These Five Tips Can Keep Your Smile in Good Health

Dr. Gayle Fletcher and our team are committed to helping you enjoy long-lasting dental health. We offer these five dental health tips to improve your dental health and decrease your risk of tooth decay: 1. Eat healthy food. A healthy diet decreases your risk of tooth decay and boosts the... Read more »

Did You Know Dental Crowns Offer These Benefits?

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are commonly used to repair, strengthen, and protect teeth. They offer many benefits that you may not be aware of or may not have considered previously. Dr. Gayle Fletcher can use a dental crown to perform many tooth-saving procedures, including:  Covering a treated tooth:... Read more »

Water Flossing: First Steps

So you’ve purchased or received a water flosser, but you’re scared of using it. You’re used to flossing, and this new machine is the genesis of the robot uprising. Many of our patients actually prefer water flossing to traditional flossing, and though the adapting from traditional flossing can take some... Read more »

Halloween Reminders: Caring for your teeth

Along with the pumpkins, ghosts, and ghouls that will be around this holiday season, so too will there be plenty of sugary sweets and treats. With this in mind, it is important to make sure you take care of your teeth so they can survive the risks of oral ailments... Read more »

Teaching Your Children to Brush

By the time your children reach six years of age, they are probably ready to start brushing their teeth on their own. While you can let them brush, you should work with them to develop good brushing and flossing habits, and inspect their teeth to make sure that they have... Read more »

Protecting Yourself From Gum Disease

Gum disease can have a serious impact on your health. Not only can you lose teeth and bone mass in your jaw if you don’t treat the problem, but you are also at risk for heart and respiratory problems, and you may even increase the danger of developing dementia. There... Read more »

Dentistry in the Middle Ages: A Historical Timeline

The roots of dentistry penetrate more deeply than the roots of your teeth. In fact, there’s pretty firm evidence that it existed over 14,000 years ago. What was it like in the Middle Ages? Here’s a brief timeline of significant events: 700 A.D: A Chinese medical text writes of the... Read more »

Keeping Your Child’s Molars Protected

Each of your teeth has an important job to do. In the case of your back teeth, also known as your premolars and molars, their job is to chew your food to make it easier for your body to digest. In order to accomplish this effectively, your back teeth come... Read more »

Halitosis and Your Smile

Are you aware that bad breath, also known as halitosis, is extremely common? It often has many causes, not just those displayed only as the result of the foods we eat. If your oral health routine in mistreated, bacteria has a greater chance to flourish in your mouth. Bad breath... Read more »

Concerns for Adults Wanting Braces

If you’re teeth have been fully grown in for a long time, and you haven’t received orthodontic care yet, you may be at a higher risk for dental problems if you want to receive a cosmetic fix. If your teeth need an orthodontist fix, then Patient-First Dental Care is ready... Read more »