The Root Causes of Halitosis

The root causes of halitosis. Halitosis, a symptom more commonly called bad breath, is a disorder that results from foul odors coming from the mouth. Typically, bad breath is caused by poor oral hygiene or infection in your mouth, but it can stem from deeper disorders within your body as well. If you have signs… Read more »

A Composite Filling Might be Necessary to Repair an Area of Dental Attrition

Your teeth are designed to meet up with each other in a specific way throughout your personal bite pattern. When minor alignment issues alter this relationship between two or more teeth it can cause excess wear and tear in the tooth enamel. This condition, known as dental attrition, can compromise a tooth, and eventually come… Read more »

Can Dental Veneers Fix Any Broken Smile?

Can dental veneers fix any broken smile? Although veneers are highly durable and proven to be effective for enhancing the look of a smile, they are not designed to protect against future damage or decay. Instead, they remove the previous look of a smile and provide your mouth with a much more pleasing exterior. Dental… Read more »

The Best Ways to Treat Your Chipped Chomper

Have you chipped your tooth? If so, there is no need to panic. It’s best to keep calm and do your best to improve the situation. To help you, our Alluring Smiles, LLC dental team has some tips and information that can increase your chances of treatment success and can also help you get through… Read more »

A Tooth Suffering a Second Cavity Might Need a Crown

A filling is typically used to repair a small cavity. However, if a new cavity develops in the same tooth, it could cause additional complications. For a tooth this seriously impaired, Dr. Maria Hayes might recommend a total dental crown restoration. This method of treatment is designed to replace the entire tooth enamel layer with… Read more »

Periodontal Disease is a Threat to Your Oral Health

The medical term for gum disease is periodontal disease. It is a bacterial inflammation that affects an estimated 47 percent of people over 30. The cause of periodontal disease is hardened tartar and it can be accelerated by some medical conditions or tobacco use. There is no pain in the early stages of periodontal disease,… Read more »

Simple Tips to Minimize Your Risks for Sleep Apnea

Did you know your current lifestyle could be the reason for sleep disorders such as sleep apnea? Even what may seem like unrelated conditions, such as TMD, it could be the cause of your sleep apnea. Protect your airways from potential malfunction while asleep. Here are some simple tips about how to minimize your risks… Read more »

Why You Can’t Skip Flossing

It’s hard to find the time to brush your teeth twice a day. Between running kids to school, getting off to work, and everything else that crops up in your daily routine, pushing your oral health routine on the back burner isn’t uncommon. But you just can’t do that if you want to stay healthy… Read more »

Preventive Dentistry, Part II – Brushing and Flossing

Let’s get some information on the previously-mentioned aspects of preventive dentistry. What are some tips for brushing teeth properly? Brushing your teeth after all meals (or at the very least twice every day) and flossing daily helps remove plaque from your teeth. If you don’t brush and floss regularly, plaque can build up inside your… Read more »

Preventive Dentistry, Part I

Prevention is better than a cure – our parents, guardians and teachers taught this to us to ensure we realized the importance of maintaining good health. Preventive dentistry also focuses on preventing dental issues rather than looking at ways to cure them. At the heart of preventive dentistry is the belief that if one follows… Read more »