How Does the Dentist Fix a Cavity?

If you have been told you have a cavity that needs filling, you may be wondering what that process entails. In fact, fillings are straightforward and routine procedures. Check out our blog post where we let you know what you can expect if you’re headed into our office to have a cavity filled.

4 Dental Milestones You Should Know

Important milestones help you keep track of your child’s growth and development. Dental milestones are no different: they can help you understand and prepare for the next steps so you can care for your child’s oral health. Check out our blog post for details on these milestones.

Managing Pain & Hygiene After Oral Surgery

When you receive oral surgery, whether it’s a tooth extraction, wisdom teeth removal, or something else, you’ve just taken an important step in looking after your dental health—but you’re not quite done yet. To ensure you have the easiest and speediest recovery possible, you need to know how to take care of your oral hygiene and manage any potential pain after your dental surgery. Read our blog post for details.

Post-Op Care for Oral Surgery

Oral surgery, like any surgery, can seem daunting–especially when it comes to recovery. To have the best chance at a quick recovery, it’s always smart to be prepared. Read our blog post for a look at the basics of post-op care so that you’ll be ready if you or a loved one goes in for a procedure.

Dangers of Amalgam Dental Fillings

Dental amalgam has long been the standard ingredient in dental fillings. In fact, it’s been in use for over a century. Just because it’s been around for a while, however, doesn’t mean you want it in your mouth. Read our blog post for a look at the dangers of, and alternatives to, amalgam dental fillings.

How Can You Prevent Coffee Stains on Teeth?

If you’re like most of our team at Smiles Dental, your morning coffee is an essential part of your day. However, we have to acknowledge that the tasty beverage that wakes you up and puts some pep in your step also has a downfall: it can stain your teeth. Read our blog post for tips on preventing coffee stains on your teeth.

Did You Know April is National Oral Health Month?

Throughout the month of April, spring is in full swing. Everywhere you look, you can see evidence of healthy growth in nature. April is also National Oral Health Month and a chance to reinvest in your own beautiful smile. Read our blog post for ideas how to celebrate!

A Day in the Life of a Dental Hygienist

From our very first patient of the day to the time our doors close in the evening, the talented dental hygienists at Smiles Dental work hard to keep things running smoothly. Read our blog post for a look at a day in the life of a dental hygienist.

The Best & Worst Easter Candy for Your Child’s Teeth

Spring is in full swing, which means that Easter is fast approaching. We know that our patients and their families celebrate this holiday in different ways, but one aspect of Easter remains relatively common among everyone: the Easter candy. Read our blog post to learn about the best and worst Easter candy for your child’s teeth.

Why do My Gums Bleed?

Though it may be common to experience bleeding gums in your lifetime, it’s not normal or healthy. If you’re noticing blood in the sink after brushing or flossing, there is cause for concern. Read our blog post for some of the reason for bleeding gums and what you can do about it.

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