Is Your Mouth Running Dry?

We have each had moments of fear or stress during which our mouths “ran dry.” Besides just being a popular expression, it is also a very common reaction to a moment of panic or fear. But, if it is happening to you on a regular basis, then it is time to do something about it…. Read more »

Over-the-Counter Whitening: What You Need to Know

Do you have minor tooth stains that take the beauty away from your smile? If so, it’s time to consider whitening your teeth! There are many teeth whitening treatments available that can help you reach your smile goals, like over-the-counter and professional whitening treatments. Today, our dentist, Dr. Larry Leonakis, would like to tell you… Read more »

The Basics of Tooth Extractions

Have you ever had a tooth extracted? It’s not always the most pleasant experience. Sometimes it brings relief, especially if the tooth had a cavity or was infected. Often, though, extractions are a sign of other, deeper problems. But when do you need an extraction? And what do you do after an extraction? These are… Read more »

The Basics: Dental Fitness

To ensure your smile can continue to function and thrive for many years to come, always use products that are safe and effective for your smile and visit your dentist for the necessary treatments and repairs as needed. Your teeth will wear down as you age, but there are effective ways to help remineralize and… Read more »

Peak Oral Health Levels: Toothache Treatments

Are you familiar with all the issues associated with infections in your mouth? Although infections within your gum tissue are commonly referred to as periodontal disease, an infection with your jaw bone or teeth can result in what is known as a toothache. Typically, toothaches come with abscess and pus that is noticeable around a… Read more »

Better Smiles Begin with Dental Sealants

Your oral health may require more than just restorations and repairs. In order to give your smile the best chance for success, it is important to establish protective and preventive plans before any damage has occurred. This is often easier said than done, as oral damage can often be caused in several different ways. However,… Read more »

Dentures Help Defy Age

Did you know that dentures can actually help you look younger? When you lose all of your teeth, your facial muscles can sag, which may make you appear older than you are. Adding dentures can help fill out your face shape again and help the years fall away with a beautiful smile. Three different kinds… Read more »

Discover Your Smile with Risk Factor Prevention for Gum Disease

To effectively treat your smile, it is important to assess all potential risks to your dental health. If an oral ailment arises in your gum tissue such as gum disease, you’ll need to make sure that it is treated as soon as possible. However, to prevent infections from occurring, it is important to understand the… Read more »

The Key to a Great Smile with Enhanced Oral Health Care Treatments

Numerous treatments, techniques, and methods are associated with your oral health care. There’s plenty that you can be doing to ensure your smile has the best chance of oral health care success. Not only should you be eating the right products and using the right cleaning utensils, but a healthy lifestyle with healthy habits can… Read more »

Companions to Brushing: Mouthwash and Chewing Gum

While brushing is important to–arguably, the foundation of–good oral hygiene, there are other steps to consider as you strive for a celebrity smile. Remember these companions to brushing and flossing that could help improve your smile. Mouthwash: Discuss with Dr. Larry Leonakis about the mouthwash that is right for your oral needs. It will likely… Read more »