Some of the Symptoms of Cavities

A lot of our patients at Dental Associates of Manchester are treated for cavities by Dr. Timothy A. Collier, Gordon F. Goettsch, & Zachary Stecklein. In most cases of cavities, it can be fairly easy to tell what the issue is. However, some cases can be more difficult to diagnose.... Read more »

Safety Tips for the Teeth and Gums of Older Individuals

Your smile and your happiness in your older age often depend on the care and attention you have given to your body. Your oral health is no exception, as your teeth can weaken and wear down over time just like the rest of your body. However, there are plenty of... Read more »

Chronic Periodontal Disease Can Have a Profound Effect on Your Oral Health

Periodontal disease is primarily the result of poor oral hygiene failing to remove residual food particles and plaque from your teeth and gumline. This can harden into bacterial-rich tartar that is promoting inflammation and a possible infection of the sensitive gum tissues. Things like tobacco use, frequent alcohol consumption, and... Read more »

A Severely Fractured Tooth Might Need a Bridge Restoration

While it is extremely rare, there are times when a blow to the face can cause a severe fracture or crack in a tooth. This is even more likely to happen in your play in a contact sport without the protection of a quality mouthguard. If the root or socket... Read more »

A Missing Tooth Might Need to Be Replaced by a Bridge

A missing tooth resulting from severe decay or extraction can pose several problems for the health and function of your mouth. Beyond the impaired ability to chew food, it can also cause you to slur your speech and leave you with an unappealing smile. At the same time, the structural... Read more »

The Severity of a Chipped Tooth Will Determine the Repair Method Used

Your tooth enamel is one of the hardest biological substances known to man. At the same time, it is only hard enough to allow your teeth to bite, chew and grind tough foods. Unfortunately, there are instances when something can chip a tooth. This could be as traumatic as a... Read more »

How to Prevent Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is a serious and dangerous dental issue that can severely harm your smile. This is why it’s important to do everything you can to prevent it. Tooth decay prevention isn’t as tricky as it sounds. At Dental Associates of Manchester, we recommend the following for your smile:  -Keep... Read more »

How Dental Crowns Can Fix A Bad Tooth

Our Dental Associates of Manchester dentist may recommend that you undergo a dental crown procedure for one of several reasons: you have a particularly weak tooth that needs to be held together, you have a tooth that is extremely discolored, or you wish to have a crown placed for cosmetic... Read more »

A Missing Molar Might Need to Be Replaced by a Dental Implant

The molars in the back of your mouth are large and are primarily called upon to do a lot of work chewing and grinding foods. If a molar is knocked out or extracted, the impairment to your mouth can be significant. If you’re missing a back molar, it cannot be... Read more »

A Healthy Lifestyle Equals a Healthy Smile

There are many things you can do to achieve a healthy smile, and one of those things is having a healthy lifestyle. If you have a healthy lifestyle, you have a higher chance of having a better oral health and better life. So, to help you accomplish this goal, our... Read more »