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 »

Who Should Get Dental Sealants and Why?

What are dental sealants? Dental sealants are a dental treatment that prevents tooth decay by covering fissures or biting surfaces of teeth. Food can easily get caught in the grooves of teeth and lead to tooth decay. Sealants fill in those grooves to ensure cavity protection. The process of getting dental sealants is simple and… Read more »

Benefits of a Root Canal

What is a Root Canal? When a tooth is decaying past the point of a cavity, it can lead to a root canal. Under the enamel and dentin of a tooth, there is soft tissue known as pulp. This pulp contains blood vessels, nerves, and connectives tissues. When this pulp gets infected, you may need… Read more »

What You Need To Know About Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are coatings made of plastic that fill the chewing surface of molars and premolars to prevent decay. Back teeth like molars and premolars have grooves in them. Food can easily get caught in these grooves and cause decay. This is why a majority of cavities happen in these areas. These grooves are called… Read more »

What To Expect After Dental Bridges

What is a Dental Bridge? When you lose a tooth, a dental bridge can help you avoid having an awkward gap between your teeth. Gaps in teeth can leave other teeth vulnerable to decay and becoming loose. It can also be uncomfortable to chew with a gap and it can even change your bite. Not… Read more »