Supernumerary Teeth and Hyperdontia

The typical mouth of an ordinary individual will have developed 20 teeth as a child and 32 adult permanent teeth when full-grown. That is, if they do not have a rare condition known as hyperdontia. A person with hyperdontia will have more than the normal amount of teeth. The extra teeth are called supernumerary teeth… Read more »

School Habits That Can Harm Your Smile

Do you want a strong and successful smile and oral health? If so, you should keep your teeth and gums in mind throughout the day. This means you need to clean and care for them regularly. Unfortunately, there are little school habits that can negatively affect your smile and promote dental issues. Our dentists, Dr…. Read more »

Using Dental Bridges as Restorations

Are you looking for a smile restoration? If you have missing teeth, have you considered a dental bridge? If not, perhaps you should! Dental bridges are proven to be safe and prosperous at restoring your smile from missing teeth. That is why they are a popular form of smile restoration today. Our dentists, Dr. Sonny… Read more »

Stay Away From These Flossing Habits

If you want the best flossing routine possible, then you need to avoid bad flossing habits. That’s right—there are flossing habits that can do more harm than good for your smile. If you avoid these habits and use top-of-the-line techniques, your teeth and gums can be properly cared for each day. Our dentists, Dr. Sonny… Read more »

How to Help Your Smile Recover After Basketball Season

Did you struggle to take good care of your smile during basketball season? If so, it’s important to do everything you can to restore your oral health. You deserve to have strong and healthy teeth and gums, and the sooner you help them, the better. To help your smile recover after basketball season, our dentists,… Read more »

What Causes Teeth to Look Dull

A radiant and beautiful smile requires crafting proper oral hygiene habits and visiting the dentist regularly for professional dental cleanings to keep teeth looking white. We encourage our patients to keep their smiles looking great through daily brushing and flossing and dental checkups. Still, perhaps the number one treatment requested by patients is smile whitening…. Read more »

What to Do If Your Healthy Smile Has Tooth Decay

You may feel understandably frustrated if you have developed signs of tooth decay or a cavity even though you strictly practice proper oral care every day. Even excellent oral habits are not always enough to prevent a cavity, but if you visit the dentist promptly, you can receive conservative treatment to eliminate tooth decay. Perhaps… Read more »

Bad Breath Prevention Tips

Nobody wants to suffer from “dragon mouth,” but most people have bad breath from time to time. Bad breath, which is also known as halitosis, has many causes, ranging from poor oral hygiene to gum disease to eating odorous foods. Dr. Afshar, Dr. Afshar, Dr. Lachappell, and our team are happy to provide a few… Read more »

Common Oral Health Reminders: Aging and Dental Health

Did you know that your teeth can stay strong as you age, even into the twilight years of your life? Yes, it’s true, so make sure you’re doing everything you can to ensure your oral health care remains steady for many years and stand up to whatever may arise. In addition, always clean your teeth… Read more »

Maintaining a Healthy Mouth Encompasses Several Consistent Factors

A mouth free of cavities and periodontal health problems can significantly contribute to your overall quality of life. Tooth decay and chronic gum disease problems can cause discomfort and can treatment can sometimes be costly. To answer these concerns, the American Dental Association recommends that you have a dentist administer a routine dental checkup twice… Read more »