Protecting your Molars

Your molars have a tough job to do, mainly grinding up your food so that you can swallow and digest it. In order to get that job done, they have ridges on them called cusps. While those cusps make chewing a snap, they also provide extra places for food particles, acids, bacteria and plaque to… Read more »

Dental Dream Makers: Oral and Throat Cancer Detection

Are you aware of the risk factors associated with oral and throat cancer and what you need to do to help protect your teeth and gums? Because oral and throat cancer can arise at any time and at any age, it’s important to make sure you’re taking care of your teeth and gums and assessing… Read more »

Take Care of Your Teeth With These Oral Hygiene Habits

Are you interested in taking care of your teeth, so they last your entire lifetime? Did you know, with proper oral hygiene care your teeth could last your whole life? Yes, it’s true! Oral hygiene plays an essential role in the health and strength of your teeth. To help you with understanding the best way… Read more »

Untreated Tooth Decay Can Cause Toothache Pain

Tooth decay is often the result of poor oral hygiene that has led to a concentrated area of lost tooth enamel. If it is caught in a reasonable amount of time, and the cavity is limited to the enamel layer our s, Dr. Thomas Cox or Dr. David Manegold might be able to treat the… Read more »

Toothpaste That Suits Your Smile’s Needs

Your tube of toothpaste is running low, which means that it’s time to restock. Because there are so many types of toothpaste, you may not know which is best for your smile or your children’s smiles. Dr. Cox, Dr. Manegold, and our team are thrilled to offer tips on choosing a toothpaste. Fluoride Toothpaste Fluoride… Read more »

A Dental Implant Can Replicate the Root Strength of a Missing Molar

The eight molars in the back of the mouth play an important role in effectively chewing, grinding, and breaking down the foods you consume before swallowing safely. When a molar is lost to a severe dental trauma or untreated tooth decay, it can significantly compromise your basic oral function. If you have recently lost a… Read more »

Finding the Type of Dental Floss You Prefer Will Encourage Daily Flossing

The American Dental Association advocates a consistent daily oral hygiene routine based on brushing your teeth each morning and night and making sure to floss at least once per day. Flossing in the evening after you are done eating or snacking for the night can be helpful for making sure bacterial deposits have been evacuated… Read more »

How to Keep Your Smile for Life

Did you know that beyond basic dental hygiene, there are things that you should be doing to preserve the health of your smile? Dr. Cox, Dr. Manegold, and our team are happy to offer advice on things you can do for your smile. Lifestyle Habits If you want to have your smile for more than… Read more »

Caring for Your Dental Bridge

Now that you’ve replaced your missing teeth with a dental bridge, you probably notice the difference it makes for your mouth. You can chew better, speak better, and smile better. In order to maintain that beautiful smile and functionality for years to come, you’ll want to take good care of your dental bridge. Here are… Read more »

How to Limit the Use of Sugar While You Bake

The holidays are right around the corner, which means baking season is almost here. As you get out your cupcake tins, candy cane makers, and cookie pans, it’s important to think about your smile. Unfortunately, sugar can attack the teeth and create cavities, which makes baking season dangerous for your oral health. If possible, it’s… Read more »