BPA in my Dental Fillings?

There has been a lot of public awareness of BPA (Bisphenol A) and its impact on health and human development. BPA is used in the manufacturing of plastics and can bind to mammalian estrogen receptors in the laboratory setting, giving rise to impact on heart disease, obesity, diabetes, immune system... Read more »

Over-the-Counter Whitening: What You Need to Know

As you may already know, there are many ways you can successfully whiten your smile, and some of those ways involve the use of over-the-counter whitening products at home! If you’re interested in whitening your smile with an at-home treatment, our Kaitilin Riley DDS team has some helpful information for... Read more »

Using a Crown to Restore the Enamel of a Fractured Tooth

A crack or deep fracture in the enamel of one of your teeth is often a serious problem that demands immediately attention. Beyond the pain you will experience, if the tooth is not restored in short order it can develop serious tooth decay problems that could even lead to or... Read more »

Hardened Tartar Is the Leading Cause of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, sometimes known as gum disease, has several different forms. It is estimated by American Dental Association that roughly 47% of all people over 30 years old also have some degree of periodontal disease. At the same time the Centers for Disease Control report that 64% of seniors over... Read more »

The Possible Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

Feeling pain in one or more teeth when you eat hot, cold, sweet or acidic foods, can be disconcerting and prompt you to unnecessarily avoid certain foods. In some cases, tooth sensitivity, could be an early warning sign of a more serious problem. Toothpaste that has been formulated with special... Read more »

Dental Bleaching Procedure for the Safest, Most Effective Way to Whiten Your teeth

The enamel of the teeth in your smile can be stained from several different sources like dark foods and beverages, tobacco use, and natural processes of aging. How deeply your teeth are stained will determine the best whitening products or procedures needed to give you the whiter smile you want.... Read more »

The Importance of Oral Hygiene

Brushing your teeth at least twice a day is important for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. But did you know that your brushing hygiene also depends on how you maintain and store your toothbrush? It is good to get in the habit of washing your toothbrush on a regular... Read more »