A Tooth That Has Been Knocked Out May Need a Bridge

Oral trauma comes in a myriad of forms. One of the most severe is when an accident or trauma knocks a tooth out. In most of these situations, the tooth shatters or breaks off at the gumline. A tooth in this condition cannot be returned to its natural state. Sometimes enough of the root remains… Read more »

Are You a Victim of Bruxism?

Are you a victim of bruxism? Often going undetected, bruxism is the result of grinding and gnashing your teeth, often while unconscious. One common sign of bruxism is snoring. Ask your sleeping partner or roommate if they have ever noticed that you snore or grind your teeth while you sleep. However, just because you snore… Read more »

What You Should Know About Cleaning Your Tongue

Do you make every effort to brush and floss your teeth regularly? Do you work hard to keep your pearly whites healthy and strong? If so, good work! But have you ever wondered if there might be anything else you could do to protect your pearly whites? If you have, we recommend considering the benefits… Read more »

Cosmetic Dental Restorations Often Call for a Porcelain Crown

An appealing smile can be an important element of a happy and healthy social life. Having one or two teeth suffering from chips, mismatched fillings, or discolored tooth enamel can seriously hamper your self-esteem. Fortunately, Dr. Richard Guthrie is well armed with any number of cosmetic restoration solutions. One of the most effective methods for… Read more »

A Custom Set of Dentures Can Fully Replace the Function of Your Missing Teeth

The American Dental Association estimates that 47 percent of Americans over the age of 30 suffer from some form of gum disease. Adding to this, the Centers for Disease Control also estimate that 62 percent of people over the age of 65 suffer from moderate-to-severe gum disease. In the long term, the complications of untreated… Read more »

How to Properly Heal Following Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Did you know that recovery is vital after oral surgery? Well, it’s true. It’s important to properly recover so you can return to a strong and successful oral health. So, if you’re about to extract your wisdom teeth in , , your dental team at has some helpful recovery tips for you. Those are: Tip… Read more »

The Details About Scaling and Root Planing—A Treatment for Gum Disease

If you have the symptoms of gum disease, which are constant bad breath or red, swollen, or receding gums, it’s very important to visit your dentist, Dr. , and receive treatment right away. Gum disease is a serious and dangerous dental issue that attacks your smile and alters your oral health, resulting in loose and… Read more »

How to Keep your Teeth for Life

Your teeth are one of the most important tools your body has. From helping you eat to shaping the way you talk and your smile, your teeth play a pretty active role in your day-to-day life. So obviously, you’d want to take care of them for life, right? Well, you’d be surprised at how many… Read more »

What to Do About Dental Emergencies

Do you know what you would do during a dental emergency? Do you know what would qualify as a dental emergency? Accidents can happen very quickly and can be incredibly unpleasant experiences. But if you know what to do, you could actually take steps to save your tooth. Many things can constitute a dental emergency…. Read more »

Did You Know That Medications Can Harm Your Teeth?

You probably know that there are a number of things you should do to protect your teeth. The health of your mouth can actually affect the health of your entire body. For this reason, we recommend being conscientious of the medications you take and telling our dentist about any medications you take. There are more… Read more »