A Chipped Tooth Needs Professional Care to Prevent New Tooth Decay

A minor dental fracture like a chipped tooth can result from several different sources. While an oral trauma might damage the hard tooth enamel, you are just as likely to suffer a chipped tooth if you nibble on pens and pencils or if you grind your teeth on a regular basis. It’s best to have a chipped tooth examined and... read more »

If a Cavity Is Detected Early, It Can Often Be Repaired by a Filling

Cavities form when the natural bacteria in your mouth manage to exploit the otherwise healthy tooth enamel. While this is often the result of an inadequate oral hygiene routine, something like a small chip or a fracture can actually trap residual food particles and plaque, promoting the formation of a new cavity. If it is detected early, our dentist can... read more »