Prescription Strength Fluoride Supplements Can Help with Cavity Prevention

Your teeth get the strength to chew food and resist cavities due to the mineral strength of your tooth enamel. Unfortunately, poor oral hygiene habits and the regular consumption of acidic beverages can sometimes weaken your tooth enamel. If this goes unnoticed or untreated you could be at increased risk... Read more »

Is Chewing Gum Good for Your Teeth?

Chewing gum has been around since the dawn of civilization. In ancient times, people chewed tree sap. Today, we have plenty of flavors and colors, and unlike ancient times, we can blow bubbles. Clearly, chewing gun has come a long way from tree sap! For one thing, we can buy... Read more »

Brushing Your Teeth Can Improve Your Oral Health

Brushing your teeth can help improve your oral health in major ways. For starters, did you know that brushing will remove the plaque buildup that creates cavities and lead to gum disease? Well, it’s true! To help you understand your oral health, our team here at Woodruff Family Dental in... Read more »

A Tooth Requiring Extraction Might Be Restored by a Bridge

If you've previously had a tooth knocked out or lost due to severe decay, this can seriously compromise your mouth. Alterations to your appearance, changes in the clarity of your speech, and decreased ability to chew food are just some of the early complications posed by tooth loss. In time, the... Read more »

Can You Fix Broken Smiles with Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments?

Can you fix broken smiles with cosmetic dentistry treatments? Are you looking to enhance the natural exquisiteness of your teeth or would you like to give yourself an entire smile makeover? Cosmetic dentistry can even be used to swap missing teeth with replacement versions that can look and function better... Read more »

Why You Should Floss

You are probably aware that there are several steps you should take if you’re hoping to protect your teeth and gums. For instance, you may know that you should be brushing your teeth twice a day and visiting our team once every six months. You may also understand that flossing... Read more »

Dealing With Sensitive Teeth

What have you heard about dealing with sensitive pearly whites? Do you ever find yourself avoiding some of your favorite foods and drinks because you’re worried that your sensitivity might flair up? Sensitive teeth can be caused by several dental problems—and addressing these problems can help you reverse your sensitivity.... Read more »

Common Tooth Hazards to Watch Out For

Did you know that plaque buildup and harmful acids play a small role in the grand scheme of dangers to your teeth and gums? Although it is extremely wise to brush your teeth twice daily and floss every day, there are other not-so-hidden dangers that we face every day. Listed... Read more »

Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

Do you ever experience tightness or tension in your jaw when you wake up? Do you ever suffer from mild irritation or extreme pain in your jaw? Do you have similar pain or discomfort in your throat or in your neck? If so, you could be suffering from TMJ disorder,... Read more »

Tooth Abscess vs. Tooth Infection

Do you know what the differences between a tooth abscess and a tooth infection are? Would you be surprised to learn that many individuals confuse the two treatments? While they share some similarities, there are also significant differences. As you know, your body can usually fight off infections well. However,... Read more »