Consistent Dental Practices Can Improve the Beauty of Your Smile

If you are looking to achieve a beautiful smile for the holidays, you may be thinking of teeth whitening or dental veneers. Another important step is to keep your smile in good shape by not neglecting your oral health care habits. Inconsistent oral hygiene can show in your smile. As... Read more »

A Tooth Lost to an Untreated Cavity Might Be Replaced With a Dental Bridge

Some individuals suffer from dental phobia, which is a recognized psychological condition that afflicts a person with an unreasoned fear or discomfort toward seeking routine dental care. While it can be attributed to various factors, people struggling with dental phobia do tend to have a propensity of tooth decay and... Read more »

Teeth-Brushing Tips

You know that brushing your teeth is incredibly important for your oral health, but you may still have questions about the correct way to brush your teeth and how to choose the right tools. That is where our dentist and team can help. What Is the Correct Way to Brush... Read more »

Find Relief From Your Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is a commonly occurring dental condition that affects many patients, and if you are one of them, our team at Clagett Cosmetic and Family Dentistry can help you manage your discomfort. Our dentist offers many resources to diagnose and then treat dry mouth and its symptoms. First, we... Read more »

Are You Getting Enough Fluoride?

Fluoride is a mineral that is found throughout nature. Its properties for strengthening tooth enamel were discovered in the 1930’s when it was learned that people who lived in areas with naturally fluoridated water had fewer cavities than in other areas. It strengthens the enamel in teeth that have not... Read more »

How to Care for Red, Irritated Gums

Normal gums are pink and firm to the touch. Unfortunately, anyone can have gum issues from time to time. You’ve probably seen your gums become red and swollen (or bleed) when you brush or floss your teeth too vigorously. If your gums are healthy, they will recover quickly from mild... Read more »

Taking Care of Your Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are a great way to improve your smile. If your teeth are chipped, have been damaged by decay, or are discolored, veneers can conceal the damage. If your teeth are misshapen or are spaced too far apart, veneers can improve their appearance and close the gap between your... Read more »

Do You Have Cracked Tooth Syndrome?

Unless you have a tooth that is severely or visibly cracked, you may not even know that have an issue. In many cases, a crack in your tooth can be so small as to be invisible, and it might not even show up in a dental x-ray. This is commonly... Read more »

Oral Cancer Screenings & Symptoms

The uncontrollable growth of cells that invade and cause damage to the neighboring tissue is called cancer. There are many types of cancer, manifesting in many different areas of the body. Oral cancer can be life threatening if it is not found, diagnosed, and treated early. Symptoms of oral cancer... Read more »

Oral Health Care Procedures: Aging and Dental Health

Just because you may be reaching an older age does not mean you must give up on your oral health. Your teeth can function effectively for a lifetime if you are willing to put forth the effort necessary to take care of them. Helpful habits include brushing and flossing daily... Read more »