October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Fighting TMJ Disorder

The temporomandibular joint is what connects your jaw to your skull. It’s an important joint, and it’s easily irritated. If you feel that pain or irritation in that joint, it’s known as TMJ disorder. A lot of different things can cause TMJ disorder. Knowing what causes it can help you... Read more »

Dental Implants Need Oral Care, Too

Our team at Clagett Cosmetic and Family Dentistry can help patients regain their smiles after tooth loss by placing dental implants to fill a large or small tooth gap. If you have questions about dental implants, we are happy to offer further insight on these dental restorations. Caring for a... Read more »

Springtime Smile Bliss: Dental Crowns

Did you know that dental crowns are safe for adults and children alike? Dental crowns are tooth restoration treatments that are designed to not only dramatically enhance the look of your teeth but can also provide an additional layer of support. A dental crown is a cosmetic dentistry treatment that... Read more »

Content Smiles: Dental Crowns

When you look in the mirror at your smile, how would you rank it? Do you feel that it is being safely cared for and cleaned on a daily basis? If you notice any irregularities are abnormalities in your smile, continually cleaning it probably won't be able to fix the... Read more »

A Wounded Tongue May Need First Aid While Seeking Professional Care

Most of the time your tongue does a good job of avoiding incidental contact with the biting surfaces of your teeth. At most you might accidentally nip the edge of your tongue while chewing gum or eating a quick meal. However, there are some rare instances where an individual has... Read more »

Tips for Protecting Your Smile During Lacrosse Season

Do you want to protect your smile this lacrosse season? If so, our dentists, Dr. Dan Ray Clagett and Dr. Lindsey Milby, are happy to hear it. Unfortunately, there are many things that can affect your smile and oral health while you play, and it’s very important to care for... Read more »