Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Can the Color of Your Tongue Mean Something?

You’ve probably seen them on social media, or you might have a picture of a musician playing the guitar with his or her tongue hanging out. Pictures of this nature have become increasingly popular, and if a baby or young child is nearby, it may be almost impossible not to... Read more »

A Dental Crown Restoration May Be Needed to Treat a Tooth With a Large Cavity

If you put off your routine dental checkup, a small cavity on a tooth can go undetected. As time goes on the untreated area of tooth decay can start to spread. Sometimes the affected tooth can also suffer a significant fracture. If you have noticed a problem with one of... Read more »

Educate Yourself About Tooth Brushing Care

The care that you give your toothbrush along with any other cleaning utensils that you may use is essential. If you are failing to care for your toothbrush properly, it will not be able to clean out your mouth effectively. Not only do you need to employ effective contamination prevention... Read more »

Additional Information About Thumb Sucking

To help properly treat thumb sucking, it is important to discourage it anytime it is found. If you notice that your child is constantly sucking their thumb, you should help provide them treatment, so it can be eliminated as soon as possible. If your child continues to suck their thumb,... Read more »

What Happens in a Dental Exam?

How long has it been since you’ve gone to the dentist? Come on now, be honest with yourself. Could you be delaying making an appointment because you don’t know what to expect and it makes you nervous? Today we would like to help put you at ease by explaining what... Read more »

Oral Cancer Symptoms Require Professional Attention

Having a dental checkup every six months by our dentist, Dr. Parker Long is essential for detecting early signs of tooth decay, gum disease and developing oral health problems. Detecting these problems early is essential for effective treatment. While oral and pharyngeal cancer is more likely to affect people over... Read more »

Baseball Behavior to Avoid

If you’re a baseball player, you’re probably excited about the new starting season. Our dentist, Dr. Parker Long, hopes you have a good one! One thing he recommends is keeping your smile in mind while you swing the bat, catch baseballs and do other baseball-related things. This is important because... Read more »

Dentistry Essentials 101: Teenage Dentistry

  Caring for your teeth begins as soon as you can see a visible tooth in your mouth. However, one of the key times of your life that you should focus on is when you are a teen. Because the last of your adult teeth grow in as a teen,... Read more »