What is a Periapical Abscess?

When left alone, cavities can become painfully abscessed. When the bacteria and decay takes over the inner tooth pulp, it is able to gain access to the roots—and it doesn’t stop there. It can then spread to the tip, where it makes a pocket that fills with pus. Now, it... Read more »

How Can a Professional Fluoride Treatment Help Me?

When you come to our office for a dental checkup, our dentist, Dr. Joel Wiersum, provides a professional fluoride treatment. This treatment can help you and your smile in many ways. To help you understand why we offer this treatment, our dental team is happy to list the ways it... Read more »

The Severity of a Dental Fracture Will Influence the Recommended Treatment Plan

A dental fracture can range in severity from a minor chip limited to the tooth’s enamel layer or a potential dental avulsion where the sensitive core structures of the tooth are traumatized. Even if you aren’t experiencing any immediate sensitivity or discomfort in the fractures tooth, you should still have... Read more »

Your Four Options for Dentures

Dentures are the traditional go-to option for tooth replacement. They are typically removable, cost friendly, and an overall effective method of tooth replacement. We are pleased to offer you four excellent options for dentures to help you restore your smile to its original glory: - Conventional full dentures: This appliance... Read more »

Teach Your Smile About Halitosis Prevention

  Have you done enough to keep your smile safe from the effects of halitosis, also known as bad breath? If bad breath is present, it means that there some sort of oral health ailment within your body. However, it can be treated if you understand was causing it. Make... Read more »

Risk Factors for Tooth Sensitivity

Are you going to experience tooth sensitivity? Are you likely to? Understanding the signs can be half the battle, so we've put together this information on tooth sensitivity causes and risk factors for your educational purposes. We hope you enjoy. When your pearly white's roots are exposed due to receding... Read more »

Lifetime Smile Care

Are you interested in caring for your smile for a lifetime? If so, our dentist, Dr. Joel Wiersum, is happy to hear that! Lifetime smile care can help you in many ways. So, to help you keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape for many years, our dentist is... Read more »

A Significant Case of Dental Attrition Might Require Treatment with a Dental Crown

Pre-existing alignment problems between two or more of your teeth can cause excess wear and stress on a tooth’s enamel layer. While it might not be obvious at first, the gradually process of dental attrition can start to have an increasing negative effect on the health and integrity of the... Read more »

Gum Disease Treatment Can Help You Restore Your Healthy Gums

Healthy gums are as vital to a beautiful smile as healthy teeth. And if you suffering from the effects of gum disease, you are on the track to steady decline in oral health, because gum disease is a progressively degenerative disease.  With proper treatment, periodontal disease can be stopped. If you... Read more »

Improve Your Smile with a Dental Bridge

It might sound redundant when we say that a dental bridge installment can bridge the gap in your teeth, but it’s true! This restorative treatment can restore your abilities to speak, eat, and chew regularly, alleviate stress on your bite and jaw, and enhance the overall appearance of your smile.... Read more »