A Dental Crown Can be Used for a Tooth with a Bad Filling

Dental fillings typically bond with the surrounding tooth enamel and are designed to last for many years. But the results of poor oral hygiene can gradually start to affect the surrounding tooth enamel. As this starts to occur you might notice increasing sensitivity and discomfort in the tooth. This could be a sign that the dental filling is in distress,... read more »

Tooth Sensitivity Might Be Linked to Acid Erosion of Tooth Enamel

Brushing your teeth with sensitivity toothpaste might provide initial relief of tooth sensitivity; however, this might only be masking the symptoms of a developing dental health condition.   If you have been experiencing chronic tooth sensitivity discomfort, the wisest course of action is to seek diagnosis and treatment from an experienced dentist like Dr. Deborah Backiel. This can help catch... read more »

A Distressed Dental Filling Needs Professional Treatment

A special type of dental adhesive is often used to secure a porcelain or gold alloy dental filling in place. At the same time, amalgam and composite resin dental fillings are cured with a special dental grade ultraviolet light to adhere them to the adjacent tooth enamel. While these methods are intended to marry the dental fillings in place for... read more »

Holiday Dentistry: Dental Sealants

To keep your smile safe this holiday season, it is essential to make sure you practice effective oral health care routines, such as brushing and flossing on a daily basis. However, should an oral accident or injury arise, or if you are looking for ways to protect your teeth from future risks such as tooth decay and cavities, visit our... read more »

Your Dental Exam Can Include a Fluoride Treatment for Added Cavity Prevention

Having a routine dental exam and cleaning performed twice each year plays an important role in preserving the health of your teeth and other oral tissues. The appointment starts with a professional dental cleaning performed by one of Dr. Deborah Backiel’s dental hygienists. This will remove all plaque and hardened tartar from your teeth while polishing away minor dental stains.... read more »

Perfecting Your Flossing Skills

Would you like to perfect your flossing skills? Fantastic! Dr. Backiel and Associates can give you some pointers not only on your technique but on the right flossing products to buy: -The best kind of floss is durable enough to clean between your teeth without shredding. So look for shred resistant floss or products that say “single filament thread” on... read more »