Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

A Partial Denture Can Restore a Smile Marred by Missing Teeth

If you have lost one or more front teeth to a dental injury or untreated tooth decay, the missing tooth has likely done more than just hamper your ability to eat properly. Indeed, many people who are missing teeth also experience issues related to their outward appearance, which leads them... Read more »

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 »

Toothbrushing Techniques

To help protect your teeth and gums on a daily basis, it is important to establish effective tooth brushing techniques. Establishing an effective oral health care plan in regard to your toothbrush is essential, as your toothbrush is often used to rinse away debris in your mouth and help prevent... Read more »

A Previously Extracted Tooth Might Be Restored by a Dental Bridge

As hard as your teeth are there are still times when an oral injury or untreated cavity can lead to severe dental distress. In a case where the root of the tooth has been badly compromised emergency treatment might call for a total extraction. After the affected gum tissues have... Read more »

The Symptoms of Enamel Erosion

If you’re a victim of enamel erosion, it’s important to treat your smile right away. This is because enamel erosion makes you vulnerable to tooth cracks and even cavities. So, make sure to visit our dentist in Durham, North Carolina, Dr. Imeni, for treatment. Now, this might be a tough... Read more »

How to Relieve Dry Mouth

If you’re a victim of dry mouth, then you likely experience a burning feeling in the mouth, cracked lips, a sticky or dry feeling in the mouth, trouble chewing and swallowing, mouth sores, bad breath, cavities and more. If you’re like many others, you’re looking for ways to relieve your... Read more »

Periodontal Disease Is Often Linked to Poor Oral Hygiene Habits

Ideally, you should brush your teeth twice each day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Your daily brushing efforts should also be followed up by thoroughly flossing between each of your teeth and along the gumline at least once per day. It’s also important to clean the space behind... Read more »

Don’t Delay Treating a Chipped Tooth

Chewing on pens and pencils or using your teeth to open packaging can place an excessive amount of force on your tooth enamel. A similar threat is also posed by grinding your teeth while sleeping. In time the unnatural force applied to your teeth could chip or fracture a tooth.... Read more »