep your smile safe, make sure that any risks for dental erosion are minimized as much as possible. Enamel erosion can be caused by something as simple as… Read more »

A Dental Bridge Can Be Used to Replace a Missing Tooth

Sometimes a tooth is too severely traumatized to save. While our dentist, Dr. would prefer to help you keep all of your teeth, in the case of extreme damage, may suggest an extraction followed by replacement with a dental bridge. A bridge is a good option for patients who are not comfortable with the surgery… Read more »

Untreated Cavities Sometimes Cause Toothache Pain

Toothache pain can be distressing and distracting. While there are several potential causes, many toothaches are associated with some degree of untreated tooth decay. This could include an untreated cavity or a failing dental filling that fosters nearby dental caries. Without timely treatment from a like Dr. , untreated tooth decay could spread to affect… Read more »

The Importance of Flossing

Do you ever wonder why your dentists, Dr. Barras and Dr. Barras, strongly recommends flossing at least once a day? Well, if so, you have come to the right blog! Our dental team is more than happy to tell you why that is the case. Flossing is very important. In fact, it’s vital for your… Read more »

Try-at-Home Remedies for Wisdom Teeth

When you have a minor toothache from an emerging or impacted wisdom tooth, there are a few home remedies you can try using to mitigate the discomfort. However, please note that no home remedy can substitute for the thoughtful care of a licensed professional; see us if the pain is chronic or severe. Here are… Read more »

An Interdental Brush Can Help Clean Hard to Reach Places in Your Mouth

An effective daily oral hygiene routine is founded on brushing your teeth each morning and night as well as thoroughly flossing between your teeth and along the gumline at least once per day. When brushing your teeth, the American Dental Association recommends that you use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. If you’re struggling to… Read more »

Why Might You Need to Call Your Dentist?

Bi-annual dental visits are necessary to keep a healthy smile on track. Thanks to oral bacteria, you are risking cavities and gum disease every day, unless you take the time to brush and floss every day, and have your dentist remove tartar routinely using special tools for the job. But what happens when you have… Read more »

Whitening Mistakes That People Often Make

Are your teeth stained or discolored? Do you ever feel embarrassed, or even ashamed, to show off your smile? Teeth whitening may be the solution! Some great ways to whiten your teeth include coming to for an in-office treatment or for a take-home whitening kit. We suggest that you always check with Dr. before whitening… Read more »

Identifying the Cause of Your Tooth Pain

Tooth pain is quite troublesome and inconvenient. Fortunately, there are things you can do to eliminate the pain. First, you need to identify the culprit behind the discomfort. This could be something as little as having a piece of tooth stuck in your teeth or as major as: -Tooth damage: When you break or chip… Read more »

Dental Anxiety and Nitrous Oxide

It is not uncommon for some people to fear a trip to the dentist. Some people may be uncomfortable with someone in such close proximity to them. Others may not like another person’s hands in their mouths. Still others may not like the feeling of a loss of control while sitting in the chair, or… Read more »