Your General Health Depends Partially on Your Smile

We urge you to consider the importance of your oral health and its effect on your overall wellbeing. Stable dental health improves the appearance of your smile and helps many areas of your body function better. We have provided information on a few of the many ways your dental health... Read more »

Installing a Dental Bridge Might Prevent Latent Tooth Loss Complications

Severe tooth decay and significant dental trauma can sometimes affect a tooth to such a degree that it can’t viably be treated by a root canal. In a case this severe, the dental specialists at Dental Associates of Manchester might advocate a treatment plan that calls for a total dental... Read more »

What to Do About Dental Fears

You may be surprised to learn that many people feel nervous or stressed leading up to or during a dental appointment. There are even some who’s anxiety goes so far as to be described as a phobia. Their fear of the dentist will lead them to do whatever they can... Read more »

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 »