Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

Do You Need Orthognathic Surgery to Relieve TMJ Pain?

If you find yourself experiencing TMJ symptoms that are mild and infrequent, they may go away on their own. This sometimes can take weeks or months depending on what you do to help your jaw find relief. Of course, this is a good time to alleviate symptoms by temporarily sticking... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Common Questions About Oral Surgery Recovery

Do you have questions concerning your recovery post-op? We have answers to the most common questions we get. Read on for more: How can I prepare for oral surgery? Make sure you have a comfortable recovery place set up at home. Having extra pillows can help you rest more comfortably,... Read more »

Types of Dental Implants to Address Your Tooth Loss

When a condition occurs that causes you to have missing teeth, we invite you to consider receiving dental implants. These long-lasting dental restorations have a success rate that is over 90% and are very compatible with your your body. We invite you to learn more about the types of dental... Read more »

A Fractured Tooth May Need First Aid While Seeking Professional Care

Athletes and children are at increased risk of suffering an accidental blow to the face or mouth. In some situations, enough force can be applied to a tooth to crack or fracture its enamel layer. If you or someone near you has just suffered a fractured tooth, you may need to... Read more »

Replacing Tooth Loss with Dental Implants

Are you looking for ways to restore your teeth after dental trauma or tooth decay? If so, we are happy to offer several options. After losing a tooth, you can still have a beautiful smile thanks to cosmetic and restorative dentistry. In particular, dental implants can provide long-term results that... Read more »

Invisalign® Can Align Your Teeth in Secret

Are you looking for an easy way to align your teeth in secret? If so, Invisalign® may be the best option for you! Invisalign is a unique system that is very had to see and popular with adults. That is why, our dentist, Dr. Daniel F Merrill with Merrill Dental... Read more »

A Dental Implant Can Often Replace a Missing Tooth

There are cases where a tooth has been so badly compromised by oral trauma or tooth decay that it can’t viably be treated by endodontic therapy. In these rare moments, the dentist or physician might need to extract the tooth and suture the surrounding gum tissues. After all the affected... Read more »