The Wisdom Tooth Issues that Make Extraction Essential

Wisdom teeth are third molars that aren’t necessary today. Not only are they not necessary, but they can also cause many issues. If you experience these issues, it’s best to extract the teeth as soon as possible before your oral health becomes affected. Some wisdom tooth problems that make extraction... Read more »

A Dental Crown May Be Used to Repair a Tooth With Extensive Decay

Small cavities can often be repaired by having Drs. Collier, Goettsch, Stecklein, and Oetken apply a dental filling. However, there are times when a cavity is so large that there simply isn’t enough healthy tooth enamel remaining to anchor a dental filling. This is even more likely to be the... Read more »

Flossing Techniques for Healthy Smiles

Is your flossing technique up to snuff? It’s good to review technique every once in awhile, to make sure your teeth are getting as clean as possible. When flossing, use a thread that is roughly 18 inches long. This allows you to clean each tooth with a clean section of... Read more »

Dental Care: The Little Things (Or Not!)

Sometimes it’s easy to let the little things slide. However, oral health is no small thing! You cannot afford to forget the basics of at-home dental care. First, flossing is vital for your oral health--don’t miss it! Floss (or use another interdental cleaner) once a day. It only takes 2-3... Read more »

General Information about Dental Veneers

Are you aware that veneers can give you a smile that would make even most movie stars jealous? In fact, many modern-day smiles for celebrities are the result of dental veneers. Dental veneers are thin, yet durable artificial shells that are fused to the fronts of teeth to customize and... Read more »

What Are the Advantages of Dental Fillings?

Atop your teeth is a thin protective film known as your tooth enamel. If your tooth enamel is eroded so deeply that a hole forms in the tooth, this is called a cavity. Dental fillings are treatments used in dentistry to restore teeth that have suffered tooth enamel loss to... Read more »

The Basics of Mouth Jewelry

When you reach the teenage years, multiple new risks become available that can damage your smile. Although the social status of mouth jewelry is what often pulls people into its grasp, be aware that lip and tongue rings can do serious damage to your oral health. For a better understanding... Read more »

Is your Jaw Strong Enough for Dental Implants?

Is your jaw strong enough for dental implants? Although dental implants are important for improving your oral health and filling out your smile, they require a strong jaw to hold them in place. Fear not if your jaw is weak, as there are other alternatives including dental bridges and dentures... Read more »

The Substances that Can Threaten Your Smile

Did you know your smile is threatened on a regular basis? Well, it’s true! In fact, there are many things that can harm your teeth and gums. This is why it’s best to keep up on oral hygiene and visit Drs. Timothy Collier regularly. To help you know more about... Read more »

Keep Your Smile Shining Bright All Summer with Effective Sleep Apnea Care

Keep your smile shining brightly all summer with effective sleep apnea care. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder resulting from an obstruction of the airways while you sleep. This can be caused by a failure with brain signals to the chest muscles or an actual obstruction of the air passageways.... Read more »