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 »

Find Out Why You Should Brush Here

If you’re not sure why you should brush your teeth twice a day, then our dentists, Dr. John Cronkrite, John Felkner, would like to help you become more sure. The more sure you are, the better! There are many reasons why you should brush your teeth twice a day. Brushing... Read more »

The Role of Denture Adhesive in Prolonging Denture Use

At Szmanda Dental Edgar, we are pleased to offer full dentures to effectively restore oral function that has been deeply affected by tooth loss. To prolong the wear of your dentures, we recommend using denture adhesive to improve the denture grip and slow down oral atrophy. Though dentures are designed... Read more »

Dentistry Dynamics: Oral and Throat Cancer Detection

Although many individuals improve their oral health care and focus on making sure their mouth is free and clean of debris, there are several risks to your smile that you may be unaware of. One of the biggest risks to your facial area is due to oral and throat cancers.... Read more »

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 »