Addressing Dental Emergencies

Oral emergencies can occur at any time, so it is best to prepare in advance so you know what to do should an accident. Often, the first few moments after an accident can be crucial to recovery. For a list of guidelines concerning oral emergencies, consider the following: What should... Read more »

A Custom Dental Guard Can Help Reduce Your Chances of Suffering Complications from Unconscious Night Grinding

Unresolved stress can often cause you to unconsciously grind your teeth at night. This can cause both acute and chronic problems with your teeth as well as the temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw. The extreme pressure caused by clamping your jaw tightly and grinding can cause chips, dental fractures... Read more »

Types of Mouthwash

You brush and floss your teeth regularly, but you decide to add just a little something to your oral hygiene routine. Mouthwash is always a good choice, as it can add extra protection to your smile by helping guard against decay, plaque, gingivitis, and bad breath. If you are unsure... Read more »

Ceramic Braces or Clear Aligners to Straighten Your Smile

Ceramic braces (also known as clear braces) or clear aligners are the new alternative to metal braces and having a more pleasing smile. These can be used when the teeth are not aligned as long as the alignment isn’t too off it needs the practical use of metal brackets. Dr.... Read more »

Including Dental Sealants and a Fluoride Treatment to Your Dental Exam Can Help with Cavity Prevention

The American Dental Association recommends having a professional dental exam and cleaning performed every six months. This will help us remove all traces of plaque and tartar from your mouth and monitor the health of your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues. After your teeth have been cleaned and polished... Read more »

Dental Veneers: The Trick to Enhancing Your Smile

Having a white and attractive smile can play to your favor in many of life’s social, business as well as romantic situations. This means having an imperfect and unattractive smile can hinder your self-confidence as well as your self-esteem. So, if you dislike the appearance of your smile, it’s time... Read more »

Your Oral Health, Mints, and Gum

Would you be interested in learning that bad breath can actually be an indication of a serious issue? For example, bad breath could actually be a symptom of gum disease. Furthermore, if have consistent bad breath, you could ultimately have gum disease. Fortunately, there are many things that can help... Read more »

A Whitening Consultation Can Help You Find the Best Method for Improving Your Smile

Discolored tooth enamel and chronic staining issues can significantly impair the appearance of your smile. Many people in the Midlothian, Virginia, area struggling with an issue like this will contact Midlothian Dental Arts to explore their options for improving their smile. We have the professional training and experience needed to... Read more »

Treatment of TMJ Disorder

The term “TMJ disorder” is used to describe issues with the temporomandibular joints. These joints are used to hinge your lower jaw to your upper jaw to the rest of your head. Problems in these areas are largely related to past injury inflammations caused by long-term habits such as grinding... Read more »

Your Removable Partial Needs Special Focus in Your Daily Oral Hygiene Routine

At Midlothian Dental Arts, Dr. Jeryl Abbott sometimes suggests a removable partial denture for patients who are missing multiple teeth in one part of their mouth. This is an abbreviated form of dentures that are custom designed to fit with the gum structure in the area. Even though the partial... Read more »