Give Your Smile A Teeth Whitening Treatment for Halloween

The festive fall season is upon us filling the air with spices and sugary treats just in time for Halloween! This year, instead of spooking everyone with a dull and faded smile, why not dazzle your family and friends with a beautiful white smile this year? Teeth whitening treatments are... Read more »

A Tooth That Has Been Compromised by a Large Cavity Can Often Be Restored by a Crown

Cavities occur when the natural bacteria in your mouth exploit the tooth enamel. This is often a result of poor oral hygiene or enamel erosion caused by acidic foods and beverages. If a cavity is not repaired in short order it can spread to compromise a significant amount of tooth... Read more »

How to Treat Your Sensitive Teeth

If you have to deal with sensitive teeth, you know that several things can cause discomfort. For example, if you have sensitive teeth, you could struggle with even letting a cool breeze hit your teeth. Similarly, you probably know that there are certain foods you should avoid, but do you... Read more »

A Previously Extracted Tooth Can Be Effectively Restored with a Dental Implant

A confident smile begins with a healthy mouth, that means keeping your pearly whites and gums in top notch condition. If you have had a tooth extracted due to a severe crack, fracture or advanced tooth decay, it can seriously impair the full function of your mouth. In a situation... Read more »

Flossing: Here are Some Tips

As you know, flossing can play a major role in maintaining good oral health. Conversely, if you don’t floss daily, you’ll probably find yourself facing unpleasant consequences—and sadly these consequences may not be limited to your mouth. You see, flossing cleans your gum line. In reality, there is not better—or... Read more »

Industry Standard Materials for Making Crowns

A crown is designed to effectively restore the enamel layer of a tooth that has been damaged or compromised by advanced tooth decay, fracture or required cosmetic restoration. The specific tooth’s function and appearance in your smile will determine which industry standard material Kaitilin Riley DDS recommends for your new... Read more »

Early Diagnosis of Oral Cancer Improves Treatment Success

There are essentially three different phases involved in the regular dental check up performed at Kaitilin Riley DDS. The two initial phases of the appointment focus on cleaning your teeth as well as detecting tooth decay and gum disease, and exploring any needed treatment options. The checkup them concludes with... Read more »

The Dangers Posed by Advanced Periodontal Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, poses a serious threat to your oral health, and can even influence other medical conditions. While there are several factors that increase your chances of developing gum disease it is primarily caused by hardened tartar at the gum line. This tartar buildup happens... Read more »

Clear Correct for a Cosmetically Appealing Smile

Clear Correct is a brand of removable clear plastic braces that has been growing in popularity for adults that have minor alignment issues. The plastic aligners are durable and the clear plastic makes it hard for the casual observer to even notice you have them in. At the initial appointment... Read more »

Choosing the Right Whitening Option to Brighten your Smile

It’s not uncommon for age, tobacco use, or dark foods and drinks, to dull your once bright white smile. Many people with dull or stained teeth choose to investigate their whitening options. The depth of staining on the teeth will greatly influence what tooth whitening products are right for you.... Read more »