Your Teeth: How Age Can Affect Your Teeth

You probably know that you’ll need to brush and floss your teeth if you’re interested in keeping your pearly whites healthy. Still, have you heard that your pearly whites might weaken as you get older? Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to enjoy good oral health as you get older. Again, brushing and flossing are very important. In... read more »

How to Avoid the Dreaded Curse of Halitosis

Halitosis, also known as bad breath, can have a devastating effect on your social life. Even if you keep your teeth clean, bad breath can occur. Everyday activities including talking to others can be severely hindered due to bad breath and lead to extremely low self-esteem and depression. Avoid the dreaded curse of halitosis by understanding its causes. Typically, most... read more »

You Shouldn’t Delay Seeking Professional Care for a Missing Filling

A dental filling is typically used to repair a tooth that has been attacked by tooth decay or a minor dental fracture. It is often made from either amalgam or composite. As time goes by, the pervasive bacteria living in your mouth can exploit the dental adhesive bonding the filling to the surrounding healthy tooth enamel. This is even more... read more »

What You Should Know About Oral Piercings

Are you interested in getting an oral piercing? Do you ever wonder what these piercings could do to your health? In reality, these piercings can actually have a fairly serious impact. Would you be surprised to learn that these piercings could pose serious issues to your oral health? In reality, when you have a piercing in your mouth--regardless of the... read more »

How is Your Body Affected by Your Oral Health?

Do you ever worry about the health of your teeth? If so, you probably know that you should brush and floss your teeth regularly. You should also schedule appointments with our team regularly. However, would you be surprised to learn that doing these things can actually benefit your overall health as well? For example, have you heard that poor oral... read more »

How Root Canal Therapy Can Save Your Tooth

Do you have a tooth that is causing you pain? Your tooth enamel is a tough substance, in fact, it’s the strongest tissue in the human body. Still, it is also vulnerable to harm. This thin, translucent outer layer covers the layer of dentin and the tooth’s pulp below it. This pulp houses the nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues.... read more »

Peer Pressure From Your Teenage Friends Can Put Your Smile at Risk

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you did something foolish simply to appease your peers and impress your friends? For most of us, this may be true, but there are consequences. In the world of oral health, peer pressure from your teenage friends can put your smile at risk. Even if you have no intention of giving... read more »

Tips for a Successful Tooth Extraction Recovery

Are you planning on a tooth extraction soon but have not set up a plan for recovery yet? If you have not talked to our dentists yet at Derby Family Dentistry about any upcoming tooth extraction you need, do so now to ensure you can prepare yourself with proper habits for recovery. These include what you can do before and... read more »

Take Care of Your Braces with These Tips and Tricks

Here at Derby Family Dentistry, we understand learning to adjust to a lifestyle of braces can be tricky. That is why our friendly staff wants to provide you with information on caring for your braces, so you can have a successful treatment. By remembering these tips and tricks, you can keep the time you need to wear braces to a... read more »