Category: Tooth Decay

Treat Your Cavity to a Tooth-Colored Filling

Given the prevalence of tooth decay, there’s a good chance that you’re familiar with a dental filling. In fact, if you’re among the 90% of adults who’ve been affected by decay in one or more permanent teeth, you’ve probably had a dental filling placed at some point. Typically, a tooth-colored dental filling can treat your… Read more »

A Few Differences Between Metal and Tooth-Colored Fillings

If you haven’t already had to treat a cavity, then there’s a good chance you might at some point in your life (cavities affect over 90% of adults at least once). The good news is that, these days, we can treat most cavities with tooth-colored fillings, made from natural-looking composite resin rather than metal, like… Read more »

Tips to Stop Cavity Development

Sugar, starches, and other fermentable carbohydrates feed certain bacteria that dwell in your mouth; namely, Streptococcus mutans. As they feed, S. mutans convert sugar into acids that attack tooth enamel while depleting your teeth of enamel-building minerals. Weak enamel is easier for bacteria to bypass, and therefore increases your risks of cavity development. Cosmetic dentistry… Read more »

Interesting Facts About Chewing Gum

Eliminating bad habits that can harm your dental health is a great first step in restoring your smile’s youthful appearance. You have probably heard that chewing on any food which is sticky, or takes a while to chew is generally bad for your teeth. In the case of sugar-free chewing gum, this is actually not… Read more »

Exceptional Benefits of Metal-Free Fillings

You may feel disappointed when you find out you have a cavity, particularly if you assume you will receive a metal filling. Composed of mixed metals, including mercury, these restorations remove the decay and repair your tooth but they come with a variety of potentially unsavory side effects. To ensure you enjoy a return to… Read more »

Tooth-Friendly Foods For The Holidays

You all know that the holidays can be tough on your waistline. There is so much food and so many goodies, from candy, to cake, to pie, hot chocolate, wine, and on and on. But your waistline is not the only thing that suffers. Be aware of your dental health. Most of those goodies listed… Read more »

The Importance of Saliva

There are many things about your body that you take for granted and don’t question. Some things are easy to overlook like the importance of saliva. How many people think about their saliva? Why would they? Throughout your daily life there seem many more important things to deal with than your saliva. There is no… Read more »

Halloween: A Dentists Worst Nightmare?

Halloween is coming up and kids are already getting excited about it. They are discussing costume ideas, planning their trick-or-treating route, and anticipating barrels of candy. You may think that Halloween is a dentist’s worst nightmare, but there are ways of getting around that. Read on as your Sheridan dentists, Dr. Cody Coon, Dr. Justin… Read more »

Questions about Metal Dental Fillings? Answers are Here

Dentist are always “filling” patients in on optimal dental hygiene practices. If such advice isn’t followed, you could end up needing an actual dental filling. This certainly isn’t the end of the world. However, the ideal is avoiding cavities through brushing and flossing teeth, as well as visiting Sheridan dentist, Dr. Donald Coon every six… Read more »

Sheridan Family Dentist Describes Details of Dental Plaque

The dental needs of adults and children may have some differences, but there is one thing bound to be in common with patients of all ages: plaque. When you go in for your dental checkups, plaque (and the hardened version which is known as tartar, or calculus) will be scraped from your teeth. Leave it… Read more »