Choosing Your Next Toothbrush

The time has come to part with your beloved toothbrush. The American Dental Association recommends that you replace your toothbrush about every three to four months. Our dentist and team are here if you need advice on picking the toothbrush that best suits your needs. Toothbrush Head Your toothbrush’s head... Read more »

A Dental Filling Might Be Needed for Cavity Treatment

The American Dental Association advises you to have a routine dental checkup administered twice each year by a qualified dentist like Dr. Douglas F. Smith. This important outpatient appointment is designed to clean bacterial deposits from your teeth, while also identifying any early signs of periodontal disease, tooth decay, and... Read more »

Dental Bonding May Improve the Appearance of Your Smile

What is dental bonding? When a person has small dental flaws like chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth, our dentist may recommend dental bonding. During the procedure, a tooth-colored material is applied to the surface of the tooth or teeth to improve the appearance of the smile. The shade of the... Read more »

Root Canal Therapy May Follow the Weakening of a Dental Filling

When dental fillings are placed, they are intended to restore the full appearance and function of a damaged tooth and prevent the complications of tooth decay. However,  the natural bacteria in your oral cavity can weaken the seam between your dental filling and healthy tooth enamel, weakening the area and... Read more »

Answer Your Questions on Tooth Hazard Prevention

Your oral health care and your diet are often linked. Because there are so closely connected and play a key role in influencing each other, it is always important to make sure you are making the necessary dietary changes to keep your teeth and gums safe. If not, you could... Read more »

What Can Oral Hygiene Do for My Smile?

If you’re interested in knowing why oral hygiene is strongly recommended, then you have come to the right blog. Today, our dentist, Dr. Douglas F. Smith, is discussing the ways oral hygiene can help your teeth, gums, and smile. Fortunately, oral hygiene can benefit you in a myriad of ways.... Read more »

Caring for Dry Mouth

Can you cure dry mouth? Sadly, curing dry mouth is not possible. We're sorry if you're suffering from dry mouth, and we want to do all we can to aid you and manage it. The following are some things you should recognize about xerostomia. The goal of xerostomia treatment is... Read more »

A Tooth with a Significant Cavity Might Need to Be Treated with a Dental Crown

Cavities typically start out as small areas of demineralized tooth enamel. If the area of tooth decay is small, Dr. Douglas F. Smith might be able to repair the tooth and prevent further problems by applying a simple dental filling. If the cavity has grown large or the structural integrity... Read more »

Flossing the Gumline Is Essential for Gum Disease Prevention

Gum disease is an unnecessarily prevalent problem in the American adult population. While certain oral hygiene and medical conditions can contribute to periodontal health problems, gum disease is most often caused by hardened tartar buildup where your teeth meet the gumline. To help prevent this from occurring, the American Dental... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Douglas F. Smith, DDS, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry... Read more »