How Floss Has Developed Over Time

Dental floss is an important part of proper oral hygiene. It may come as a surprise to learn that according to the ADA, only 12 percent of Americans floss every day. The flossing concept isn’t a new one. Evidence found by researchers suggests that interdental cleaning has been practiced since Prehistoric times. Researchers have found… Read more »

The Basic Tips for Taking Care of a Temporary Crown

When your dentist, Dr. , secures a temporary dental crown in your smile, it is only intended to protect the abutment while the dental lab prepares your new dental crown or bridge. It does not actually restore the full function of the tooth. If the temporary crown comes loose, falls off or is damaged in… Read more »

The Danger of Missing Fillings

Fillings are intended to repair modest areas of tooth decay. While they are intended to last a long time, the bacteria in your mouth can slowly exploit the cement holding them into place. In some situations, the bacteria work into the healthy enamel between the filling and the remaining healthy enamel. Should this pocket of… Read more »

Don’t Ignore the Signs of Gum Disease

It is reported that 47% of Americans over 30 have periodontitis, an advanced form of gum disease. In seniors that number jumps to 70%. Gum disease is one of the most common oral health problems today, and it is also one of the most serious. It can culminate in the loss of bone structure and… Read more »

Free Day of Dentistry

It’s time again for our Free Day of Dentistry! Saturday, May 7th 2016 Arrive Early! Registration is from 8am -10am. Patients ages 18+ will be seen on a first-come first-served basis. Dr. McCulla and his team of staff and volunteers will provide a cleaning, filling, or extraction to the first 90 patients, or as many… Read more »

Repairing Cavities to Restore Your Smile

Regular dental checkups are the best defense against cavities, especially when combined with good daily oral care—brushing your pearly whites at least twice every day, and flossing at least once daily. Dental checkups every six months allow us to check for tooth decay, gum disease, and old fillings to make sure they are not cracked… Read more »

Are You Ready for Oral Cancer Awareness Month?

With April around the corner, are you ready for oral cancer awareness month? April is designated oral cancer awareness month, where the dental community unites to create public awareness of oral cancer and pharyngeal cancer. This is an increasingly important program, as the cure rates for this type of cancer are typically low, killing 8,000… Read more »

What Can Mouthwash Do for Your Teeth?

Do you use mouthwash very often? Do you ever wonder if you should, or what the benefits could be? In reality, using mouthwash isn’t strictly necessary, although it isn’t a bad idea. In fact, most mouthwashes will provide you a number of benefits, though different types of mouthwash provide different advantages. If you’re interested in… Read more »

How to Help Your Child Stop Sucking on Their Thumb

The thumbsucking habit is extremely dangerous for your child’s smile. It tends to warp the growth of the mouth as well as make the teeth grow into place in a crooked and misaligned manner. If you want your child to grow into the strong, healthy, and functional smile they deserve, it’s best that you keep… Read more »

Tooth Sensitivity and Your Teeth

If you have tooth sensitivity you may have exposed dentin. What is dentin? It is the layer under the tooth’s enamel with microscopic tubules filled with nerve endings. Your tooth enamel protects the dentin in the crown, and your cementum protects the dentin that reaches beneath the crown to the roots. If you have sensitive… Read more »