Treat Your Teeth like the Rock Stars They Are

Your teeth are a powerhouse when it comes to your oral health; they help you speak, bite and chew and put your best foot forward when it comes to your appearance. Your smile is one of the first things people see, and we have a saying in the dental world: you don't have to brush all your teeth, just the... read more »

Are Unsightly Tooth Stains Marring Your Smile?

If tooth discoloration is making you hesitant to flash your pearly whites, there's hope! While stains can appear on your teeth due to a variety of causes, there are also solutions that can help. At New Albany Family Dentistry, we know how important a healthy, vibrant smile is to one's self-esteem. Today we're going to offer some solutions for common... read more »

Preventative Dentistry: Keeping Your Smile Safe From Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

Preventative dentistry is the process of keeping your smile safe from cavities and gingivitis. Caring for your smile now can help you avoid expense and time in the future when it comes to restoring tooth and gum health. Restorative dentistry, which is costly and can be time-consuming, is necessary when preventative dentistry isn't maintained. Investing in ongoing daily care means... read more »

Why Are Composite Dental Fillings Popular?

Composite dental fillings are popular with our patients because they can repair a cavity discreetly, which is especially sought after for those fillings needing repair on the teeth located in the front of the mouth. These tooth-colored fillings are good for fixing small-to-medium sized cavities and can be shaped to look like a normal tooth. Because they are bonded to... read more »

Holiday Dentistry: Oral Cancer Screenings

Have you been tested for oral or throat cancer? If you have not already done so, it is essential to visit your dentist for an oral cancer screening every year to determine if the disease is present. Each year in America, over 42,000 new cases of oral and throat cancer will be diagnosed. Each day, you should check and inspect... read more »

Year End Smile Upgrades: Dental Sealants

Are you aware of what dental sealants can do for you? Dental sealants are extremely effective tooth restoration procedures designed to guard your teeth against tooth decay and cavities. They work by applying a thin coating across the chewing surfaces of teeth to protect them from the numerous hazards and harmful acids that can eat through your tooth enamel. Dental... read more »

Improve Multiple Smile Imperfections With Dental Veneers

Imperfections in your smile can be sufficient cause for concern, even if there is no tooth decay or other dental health issues. An aesthetically compromised smile can cause you to feel awkward during social interaction. At New Albany Family Dentistry, our highly trained team can offer dental veneers to improve multiple smile imperfections and restore your self-confidence. These thin, porcelain... read more »

Festive Holiday Ideas for Healthy Smiles

Seasonal holiday festivities are exciting and exhausting, laden as they are with a blizzard of activities and social commitments. It's often tempting to make time where we can, and that means cutting corners elsewhere. The holidays are a time when patients might neglect their smile are routine. So today our New Albany Family Dentistry team would like to share some... read more »

An Untreated Cavity Might Be the Root Cause of a Toothache

A small cavity often starts as a result of an inconsistent or ineffective daily oral hygiene routine. If you choose to ignore the cavity, or it goes undetected, the tooth decay will gradually worsen. In time the oral bacteria can invade the dentin, pulp, and root of the tooth. As this starts to happen you will likely experience increased sensitivity,... read more »

Maintaining Your Smile As You Age

Getting older does not mean that you have to live with lost teeth. Yes, your mouth does change as you get older and your teeth may suffer wear as time goes on, but there are steps that you can take to ensure that your smile lasts a lifetime. To keep your smile in top condition, you should continue to use... read more »