Does Your Smile Need a Dental Bridge?

Does your smile need a dental bridge? Oftentimes, smiles that are missing teeth can suffer future damage if the missing gap is not filled in with a replacement in due time. Although dentures and dental implants can often be used, dental bridges provide a suitable mix of durability and effectiveness... Read more »

Saving Your Smile Begins with Fluoride Supplementation

Saving your smile begins with fluoride supplementation. They call fluoride nature’s cavity fighter because it is a naturally occurring mineral that studies have shown can combat cavities. Tooth enamel is the thin layer on the surface of your teeth the guards your teeth from damage caused by bacteria and harmful... Read more »

A Dental Implant Can Be Used to Restore a Tooth Lost from Your Smile

The teeth in the front of your mouth play a variety of roles. On a functional level, they are responsible for biting as well as grinding and chewing food. On a cosmetic level, they show expression in your smile and they influence your overall appearance. When a tooth is lost,... Read more »

TMJ Disorder Treatment Often Employs a Two-Stage Approach

TMJ disorder is a general term used to describe discomfort, pain or other complications in the temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw. Most people suffering from TMJ disorder complain of symptoms like soreness or a constant ache near the temples or within the joint itself. Pain or general discomfort when... Read more »

The Benefits of Dental Crowns

Did you know that there are a quite a few things you can do if you are interested in treating a heavily damaged tooth? For example, you may know that a dental crown is an option you should consider. You see, dental crowns are designed to feel, look, and function... Read more »

Healthy Dental Habits for Kids

If you’re raising a child, you want to do whatever you can to help your little one stay healthy and strong. Learning good habits can help your child stay healthy, but did you know that your child’s oral health can also affect the health of their body? Poor dental hygiene... Read more »

Why Not Let the Tooth Fairy Help Your Child’s Healthy Smile?

The Tooth Fairly has been making children smile for decades, along with Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. But unlike Santa and the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy visits children all year round, and since your child loses up to 20 baby teeth before their permanent teeth come in, that's... Read more »

Saving Your Smile With a Dental Implant

Dental implants can fix broken smiles by replacing teeth and strengthening jawlines. If you suffered an accident that left your smile damaged or you have missing teeth, dental implants can do wonders for you. If you would like to speak with our dentists at Patient-First Dental Care, we are here... Read more »

Dental Hygiene: Flossing

Dr. Gayle Fletcher and our team encourage each of our patients to brush and floss diligently every day. Individuals should brush their teeth at least twice a day and floss once a day. Unfortunately, there are many people who leave flossing out of their dental hygiene routine. Others do not... Read more »

Teeth Protected by Dental Sealants Still Need Care and Cleaning

The dental sealants applied to your child’s molars and premolars by your Patient-First Dental Care dentist are essentially a thin film of durable plastic resin that serves as a barrier to prevent the bacteria from exploiting stuck-on plaque and food particles. This effectively prevents cavities on the biting surface of... Read more »