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 »

Tooth Decay Basics

Tooth decay occurs when bacteria causes plaque to materialize on your teeth and creates acid which breaks down your tooth enamel. Tooth decay can lead to serious dental problems, such as dental caries (holes in your teeth), gum disease or abscesses. Tooth decay happens in small ways every single day.... Read more »

Getting the Most Out of Your Veneers

A dental veneer is a great solution for a minor tooth problem. Veneers are very thin shells often made of porcelain that are designed and colored to perfectly match your smile. They can be used to conceal chips and stains, and close the gap between teeth that are unevenly spaced.... Read more »

Keep Your Child’s Smile Safe While Trick-or-Treating by Using Our Tips

While your child is ecstatic about trick-or-treating, their smile is terrified. This is because Halloween is a night of countless amounts of sugary treats and numerous threats from enamel erosion and tooth decay. Now, it’s OK if your child trick-or-treats, but it’s important to do all you can to ensure... Read more »

Breastfeeding to Improve Your Child’s Smile

Did you know that numerous studies have been done documenting the benefits of breastfeeding for your oral health? In fact, numerous studies have even shown that breastfeeding can help lower or completely eradicate your child's risk for numerous oral health ailments, conditions, irregularities, and illnesses. Although baby bottle tooth decay... Read more »

The Finer Details of Oral Cancer Screenings

Cancer is a severe health condition that can strike at any age and any moment. In the United States, over 40,000 people will be analyzed and diagnosed with oral cancer each year. If you notice any irregularities in your oral health, get a screening as soon as possible, as the... Read more »

Oral Health Essentials: Gum Disease

When your gum tissue becomes infected, usually due to unsuitable care, it is referred to as periodontal disease or gum disease. If it is not treated, by its advanced stages it can ultimately lead to the loss of teeth. Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an oral health issue... Read more »

The Best Smiles are Possible with Tooth Replacement Care

If you need to replace a missing tooth, modern advances in technology have allowed a terrific array of tooth like substitutions to come into being that can serve you well for many years to come. The best smiles are possible with tooth replacement care. Facts about tooth replacement treatments include:... Read more »

A Fluoride Treatment Will Strengthen Your Enamel

Did you know that your tooth enamel is made of compacted crystals? Its inherent strength provides the perfect material to chew your food and protect against tooth decay. However, when you eat and drink acidic foods and beverages or fail to practice good oral hygiene, your tooth enamel can gradually... Read more »