Holiday Toothaches And What To Do

Parties, dinners, gift exchanges, friends, and family. The holiday season, with all its magic, can also be a little hectic! But if you let the little things slide in your oral health, that could mean a toothache–which can really throw a wrench in your holiday plans! Let’s take a look at what a toothache could… Read more »

Here Is What You Should Know About Modern Root Canal Therapy

You have no doubt heard that root canal therapy (commonly referred to as a root canal) is an unpleasant procedure, and it was back in the day. However, root canal therapy has come a long way in treat common dental problems such tooth decay and trauma. Dr. Betzy Lara-Perdue, our skilled dentist, is eager to… Read more »

The Basic Tools For Great Dental Care

To keep your teeth healthy and beautiful, you should see your dentist every six months for your regular cleaning and exam. But in between those visits, you need to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once a day. And you need the right tools for the job. Your toothbrush needs to… Read more »

Simple Measures Can Help Your Gums Heal Quickly After a Tooth Extraction

Sometimes a tooth can be too badly compromised by untreated tooth decay or a severe dental trauma for Dr. Betzy Lara-Perdue to treat it with endodontic therapy. In these extreme cases, the only option for preventing further pain and infection is for him to extract the tooth. Of course, there are other things you can… Read more »

Making Your Tooth Last with A Root Canal

The interior of your tooth contains the pulp. The pulp is extremely important to the health of your tooth. The pulp contains the blood vessels and the nerves that keep your tooth alive, but the structure of your tooth can survive without it. If you tooth is damaged by a trauma or from decay, bacteria… Read more »

Avoid Dentures with These Tips

Dentures, sets of false teeth, are used by multiple of our patients. And while false teeth are a great option if you are missing chompers, many our patients have let us know that they’re unhappy they let their teeth get to the point of needing false teeth. If you have any missing pearly whites, complete… Read more »

The Basics About Brushing and Flossing

By now, you are aware that you need to be proactive about keeping your teeth clean. You should see Dr. Betzy Lara-Perdue at North Forest Family Dental Care every six months for a cleaning and exam. During those visits, the dentist can remove any plaque you may have missed, and check for cavities and gum… Read more »

Why Regular Dental Check-Ups are Essential

Keeping up with your regular visits to the dentist can be bothersome. These visits, however, are an essential part of your oral hygiene. A checkup typically has two parts: an oral exam and a dental cleaning. The health exam is designed to catch dental related problems before they start. Cavities, gum disease, oral cancer or… Read more »

Getting Dental Implants

If you are missing teeth, or if you are having a procedure that will require a tooth replacement, you might want to consider dental implants. There are benefits to having dental implants. They can be custom made to blend in with the rest of your teeth, and they are made of titanium. The body reacts… Read more »

The Facts of Oral Hygiene: Halitosis

When bacteria in your mouth produce foul odors, it is referred to as halitosis, also called bad breath. Occasionally, it can be related to the food you consumed, but it many cases it may be a sign of an underlying illness or oral health disorder. For more information about halitosis, here are a few tips:… Read more »