Implants vs. Bridges: What to Know

Having teeth replaced is a bittersweet experience. On one hand, it’s great to finally have teeth that work properly again. Then again, it does mean that your oral health suffered enough to get to this point. When you get to this point, you’ll have a few different options to choose from for your new teeth…. Read more »

What Is TMJ Disorder?

The temporomandibular joint is what connects your jaw to your skull. It’s an important joint, and it’s easily irritated. Whenever you have pain or irritation in this joint, it’s known as TMJ disorder. A lot of different things can cause TMJ disorder. Knowing what causes it can help you avoid getting it. Even if you’ve… Read more »

How Do You Choose a Toothpaste?

The last time you went to buy toothpaste, were you amazed, and perhaps a little overwhelmed, at the options that are available? We would like to help make it a little easier to figure out which one might be better for your smile. Unless you have been specifically told differently by one of our dentists,… Read more »

Effective Gingivitis Prevention Includes Thorough Daily Flossing

Gingivitis is the earliest form of periodontal disease, which typically causes inflamed gums that bleed easily and often leads to chronic bad breath. Without professional treatment, it can worsen into the more severe form of gum disease which is known as periodontitis. If you have periodontal health concerns the wisest course of action is to… Read more »

Dental Attrition Can Be Caused by Changes in the Alignment of Your Teeth

The shape and curvature of each tooth in your mouth is intended to maximize their relationship with their partners in your bite pattern. When they meet at a clean angle it allows you to efficiently bite, chew and grind food. As you age it’s possible for genetics and other factors to cause gradual changes in… Read more »

Springtime Smile Bliss: Mouth Guards

Enhancing your smile through the use of mouth guards is extremely beneficial for individuals who routinely suffer from problems associated with oral accidents or injuries. If you are involved in any high-risk activities such as contact sports, it is important to visit your dentist to determine if a mouth guard it should be employed. As… Read more »

Five Tips for Proper Denture Care

Making the decision to receive dentures is a big life change, and we want to make sure you feel confident in your choice. Below are five helpful ways to care for dentures at home and keep them in excellent shape: 1. Give your dentures a rinse every day before you brush them in order to… Read more »

Try Our Teeth Whitening Treatment

Although appearances are not everything, you can feel more at ease when you have a white smile. Here at Family Dentistry, we offer a whitening treatment which can help you get the pleasing smile you want. Drs. David G. Ogle, Samuel E. Schmitz, William R. Hart, & David Fickas, our dentists, uses a special gel… Read more »

A Dental Check-up Helps Detect Dental Health Problems

A consistent, daily routine that includes brushing your teeth each morning and night, and flossing your teeth at least once per day can help prevent problems with tooth decay and periodontal disease. The American Dental Association also recommends that you have a routine dental check-up performed by like Dr. every six months. This outpatient appointment… Read more »

Boosting Your Smile With Teeth Whitening

With spring coming soon and bringing with it the social swing of summer, many patients want a smile that is ready to dazzle their friends and peers. While regular professional dental exams and cleanings go a long way in promoting a healthy smile, you can quickly boost the color and brightness of your smile by… Read more »