Oral Health Outliers: Composite Fillings

In terms of oral health care, one of the biggest risks to your smile occurs due to dental erosion and cavities. If dental erosion slowly wears away your enamel, it will eventually cause a cavity to form in a tooth. This is because harmful acids in your mouth can slowly... Read more »

Facts About Tooth Decay

Would you like to know all about tooth decay? If so, you have come to the right blog. Today, our dentist, Dr. Joel Wiersum, is happy to tell you all about tooth decay, which is also known as a cavity, because the more you know, the better. Tooth decay is... Read more »

Smile Renovations: Dentures

If for any reason you lack any teeth at all, it could lead to a severe downturn in your oral health. Not only can it put you at an increased risk for tooth decay and gum disease, but missing teeth can often hinder speaking and eating skills as well as... Read more »

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 »