Essential Dental Tips on Dental Floss

  In order to keep your teeth safe, it is essential to make sure you're practicing effective oral health care and hygiene treatments on a daily basis. This includes brushing and flossing your teeth daily. It is highly recommended that you brush your teeth twice a day and floss between your teeth every day as well. One treatment cannot work... read more »

Dental Bridges and Their Positive Effect on Your Oral Health

Although dentures attract most of the attention when it comes to tooth replacements, dental bridges, also known as fixed partial dentures are extremely effective for replacing teeth. Dental bridges work by anchoring themselves onto neighboring teeth in your mouth for a durable hold that can last many years. Effective benefits of dental bridges include the following: - Dental bridges can... read more »

Your Routine Dental Exam helps Detect Cavities, Gum Disease, and Signs of Oral Cancer

The American Dental Association recommends having a routine dental exam and cleaning performed twice a year by a professional dentist. This simple outpatient appointment will help detect any signs of cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer. The appointment starts with a dental hygienist performing a thorough dental cleaning. Once all signs of calculus and plaque have been removed from your... read more »

A Basic Dental Filling Might Be Used to Repair a Small Cavity

Contours on your teeth along the biting surface or other surfaces can sometimes trap food deposits and bacterial residue. When this happens, the natural bacteria living in your mouth could start to develop a cavity on the tooth enamel. Early symptoms might include heightened sensitivity and a change in color or texture. With early detection, Dr. Christopher M. Granillo, DDS,... read more »

A Molar with a Failed Onlay Filling Often Needs a Crown

When tooth decay afflicts the biting surface of a molar, it often requires an inlay or onlay filling. Onlay fillings are typically larger and include elements of the side of the tooth as well as the occlusal biting surface. The passage of time and any inconsistencies in your oral hygiene routine can weaken the bond cementing an onlay filling to... read more »

Identifying the Symptoms of a Troublesome Filling

Dr. Christopher M. Granillo, DDS, LLC often repairs chips and small cavities with a basic dental filling. These are small, durable, artificial materials that are intended to restore the strength and function of the tooth for many years to come. Should you struggle to maintain good oral hygiene, the natural bacteria living in your mouth could gradually start to infiltrate... read more »

Dental Crowns Can Conceal Oral Accidents

Have you suffered an oral accident recently? Are any of your teeth badly damaged? If so, it may be wise to consider dental crowns to prevent further damage to your teeth and give you a healthy-looking smile that you can be proud of. Dental crowns are not replacements for damaged teeth, but rather fixes to conceal and protect them. Here... read more »