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 »