How to Best Take Care of a Fractured Tooth

Your tooth enamel is made up of a densely packed microscopic mineral crystals that give your teeth the strength and durability to bite, chew, and grind all kinds of foods. While your teeth are very hard, there are rare instances when a fall of blow to the face can fracture... Read more »

Traditional vs. Implant Supported Dentures

Many people eventually require some kind of denture as they get older. Teeth can be lost or need to be extracted for a variety of reasons, including damage from injury or tooth decay. While one or two teeth can be replaced with a dental bridge or implant supported crown, more... Read more »

The Ins and Outs of Cosmetic Dentistry

Do you have a smile that you feel lacks in shine and quality? If so, you may want to consider cosmetic dentistry to enhance the appearance of your teeth. At Midlothian Dental Arts, we want you to feel proud of your smile, which is why we offer dental veneers, teeth... Read more »

Watch out for These Cavity Creators

Cavity creators are anything that encourages plaque buildup on your teeth which damages the health of your teeth (and gums). We seek to keep your oral health in its best shape, so today we are going to take a look at some things that can create cavities. Plaque is a... Read more »

How Oral Piercings Affect Your Teeth

While oral piercings are a self-expressive fashion trend, you may want to think twice about getting one. Oral piercings may look edgy and cool, but they can also be destructive to your oral health. A study in the Journal of the American Dental Association found that tongue and lip piercings... Read more »

Beautify Your Smile With Veneers

Do you ever wish you could have a more radiant smile? Are you interested in closing small gaps or in repairing small cracks or chips? If so, there are a few options you can consider--including dental veneers. If you have a dull, cracked, or misaligned tooth, or any other imperfection... Read more »

Why Should You Floss?

According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Flossing is your #1 plaque-fighting weapon in the quest for optimal oral health. This all began with a dentist in New Orleans who advised his patients to use a thin silk thread to clean between their teeth. As this caught on, the Codman and... Read more »

Your Needed Oral Health Tips During Pregnancy

As you prepare to add another member to your family, it’s extremely important that you care for your smile in every way you can. Pregnancy can have a huge toll on your smile, and if you don’t take proper care of it, your oral health can falter. So, to help... Read more »

What You Should Know About Bleeding Gums

If you’ve ever been to a dentist, you’ve probably heard something about flossing—but do you know why dentist put so much emphasis on it? Similarly, you probably know that cleaning plaque from your teeth is important, but do you know what could happen if you let plaque sit on your... Read more »

Dental Implants Are Important to Oral Health

Do you suffer from a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth? If so, you are not alone. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, 178 million Americans have at least one missing tooth. Since dental implants have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device, this should not be... Read more »