Fluoride Supplements Might Help Prevent Tooth Decay

Inconsistent oral hygiene practices are often the root cause of tooth decay and gum disease problems. If you fail to remember to brush your teeth twice each day or you sometimes forget to thoroughly floss, bacterial deposits can start to accumulate on your teeth.   In a relatively short amount... Read more »

Facts About Children’s Smiles

Your dentist, Dr. John Cronkrite, John Felkner, wants your child to have the strong, healthy and top-notch smile they deserve. However, that goal is not possible without your help. Unfortunately, if you don’t know much about your child’s smile, you’re limited with all of the things you can do for... Read more »

Dental Fractures Often Require a Dental Crown Restoration

Bad oral habits like chewing on ice, pencils or pens could put your teeth at increased risk of suffering a dental fracture. Some patients may experience significant pain, discomfort and sensitivity in their teeth. Even if you don’t feel pain in the damaged tooth, you should still have it examined... Read more »

What to Know About Temporormandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

TMJ is the shortened version of Temporormandibular Joint Disorder. This is an extremely bothersome issue with the joint that connects the jawbone to the skull. It is a condition that is closely associated with an excessive habit of clenching the jaw and grinding of the teeth. Without treatment, the disorder... Read more »

What Are the Benefits of a Dental Cleaning?

As you may already know, your dental cleaning appointments are recommended every six months, but do you know why? Well, our dentist, Dr. John Cronkrite, John Felkner, would be happy to tell you why. Dental cleanings are vital for your oral health and smile. This is because they can benefit... Read more »

A Loose Bridge Can Lead to Significant Complications

There are several types of dental restoration offered at Szmanda Dental Edgar’s clinic. This can include temporary measures such as a removable partial denture, or oral surgical restorations involving a dental implant. At the same time, many people missing a single tooth will choose to have it replaced with a... Read more »

Unique Insight on Halitosis Prevention

In order to keep your smile safe, it is essential to make sure you're doing everything you can to eliminate bad breath from arising in your mouth. If you are suffering from bad breath, also known as halitosis, it means that foul odors arise out of your mouth. This could... Read more »

Oral Health Keys: Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral and throat cancers are one of the most severe oral health ailments that can plague your mouth. The 5-year survival rate for individuals diagnosed with oral and throat cancer is barely 60%. Thus, it is important to always look for signs and symptoms of oral cancer, and receive oral... Read more »

Brushing with Baking Soda: Good or Bad?

One controversial dental topic today is whether to brush with baking soda or not. Some believe baking soda is very effective for cleaning the smile while others believe baking soda is unnecessary and even harmful for the smile. Today, our dentist, Dr. John Cronkrite, John Felkner, would like to help... Read more »

Tips on How to Care for Inflamed Gums

Are you searching for a way to relieve your inflamed and swollen gums? If so, you have come to the right blog! Our dentist, Dr. John Cronkrite, John Felkner, has the tips you need. Now, because inflamed gums are a symptom of gum disease (along with many other causes), it’s... Read more »