October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Porcelain Restoration: Crowns and Veneers

Porcelain is the perfect substance to use when restoring damaged or imperfect teeth. This is because of its color and hardness that closely resembles natural teeth. Common restorations that use porcelain as the primary material are dental crowns and veneers. The veneer is a slim layer of porcelain that is... Read more »

Brushing: The Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

If you have questions about brushing, then it could lead to an improper brushing routine. Considering the importance of brushing, this can be very damaging to the oral health and smile. So, our dentist, Dr. Jeryl Abbott, encourages you to find the answers to your brushing questions. To help you... Read more »

What Should You Know About Dry Mouth

Have you ever had an oral health assessment to determine if you are at an increased risk for dry mouth? Dry mouth is a condition that can be caused by medications or a disorder within your body. Because it can also be caused by an underlying condition, it is important... Read more »

Avoid These Bad Habits at Work

You deserve a strong and healthy smile. This is why your dentist, Dr. Jeryl Abbott, strongly encourages you to care for your teeth and gums regularly. Unfortunately, there are habits you can participate in at work that can negatively affect your oral health. It’s best to avoid those habits as... Read more »

Maintaining Regular Dental Visits is Important to Your Health

In general, dental checkups with the dentist should be scheduled every six months, though some patients may need to visit Midlothian Dental Arts more often, especially if they are struggling with health conditions that affect their dental health. Below we list some very important reasons to maintain routine visits with... Read more »

Common Questions About Nitrous Oxide

Do you have questions about nitrous oxide? If so, you’re not alone. Many people have questions about nitrous oxide as well. Our dentist, Dr. Jeryl Abbott, is happy to help you find the answers you’re looking for by giving you the answers to commonly asked questions. Those questions are: Q:... Read more »