Dental Inlays and Onlays

Dental inlays and Onlays are alternative options for fillings and tooth restoration. So, what is the difference between an inlay and an Onlay? Well, as the name implies, an inlay goes in the tooth to restore it, while an Onlay goes in a tooth, but also covers the surface or cusp of the tooth. It’s… Read more »

How To Prevent Cavities

Cavities are a form of tooth decay that can lead to other serious dental issues if not cared for. They are common but can also be easily avoided with good oral practices. Below are listed tips to keep the cavities at bay. Fluoride It’s well-known that brushing your teeth will help combat cavities. Brushing twice… Read more »

How to Reduce Your Risk of Gum Disease

Gum disease progresses slowly and often without notice. Because it’s symptoms can be subtle and often time painless, gum disease can reach advanced stages before it’s noticed. If this is the case, deterioration can occur before being noticeable. If the infection spreads, it can lead to tooth loss and other issues. Gum disease, also known… Read more »

What is Causing Your Tooth Pain?

Many things may be causing tooth pain. Toothaches are often due to inflammation from the pulp—the pulp is located at the center of the tooth near the root. It contains nerve endings that are sensitive to pain and cause that aching feeling. When there is inflammation here, it was likely caused by infection, decay, or… Read more »

How To Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease is an infection that damages the soft tissue of the mouth. It typically starts at gingivitis—at this point, it is still reversible. Gingivitis is common in adults who don’t floss regularly. With some better oral health habits such as brushing, flossing, and cleaning regularly, gingivitis can be reversed, and the gums can turn… Read more »

Everything You Need To Know About Root Canals

What is a Root Canal? What do you know about root canals? They tend to have a bad reputation and are well-known for being painful. But that isn’t always the case. A root canal is a dental procedure that removes the infected pulp from a tooth. A root canal is usually needed when there is… Read more »

What You Need To Know About Teeth Whitening

The color of your teeth can be impacted by many different things. The most common factor for yellowing teeth is stains. Teeth have pores and can absorb what they come in contact with. Food and drink can cause teeth to stain and yellow over time. What Influences The Whiteness Of Your Teeth? Some of the… Read more »

How To Deal With Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is common for both children and adults. Getting work done at the dentist can be painful at times and sometimes it gets a bad rep. But there is no need to fear! At Fort Union Family Dental, we strived to ensure that you have the best experience possible. If you’re feeling a little… Read more »

What to Do If You Break or Crack a Tooth

If you’ve cracked a tooth, first you need to determine the extent of the damage. A simple chipped tooth or a small crack is not a medical emergency. You should be cautious about chewing, especially hard foods. It may also be helpful to try taking some over the counter pain medications to help with any… Read more »

Dentures 101

Dentures are not just for the elderly. We’ve all seen those movies and TV shows with an elderly person spitting out their dentures, but dentures can be useful for anyone missing teeth. These removable teeth can be a great option for anyone missing a full set of teeth or even just a few.   What are… Read more »