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Tooth Sensitivity

Posted on November 8, 2018 in Dental Health

Do you shiver in discomfort when taking a bite of ice cream? Do you shrink into agony when sipping hot cocoa? If you feel shocks of pain when eating or drinking foods of different temperatures, you may be experiencing symptoms of tooth sensitivity.


Toothy New Year's Resolutions!

Posted on January 3, 2018 in Dental Health, Fun Facts, Health

Can you guess what the top ten New Year's Resolutions made in 2018 were?


How Your Teeth Can Survive The Holidays

Posted on December 10, 2017 in Dental Health, Cavities

The months of October, November, and December are all about celebrating.  It is a wonderful season of spending time with family and participating in precious holiday traditions.


The Truth About Wisdom Teeth

Posted on August 15, 2017 in Dental Health, Common Questions, Wisdom Teeth

There seems to be a lot of mystery concerning wisdom teeth... What are they? Why are they often cut out? Why in the world are they called wisdom teeth?? First of all, the term wisdom teeth is simply due to the timing of their arrival...usually during the mid-teen years.  During the age of gaining wisdom.  Hence, wisdom teeth.


Looking Back: What We Can Learn From Ancient Teeth

Posted on July 26, 2017 in Dental Health, Fun Facts

Just because we live in a time that boasts technology superior to any other time in history does not mean that we trump the ancients in everything. For instance... According to some very interesting finds in the remains of Mt. Vesuvius's victim's teeth, residents of Pompeii experienced healthier teeth than we do today - nearly 2,000 years ago!


Your Teeth Are Working Overtime This Month!

Posted on June 28, 2017 in Dental Health

It's November!  This is the month in which diets are kicked to the curb, families gather and eat without the pressure of gift-giving, and all things pumpkin make their way into our homes.  And everything is orange and gold and (hopefully) all cooled off from our long summer. What a wonderful and joyous holiday!  And it is completely centered around, well, food.


Are You Flossing The Right Way?

Posted on June 15, 2017 in Dental Health, Common Questions, Flossing

If there is a dental hygiene practice that is commonly overlooked, forgotten, or simply ignored...it is flossing.  It is easy to believe that good brushing covers all of the bases, and that as long as you are brushing at least twice a day your teeth will be in tip top shape. Unfortunately, that is just not true.


DIY Dentistry?? What not to do!

Posted on April 7, 2017 in Dental Health, Health, Parenting, News

We live in a DIY-saturated society. Entire TV series are dedicated to the art of the "life hack." Social media is ablaze with lists of DIY birthday parties, holiday decorations, home organization - it goes on and on.


Are Dental Check-Ups Really That Important?

Posted on March 5, 2017 in Dental Health, Common Questions

​"I'm young and healthy." "I don't have any tooth pain or unusual symptoms." "Going to the dentist twice a year seems a little extreme." "Do I really need to go to the dentist??" It seems like a very logical train of thought. Why would someone have their teeth checked twice a year if there seemed to be no need?


Why Are My Gums Receding?

Posted on February 23, 2017 in Dental Health, Common Questions

Have you ever had a sensitive tooth and looked in the mirror, only to discover that the affected tooth appears longer than the other ones?  If you have, then you might be one of millions of Americans suffering from receding gums.


How Do I Choose A Toothpaste?

Posted on December 1, 2015 in Dental Health, Common Questions, Toothpaste

As you walk down the toothpaste aisle at the grocery store, do you become overwhelmed at the amount of options you have?? Extreme whitening, all-natural, tartar control, cavity prevention, enamel protection, and not to mention all of the kids' varieties...how does one go about knowing what type of toothpaste is actually worth buying?


What Are The Causes Of Dry Mouth?

Posted on August 27, 2015 in Dental Health, Common Questions

Xerostomia - more commonly known as "dry mouth" - affects millions of Americans. This condition can range from a mild annoyance all the way to severe complications due to an extreme lack of saliva.  Either way, dry mouth negatively affects a person's quality of life.


Is A Chipped Tooth A Big Deal?

Posted on July 26, 2015 in Dental Health, Common Questions, Sealants

A chipped tooth can happen to anyone.  Playing sports, chewing on ice or hard candy, using your teeth to open something...all of these actions can potentially lead to a chipped or damaged tooth. A small, painless chip may seem like a minor issue not worth dealing with, but here at Montgomery Dentistry we want you to take our word for it:  a chipped tooth is always worth looking into!


Oral Health and Diabetes

Posted on June 28, 2015 in Dental Health, Health

Did you know that gum disease and diabetes are related? Your overall oral health is affected by so much more than watching your candy intake or remembering to floss...albeit great habits!


Why Your Check-Up Is So Much More Than Cavity Prevention

Posted on March 21, 2015 in Dental Health

If a crowd of adults was asked why it is important to schedule regular dental check-ups, it would be reasonable to assume that almost everyone would mention something about cavities.


Acid Erosion

Posted on March 26, 2013 in Dental Health, Acid Erosion

Have you ever said, “My teeth are soft, my teeth are translucent, or my teeth are VERY sensitive?”  If yes, then you might be dealing with acid erosion. Acid erosion is when your tooth enamel is being worn away from the acid in our foods like: wine, fruit, sodas, and even vegetables.


Bad Breath: A dentist’s explanation and prevention tips

Posted on January 1, 2013 in Dental Health, Bad Breath

No one likes to be around someone with bad breath.  And even worse is to be the one WITH the bad breath.  It can be downright embarrassing! Bad breath, also known as Halitosis, is caused by bad oral habits, the types of foods we eat, and other unhealthy habits.


Happy Halloween

Posted on October 23, 2012 in Dental Health, Halloween

Tis the season for candy, chocolate, costumes, and party’s. BUT… let’s not forget the importance of caring for our teeth.


What are sealants, and why are they necessary?

Posted on September 17, 2012 in Dental Health, Sealants

Have you ever wondered…? What are sealants, and why are they necessary? Well, let me share with you what they are and why we at Montgomery Dentistry recommend them.


Floss or Die: Another (more dramatic) reason your dentist wants you to floss

Posted on August 18, 2012 in Dental Health, Flossing

​You’ve heard it a thousand times. You need to floss. But let’s be honest, flossing isn’t the most fun activity. And if you don’t regularly floss, it can be pretty uncomfortable.


How much radiation is used during dental x-rays?

Posted on May 16, 2012 in Dental Health, Dental X-Rays

Our practice often gets questions about the amount of radiation received during routine x-rays. Many patients also want to understand why it is necessary for them to have them taken. Let’s start off with how much radiation you are getting during routine x-rays.

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