Chewing Gum is Great for Oral Health

There are a ton of uncommon things you can do to help improve the state of your oral health, but one of the most overlooked is to chew gum on a regular basis. Despite what you may think, or may have heard, chewing gum regularly is actually great for your... Read more »

Don’t Spook Your Oral Health Away-Here are Ways to Restore Your Oral Health

Are you worried this holiday season of scaring your oral health away with all the sugar and treats around us? If so, you are not alone. During these fun-filled candy holidays, cavities and gum disease can be a major risk if you do not take care of your teeth. Thankfully,... Read more »

First Aid for a Knocked Out Tooth

The American Association of Endodontists estimates that an average of five million teeth are knocked out each year. Most are due to hard falls, blows to the face or sports injuries by athletes playing in contact sports without the benefit of a quality mouth guard. The staff at Sandston Comprehensive... Read more »

Insights on Your Treatment and Restoration Options for a Chipped Tooth

The enamel layer on each of your teeth is made from microscopic mineral crystal structures that give your teeth the hardness they need for biting off, chewing and grinding food. There are a few things like grinding your teeth or using them as tools that can cause a chip in... Read more »

Ground Teeth can be Fixed by Crowns

Bruxisim is a recognized medical condition, where someone grinds their teeth on a regular basis. In many cases bruxism is a result of excess stress and may require psychological techniques to remedy. Unfortunately, the forces imparted on your teeth when you grind them at night can cause chips, fractures and... Read more »

Solving Cosmetic Issues With Dental Bonding

Cosmetic dentistry has given us a wide range of tools to use on an even wider range of cosmetic issues. Everybody wants a bright, beautiful smile, but sometimes there are obstacles on the way to a great grin. While some are fairly major and sometimes require extensive treatment, others are... Read more »

3 Things You Need to Know About Gum Disease

Gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, is a major part of overall oral health. Many people associate it only with tobacco use, but its causes and reach are more and greater than you might think. Here are three things you need to know about gum disease. It’s more... Read more »

What Is A Dental Crown And Why You May Need It

If your dentist has told you that you need a dental crown, you may find yourself asking many questions about this restoration. What is a crown? What does it do? Why do I need it? Below are a few of the answers to these questions. Dental crowns, in short, are... Read more »

Bone Graft Surgery to Improve Jaw Structure

Advanced gum disease, severe tooth decay and fractures that require multiple extractions can result in a loss material in the bones that anchor your teeth in your mouth. In some cases there simply isn’t enough healthy bone material available to anchor a dental implant. When this happens a dentist will... Read more »

Tips and Techniques to Take Care of Your Dental Implants

Over the last 20 years, dental implants have become a popular way of replacing lost teeth, anchoring a bridge or providing anchors for removable dentures. Regardless of their role in your mouth, your implants represent a serious investment in your long-term oral form and function. Even though they are not... Read more »