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 »

When Should You Brush Your Teeth?

At first, asking when you should brush your teeth may be sound like an odd question. After all, doesn’t everyone know when to brush their teeth? Brushing is an important part of removing food particles and plaque from your teeth. Plaque is a film containing bacteria, that builds up on your teeth. When you eat… Read more »

The Secret Successes of Laser Dentistry

Although it is not often discussed, or in many instances, completely unknown to many individuals, lasers can and are effectively used for precision therapies within the dental industry. The secret successes of laser dentistry remain as effective as ever. For more information about lasers in dentistry, consider the following: – It is necessary to clean… Read more »

Your Regular Teeth Cleaning

Having regular dental appointments is important for your oral health. Dr. Lara-Perdue and Dr. Kennedy suggest that patients come in for a checkup at least twice a year. Depending on your oral health, you may need to visit our office more often. It is important that you come to North Forest Family Dental Care as… Read more »

Do Not Feed Your Child Products That Can Harm Their Teeth

Do not feed your child products that can harm their teeth. Sugars and food particles are capable of damaging young children’s teeth and cause baby bottle tooth decay. Baby bottle tooth decay is a disorder in young children caused by dental erosion attributed to sugars and other harmful products that eat away at their precious… Read more »