A Failing Dental Filling Needs to Be Treated by a Dentist

Gold and porcelain dental fillings are typically cemented to the surrounding tooth enamel with a strong dental grade adhesive. Amalgam and composite dental fillings start out as a pliable material that bonds to the adjacent tooth enamel when cured with a special ultraviolet light. If you struggle to maintain a consistent oral hygiene routine, the buildup of plaque acids and... read more »

Cavity Prevention Is Possible If You Choose to Strive for It

Did you know that cavities can be stopped without resorting to dental fillings after they have already done their damage? The truth is that cavity prevention is possible if you choose to strive for it. This includes setting daily routines for cleaning your teeth and gums, as well as regular checkups and a healthy diet. Setting your daily routine for... read more »

A Fluoride Treatment Can Help Maintain Healthy Teeth

As you go about your average day, the acidic foods and beverages you consume can affect the mineral content of your tooth enamel. This process of demineralization is even more likely to occur if you have inconsistent oral hygiene habits. If it's not counteracted in some way, this can weaken your teeth, making them prone to cavities and tooth sensitivity.... read more »

Reasons to Get a Dental Crown

Does your smile need a pick-me-up? Is it suffering from numerous cracks, chips, or stains so deep in the enamel that you can’t erase them via whitening? If so, then it’s time you come in to pay our team here at Open Door Family Dentistry a visit. Dental crowns can do a lot for your self-confidence by fixing visual issues... read more »

Cracked Tooth: A Few Facts

Have you ever bitten into one of your favorite foods and heard a crack? As you probably know, this can be an extremely unpleasant experience. Often people feel that they can wait to have this problem addressed, but we recommend looking for treatment immediately. A cracked tooth could be caused by a cavity. If this is the case, you’ll probably have... read more »