Increased Fluoride Can Help Address Tooth Sensitivity

The tooth enamel layer on each of your teeth is known for being microscopically porous. If you struggle to effectively brush your teeth twice each day, or you are remiss to floss each evening, the build-up of chronic plaque acids can lead to tooth enamel erosion. This is even more... Read more »

Oral Cancer Symptoms Should Never Be Dismissed

According to the American Cancer Society, every year over 49,000 people will develop some form of oral or pharyngeal cancer. While a patient may experience minor discomfort at first, if oral cancer is not treated, it can have severe complications and can be fatal. It’s also worth noting that early... Read more »

Important Tips About Bruxism

If you haven't already started, set aside a few minutes each morning to check your smile for any damage that may exist. Numerous oral health conditions can arise that can damage your smile as you sleep. One particularly damaging condition to watch out for is bruxism. Bruxism refers to teeth... Read more »

All You Need to Know About Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Are you a victim of cracked tooth syndrome? If so, it means you have a very small crack on your tooth that is difficult to identify. Usually, the crack is so small that it does not show up on dental X-rays or your dentist, Dr. Carolyn Walker, can’t see it... Read more »

Lessening Dental Nervousness

Dental anxiety can strike at any age. You don’t have to feel ashamed. If this is something you experience, feel free to tell Drs. Walker and Lannom all about it. That way we can prepare to make sure that your visit will be comforting, pleasant, and beneficial for your dental... Read more »

Acid Reflux and Your Teeth

Do you have acid reflux or gastrointestinal disease (GERD)? This medical condition means that stomach acids sometimes travel up your esophagus and into your mouth. When this happens, your stomach and esophagus are not the only parts of your body that can be damaged; your teeth and gums are at... Read more »

A Sports Mouth Guard Can Protect Your Smile

What Are Mouth Guards? A sports mouth guard is worn over the teeth to protect the teeth and soft tissues from blows to the face and head. A mouth guard typically covers the upper teeth to protect the wearer from broken teeth, cut lips, or another injury to the mouth.... Read more »

Tips on Preparing Your Child’s Smile for Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner, so it’s time to start preparing! In addition to decorating the house, picking out a costume, and buying trick-or-treating candy, you also need to prepare your child’s smile. As you may have already guessed, Halloween isn’t the smile’s favorite holiday, but that doesn’t have... Read more »

Gummy Vitamins: Are They Bad for Your Teeth?

It can be hard to get kids to eat healthy meals every day, or even to do it yourself all of the time. If you're like most parents, you have a busy schedule that doesn't always allow time to cook every meal from scratch—sometimes convenience food or pizza delivery is... Read more »

Root Canals and Why They Are Needed

Even though root canals are a highly advanced form of dental treatment, they are typically only used when all other options have been exhausted, and must be done to save a tooth. Root canal therapies work by removing the pulp of a tooth that has been injured beyond any hope... Read more »