How Often Should I Floss?

Though some have debated the importance of interdental cleaning in the recent months, we know that flossing remains an indispensable part of a complete oral hygiene routine. Let’s take a look at a few common questions we are asked about flossing. What is flossing, and why is it important? Flossing is the most common method… Read more »

Discolored Teeth Can Be Repaired Through A Dental Crown

Your dentist may have recommended a dental crown to you if you have a misshapen, discolored, or weak tooth. Here are some basic things to know before getting a dental crown. A dental crown can protect and restore a tooth, and covers the entire visible portion of the tooth. It is cemented in place over… Read more »

All About the Tooth

In order to do the tough job of biting and chewing your food, your teeth need to be incredibly strong. Your incisors use between 30-50 pounds to cut and tear your food while your molars exert around 200 pounds of pressure for chewing. The part of the tooth above the gum line is called the… Read more »

A Dental Bridge Might Be Able to Replace a Lost Tooth

Without timely professional treatment, tooth decay will continue to progress. As it spreads an increasing amount of previously healthy dental structure will be demineralized and lost. This could also include a potential infection in the pulp or root of the tooth, with potential dental abscess complications. This is even more likely to become an issue… Read more »

A Regularly Scheduled Dental Exam Is Designed to Detect New Cavities

The American Dental Association offers several recommendations to help individuals maintain strong teeth and a healthy mouth. This includes practicing an effective oral hygiene routine each day, as well as attending a dental checkup with a professionally trained dentist, every six months. The first part of a checkup at North Forest Family Dental Care includes… Read more »

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 »