4 Common Foods That Can Harm Your Teeth

Caring for your oral health means brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once to help keep dental plaque at bay. Your daily care, along with routine dental checkups and cleanings are important to keep your teeth cavity-free, especially for those teeth in the back that are hard to... Read more »

Early Symptoms of a Dental Abscess Require a Dentist’s Attention

A cavity often starts out as a minor area of demineralized tooth enamel. At first, it might not even cause any appreciable discomfort or sensitivity. Unfortunately, if a small cavity goes untreated by a professional dentist like Dr. Jeryl Abbott the tooth decay will inevitably continue to expand. In time... Read more »

Why Root Canal Therapy May Be Needed

Root canal treatment was created to save dying teeth. Without root canal treatment, an infected tooth would have to be extracted. Continue reading to learn more about root canal therapy and why it may be necessary. - A root canal therapy is designed to extract the pulp, or innermost parts... Read more »

A Knocked Out Tooth Often Requires Emergency Dental Care

When sufficient force is applied to a tooth to sever the periodontal ligaments and knock it out of the socket the pain and surrounding soft tissue trauma can be significant. If this has just happened to you or someone nearby, you need to seek emergency dental care from a professional... Read more »

A Few Notes Pertaining to Dental Floss

Are you aware of the proper techniques involved in flossing effectively? Do you make sure to always brush between every single tooth and behind the teeth in the back of your mouth? Are you using a product that can effectively clean between your teeth without tearing or leaving behind debris?... Read more »

Gum Disease Prevention Starts with an Effective Daily Oral Hygiene Routine

Periodontal health problems like gum disease can cause uncomfortable symptoms and potentially result in the loss of multiple teeth. Fortunately, gum disease can often be prevented by an effective and consistent daily oral hygiene routine. This starts with brushing twice and flossing your teeth once each day. This will help... Read more »

Consider a Dental Bridge to Fix Your Smile

Do you have an annoying gap in your smile you want to fill and restore the full function of your smile? Fix it with a dental bridge! If you don’t know what a dental bridge is, our dental staff here at Midlothian Dental Arts is happy to help you with... Read more »

A History of Gold Dental Crowns

Dental crowns come in many different substances, one of the extra popular being gold. Because gold is a malleable substance practically insusceptible to erosion, it makes a good oral material for replacing pearly whites. However, golden teeth have held many different appeals throughout the years, and their suitability to replacing... Read more »

How To Take Care of Your Teeth

Dental health is vital to your overall health and happiness. But it doesn’t have to be complicated! Here are some basic instructions for taking care of your teeth. ADA Seal of Acceptance: When shopping for dental supplies, look for products with the ADA Seal of Acceptance. This seal ensures that... Read more »

9 Signs That You May Have Bruxism

Sleep bruxism, an illness where you gnash or grind your teeth during your sleep, can lead to damaged teeth, headaches and jaw disorders, and it often leads to other sleep problems such as sleep apnea and snoring. Regrettably, self-diagnosing bruxism can be complicated – you can’t exactly tell what you’re... Read more »