Post-Extraction Care

Dental technology has made great strides over the years. In fact, dentists can save many teeth that in the past would have needed to be removed. But from time to time, an extraction may be necessary. For example, if your tooth has been damaged by trauma or decay to the point that it is no… Read more »

Maintaining Healthy Gums Will Help Reduce Discomfort After a Braces Adjustment

Your new orthodontic braces represent an effective method for correcting the alignment of your teeth. This is done by attending routine adjustment appointments at Dr. ’s orthodontic clinic. Each of these sessions is designed to tighten the orthodontic hardware to gradually stretch the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth in the sockets. This will eventually… Read more »

What Happens When Your Braces Come Off

After many months, and maybe even a few years, the day will come when it is time to remove your braces. Removing your braces will be done in a single appointment, and it is a relatively quick process. You will probably be pleasantly surprised by the release of the pressure on your teeth. As tempted… Read more »

Follow These Tips to Prevent Needing Dentures

Dentures, sets of fake teeth, are worn by many of our patients. And while false teeth are an awesome option if you are missing your natural chompers, a number of our patients have let us know that they’re unhappy they let their pearly whites get to the point of needing false teeth. If you have… Read more »

Protect Your Back Teeth With Dental Sealants

Your back teeth, which are your premolars and molars are equipped with grooves and ridges that help you to chew your food and prepare it for digestion. However these same grooves and ridges provide hiding places for the plaque and bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gum disease. Your dentist can apply a thin… Read more »

Root Canals Can Rescue Your Teeth

Dental erosion, injury, gum disease or decay can lead to an infection of your tooth’s innermost layer – the pulp. Your pulp contains the nerve endings, tissue and blood vessels of your tooth. If it becomes infected, the only way to save your tooth without extracting it would be to remove the pulp from your… Read more »

Are Dental Implants a Good Choice for You?

If you are missing one or more teeth, you have a variety of options to restore your smile. Implants have become very popular over the years, but are they right for you? You may be a good candidate for dental implants if your gums are in good shape and you have enough jawbone to support… Read more »

Understanding Bad Breath

Halitosis often appears in many individuals, but its causes and symptoms are not always the same with everyone. Even though halitosis, also known as gum disease, may simply be the result of smelly foods, if it repeatedly occurs, it may be the sign of something more serious, including underlying conditions outside of the mouth entirely…. Read more »

Tooth Brushing Tips

Dr. at Stonegate Dentistry wants to make sure that you make an appointment to come see at least twice a year for regular checkups and cleanings. But what about those six months between visits? Obviously, you can’t come in for a cleaning every day, but brushing and flossing are the next best things. You should… Read more »

The Hidden Uses of Laser Dentistry

Ever since lasers were first introduced into dentistry back in the 1990s, they have been riding a wave of positive reviews since then. With many procedures that used to be done by hand, lasers could now accomplish them with much more precision, leading to a multitude of benefits for your oral health care. Listed below… Read more »