Knowing About Tooth Decay Can Help You Prevent It

If you are worried about tooth decay, there are numerous steps you can take to help protect your teeth. Because tooth decay is often caused by plaque, it is extremely important that you always keep your mouth clean and free of debris. If plaque is allowed to form in your mouth, it can create harmful acids that will chew through... read more »

A Tooth with a Large Cavity Might Require a Dental Crown

The contoured areas of your teeth can sometimes trap food particles, plaque, and other materials. If you do not brush or floss on a regular basis, these substances can lead to tooth decay, which could in turn become a large cavity. You might notice a change in the texture of your tooth, of increased discomfort or sensitivity. If you have... read more »

Denture Adhesive Can Help Hold Your Denture in Place

When our dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Neal provides you with a partial or complete denture, it will be designed to fit firmly in your mouth. If your dentures fit properly you will be able to speak and eat effectively. Yet as the years go by, the bone structure in your jaw can gradually start to change in response to the lack... read more »

Learn the Signs of Bruxism Now to Protect Your Smile

When you visit Who Does Your Teeth for a dental checkup, we can check your smile for signs of bruxism, which is a harmful condition that causes you to subconsciously grind and clench your teeth. Many patients don’t know they have this habit because it typically occurs when they sleep and symptoms may not appear right away. However, we can... read more »

What Is a Canker Sore and How Can It Be Treated?

Canker sores are pesky, painful, and seem to stick around forever. While there are no true treatments for canker sores, Dr. Jeffrey Neal would like to offer some insight into what canker sores are and how you can help them heal. Many people confuse canker sores and cold sores, but cold sores are a virus and canker sores are a... read more »

Maintain a Happy Smile with Teenage Dentistry

Caring for your teeth as a teen is extremely important. The teen years are filled with numerous oral health hazards and risks including mouth jewelry, smoking, sports, and drugs. In order to ensure that your smile has the best chance of success later on in life, exercise caution with all risks that are presented in a teenager's life. Peer pressure... read more »

The Basics of Gum Disease

Did you know that if you do not treat your gum disease, the problems can reach much farther than just your mouth and teeth? For example, if you inhale the bacteria from gum disease for a long period of time, you could develop a respiratory infection. If that bacteria should find its way into your bloodstream, your arteries could harden... read more »

Three Oral Health Issues to Watch out for as You Age

Aging affects your oral health as well as your body, so watching out for issues that can harm your smile is vital. Today, our Who Does Your Teeth team is happy to talk about three oral health issues to watch out for that can harm your smile as you age. It also helps that October is National Dental Hygiene Month... read more »

Braces Can Improve Your Oral Health & Smile

Your new braces were installed at Dr. Jeffrey Neal’s orthodontic clinic to gradually reposition your teeth and correct their alignment. This involves a series of consistently timed adjustments to tighten the orthodontic components and stretch the periodontal ligaments that are responsible for anchoring your teeth in your mouth. Maintaining the structural integrity of your braces throughout the realignment process is... read more »