Hardened Tartar Is the Most Common Cause of Gum Disease

It is estimated that 47% of the adult population over the age of 30 has some form of gum disease. The CDC also reports that 64% of people 65 and over will develop advanced gum disease. Hardened tartar at the gum line, formed by plaque and residual food particles that are not cleaned away in… Read more »

How to Treat Bad Breath

Do you or a member of your family frequently experience bad breath? Bad breath can be caused by a number of oral maladies, such as poor dental hygiene, medical conditions, and illness. Depending on the cause behind your bad breath, you may benefit from one of the following treatments: – Breath mints and gum: If… Read more »

Using a Crown to Fully Restore a Cracked Tooth

Your tooth enamel is very durable and strong. However, it’s still not unheard of for an accident a hard fall or a blow to crack the enamel layer of one or more teeth. If a cracked tooth includes a sharp pain or dull ache, it probably means the crack extends into the interior of the… Read more »

What Does an Oral Cancer Screening Entail?

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, about 48,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer in the United States in 2016. Oral cancer includes cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard palate, and tonsils. Oral cancers can be life threatening if they are not detected, diagnosed, and treated early. Symptoms of… Read more »

Insights on Ways to Deal with Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is a recognized psychological condition that might cause you to feel undue stress and anxiety, about basic dental procedures. At MacArthur Family Dental your comfort is very important to us. If you’ve had dental anxiety issues in the past, please let us know when scheduling your appointment or before a checkup or procedure… Read more »

Veneers and Your Teeth

If you have a dull, cracked, or misaligned tooth, or any other imperfection in your smile, you may understand how uncomfortable smiling can be. It isn’t surprising then that Americans spend billions of dollars every year to enhance the appearance of their teeth. Still, do you ever wonder which cosmetic treatment could be better for… Read more »

Fractures and Large Areas of Tooth Decay can be Restored by a Crown

The enamel of a tooth can be severely compromised by a fracture, missing filling or tooth decay that has been allowed to progress, unchecked. It the problem is not addressed in a timely manner it can even lead to an infection in the root of the tooth or other complications. In many cases the only… Read more »

How to Care for Your Oral Health During Pregnancy

If you are not quite sure how to care for your smile during your pregnancy, we are here to help you! There are many things you can do to maintain a strong and successful oral health, and those things are: Keep up on oral hygiene Oral hygiene is vital during your pregnancy, so make sure… Read more »

Play Safe with Mouth Guards

Do you or your child play sports? It is important that you wear a dental mouth guard to protect your teeth lips, tongue, and soft tissues of the mouth from injury. A mouth guard can also help the wearer avoid chipped or broken teeth or tooth loss. Mouth guards are especially important during contact sports… Read more »

Custom Night Guards for People who Grind their Teeth at Night

Grinding your teeth at night on a regular basis can lead to a series of problems including chips and fractures in the biting surface of your teeth. Chronic night grinding is also one of the leading causes of TMJ disorder. If you grind your teeth at night, you should talk to your dentist about being… Read more »