Missing Teeth: The Facts

It can be embarrassing to smile if you have a missing tooth. Similarly, you might sometimes have a hard time eating or chewing or making certain sounds because of a missing tooth. If you have this problem, you probably know that there are many solutions that could benefit you. Still, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our dentist quickly if... read more »

A Tooth with Fractured Enamel Might Need to Be Repaired with a Crown

Tooth enamel is designed to give your teeth the strength to bite and chew common foods. However, there are still times when something like a blow to the face or grinding your teeth at night can fracture a tooth. This can impair the function and appearance of the tooth and even cause issues with heightened sensitivity. If the fracture is... read more »

Healthy Eating and Healthy Teeth

When you worry about the health of your teeth – and the rest of your mouth, for that matter – do you ever take the time to think that your diet may have an impact in this regard? If not, don’t worry – many people fail to make this important connection. However, it’s very important to realize there is a... read more »

How to Prevent Cavities

They're one of the most common dental problems in the country, and yet cavities are also the most easily preventable. You just have to brush twice a day and floss and your teeth will thank you for it by not falling apart! However, a lot of people still need a few tips on how to take care of their teeth... read more »

If Your Bridge Feels Loose, You Should Seek Immediate Treatment

When a Petchalonis Dental & Associates dentists cements a bridge into place, it is with the intention that it will last for a very long time to come. Yet there are instances when problems with chronic gum disease, or a blow to the face, can compromise the cement holding your bridge in place. If either end of a bridge feels... read more »

The Truth About Gingivitis

As most people know, gingivitis is something you should try to avoid. However, do you know what gingivitis actually is? Or what it can do to your teeth? Similarly, did you know that you could have it and not even know it? You see, if plaque isn’t removed, it will eventually turn into tartar. Unfortunately, tartar usually builds up is... read more »

The Benefits of Crowns

A crown essentially replaces the enamel layer of a tooth with an artificial material that is not subject to the corrosive effects of bacteria and tooth decay. In the majority of cases, a crown is called for to restore a tooth that has been compromised by advanced tooth decay. This also extends to teeth that have lost multiple fillings or... read more »

The Five Most Common Causes of Tooth Decay

As you may already know, tooth decay is a serious dental issue that needs to be prevented as much as possible. However, that might be a difficult task if you’re not sure what causes tooth decay in the first place. So, to help you keep your smile and oral health in tip-top shape, our Petchalonis Dental & Associates team is... read more »