A Tooth That Has Lost a Dental Filling Needs Timely Treatment

Symptoms of a failing dental filling often manifest as worsening sensitivity or a change in the tooth’s surface texture. Some patients with a distressed dental filling will also notice discomfort when biting down hard. If you ignore the signs of distress or you fail to attend your routine dental checkups with Dr. Betzy Lara-Perdue, the… Read more »

Keep Your Teeth Strong with Regular Fluoride Application

Proper daily oral care is the key to having healthy teeth and excellent oral hygiene. Daily oral care should be accompanied by routine dental checkups every six months and regular fluoride treatment. We offer insight into your options for regular fluoride application to improve the quality of your teeth and enhance your dental hygiene. Certain… Read more »

Super Smiles: Oral Health Care

Your smile often depends on receiving the necessary oral health care treatments and guidance, so it can continue to function properly for the rest of your life. If for any reason you are struggling with your oral health care, it is important that you are applying the necessary treatments, not only for prevention tactics but… Read more »

Oral Health Can Be Yours With These Tips

Are you struggling with constant cavities and poor oral health? If so, you have come to the right place! Oral health is essential, and many people don’t know the many different things you can do to help your oral health stay healthy and reduce the risk of cavities. To help you with more information on… Read more »

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 »