Smile Renovations: Dental Erosion

Dental erosion, also known as enamel erosion, has numerous risk factors associated with it. If Dental erosion is primarily caused by acid, but it can be linked to several underlying conditions or substances. Medications, genetics, environmental factors or other issues could increase your risk for enamel wear. Even acid reflux... Read more »

A Bridge Can Replace a Lost Tooth

Small cavities that are not treated by a dentist will gradually grow. In time a small area of tooth decay could become a serious dental health problem. This problem could include pain, an infection, and even the loss of the tooth. The chances of this increase if you skip your... Read more »

First-Aid Tips for a Knocked-Out Tooth

If you choose not to use an athletic mouth guard at the necessary times, an accidental blow to the mouth could cause significant dental trauma. In some of these cases, the impact can carry enough force to cleave the tooth at the gumline or completely knock it out of the... Read more »

The Reasons Why Brushing Is Important

Your dentist, Dr. Mark Baker, strongly recommends brushing twice a day for two minutes each time. If you have braces, it’s best to brush after each meal and snack. Brushing is very important. In fact, it’s so important that you need to keep up with brushing if you want a... Read more »

Why Wisdom Teeth are Removed Early

What sounds like fun to you? A birthday party? A day at a theme park? Eating lunch with a friend? How about having teeth pulled? Wisdom teeth removal isn't most people's idea of an enjoyable time, even less so when they're in advanced years. When people grow older, their wisdom... Read more »

Year End Smile Upgrades: Oral Cancer Screenings

Have you ever taken the time to inspect your mouth for any signs of oral and throat cancer? If not, it is imperative to do so, as the disease can occur at any time and at any age and can severely disrupt your life and your oral health. Always examine... Read more »

Protect Your Gums From Disease With These Three Tips

Gum disease (formally known as periodontal disease) is the leading cause of tooth loss for adults in the US. It’s a serious problem that will only get worse if patients do not receive dental attention. Dr. Mark Baker offers these three tips to prevent gum disease in the first place.... Read more »

Looking for Holiday Gift Ideas? Try These Smile-Friendly Options

The holidays are almost upon us, and with it, time to come up with gift-giving ideas. If you are looking for some new ideas, look no further. Today our Premier Dental team has some smile-friendly presents for you to share with those you love for healthier, beautiful smiles. Electric toothbrush:... Read more »

A Basic Tongue Cleaning Can help Reduce Chronic Bad Breath Problems

Bad breath can be related to any number of different factors. Sometimes chronic bad breath can be linked to another oral health condition like chronic dry mouth, or periodontal disease. However, there are other times when bad breath is attributed to or contributed to by poor oral hygiene conditions in the... Read more »

The Truth About Tooth Extractions

With the advances that have been made in modern dentistry, many teeth that at one time would have needed to be extracted are saved through methods such as fillings, crowns and root canals. However, there are times when a tooth extraction may be required. An extraction may be needed if... Read more »