Temporary Fillings

If you have a problem with one of your teeth, your dentist may choose to fix it with a filling. Fillings can be used to repair cavities, protect a tooth that has had a root canal or has been cracked. However, there may be occasions when the dentist may use... Read more »

Fresh Updates on Mouthwash Options

Are you in need of a fresh update on mouthwash options? If so, you have come to the right dental blog! Mouthwashes come in many flavors and types, making it difficult to know which option is best for you and your family. Luckily, our dental team may have the answers... Read more »

Gum Disease Signs and Symptoms: Frequent Bleeding

One out of every two American adults aged 30 and over has periodontal disease (aka gum disease), according to recent findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If you find that your gums bleed easily and frequently when toothbrushing, come in to see us for an evaluation.... Read more »

Are You Kept Awake by Snoring?

If your partner has developed a snoring problem, this is more than an irritation that keeps you up at night. Frequent snoring can strain a relationship and cause partners to sleep apart. We can help you both sleep better by providing custom snoring treatment that addresses the source of the... Read more »

Facts About Flossing

Flossing is one of the most important tasks in your oral hygiene routine. In fact, it might possibly even be more important than brushing. This is why your dentist, Dr. Keith Blackmon, strongly encourages you to floss at least once a day. Doing so can help you have the top-notch... Read more »

The Benefits of Gum as a Post-Meal Habit

Did you know that a habit of chewing sugar-free gum is not just a hobby but also an effective method to improve your dental health and clean your mouth? Along with a solid foundation of brushing and flossing your teeth on a daily basis, chewing gum freshens your breath and... Read more »

Dentists Sometimes Discover Sleep Apnea Before Doctors

Many times, the discovery of a sleep breathing disorder such as sleep apnea is found out about by your family dentist, not the family doctor. Your dentist may notice problems with your teeth like tooth sensitivity or facial muscular pain. If your dentist diagnoses you with bruxism, you'll probably be... Read more »

Understanding Good Oral Health Habits

The American Dental Association provides a series of recommendations and informational tools to help individuals and families maintain good oral health. This encompasses several important factors and habits. The first line of defense against cavities and periodontal health problems starts with a consistent and effective daily oral hygiene routine. This... Read more »

The Importance of Oral Hygiene

Do you ever wonder why our dentist, Dr. Keith Blackmon, and dental team strongly recommend keeping up on oral hygiene? If so, we are more than happy to tell you why. Oral hygiene can benefit you, your smile, and your oral health in many ways. To help you understand, we... Read more »

A Fractured Tooth Might Require First-Aid and Professional Treatment

Oral trauma can sometimes damage tooth enamel as well as the gums and other soft tissues in the mouth. Even if the damage is limited to a single tooth, you might still need to apply some basic first-aid while seeking professional treatment at a dental office like Family Dental Care... Read more »