An Amalgam Dental Filling to Repair a Chipped Tooth

Tooth enamel has the inherent hardness necessary to bite, chew, and efficiently break food down to be swallowed safely. Yet there are some things that can apply enough force to chip or fracture tooth enamel. This might come from nervously chewing on foreign objects, crunching on ice, or unconsciously grinding... Read more »

A Positive Oral Health Care Outlook with Dentures

Are you in need of a tooth replacement treatment such as dentures? If you are missing any teeth, or are scheduled to have teeth removed in the near future, dentures can be highly effective for completing your smile and give you the function, look, and capability as intended for a... Read more »

Preparing Your Smile for Halloween Sweets

The time has come to maximize your oral health care before Halloween arrives. As long as you take good care of your teeth and gums with effective treatments and systems to this Halloween, you can make sure your risk for dental damage remains at a minimum. Here are some important... Read more »

Choosing the Right Mouthwash

Are you thinking about adding mouthwash to your daily oral hygiene routine? If so, excellent! This is an easy and fun way to enhance your dental health. But before you go out and buy your first bottle, there are some things you will want to know. There are two major... Read more »

How to Whiten Your Teeth and Prevent Future Stains

If you’re tired of your discolored tooth enamel, our dentist, Dr. Stephanie S. Karlin & Justin S. Petracek, has some good news for you: There are things you can do to remove the tooth stains and prevent tooth discoloration in the future! To help you do so, they has some... Read more »

Does Brushing Too Hard Cause Tooth Sensitivity?

As you may already know, it’s very important to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. Now, this might seem like a simple task, but if you don’t brush properly, there is a chance you can harm your teeth and gums. In fact, if you brush... Read more »

Tips on How to Relieve Cold Sore Discomfort

Do you have a cold sore? If so, you probably feel frustrated and irritated. This is normal and to be expected. Fortunately, our dentist, Dr. Stephanie S. Karlin & Justin S. Petracek, has some tips that can help you handle the situation and dull the discomfort while you wait for... Read more »

Sedation Dentistry Secrets for a Healthy Smile

If you are easily stressed or anxious when visiting the dentist, there are sedatives that you can take that will ease your mind and dull your senses. Depending on the level of sedation you need, different sedatives can produce different results. Some levels of sedation can put your mind and... Read more »

When Do You Need an Oral Cancer Screening?

If you have noticed changes in your mouth, you should see your dentist as soon as possible and ask about an oral cancer screening. In the United States alone, over 40,000 people each year are diagnosed with the disease. To learn more about oral cancer detection, please read the following:... Read more »

How to Make Your Brushing Routine More Effective

Oral hygiene is important for your smile and your oral health. This is why it’s strongly encouraged to brush twice a day, floss once a day, and rinse daily. If you do these things, there is a good chance your smile can remain in tip-top shape. Today, Dr. Stephanie S.... Read more »