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 »

A Molar Compromised by a Cavity Might Be Repaired by a Dental Filling

The average adult has eight molars in the back of their mouth. These large teeth work in tandem with premolars to chew and grind food before swallowing. Some people have contours around the surfaces of their molars that can trap minute bacterial deposits. If they are not cleared away by... Read more »

Cold Sores 101

If you have a cold sore, you’re not the only one. Cold sores are common and contagious viral infections. Whether they’ve experienced a cold sore or not, about 90% of adults worldwide test positive for this virus. Cold sores have three stages. First, there will be an itching or tingling... Read more »

The Choice Between Dental Veneers and Dental Crowns

Do you in need a tooth restoration treatment? It’s likely that your best options are either a veneer or a crown. How do you know which one is best? The truth is that they are both very similar and very effective. But there are certain situations in which one works... Read more »

Did You Chip Your Tooth? Here’s What to Do

Did you or someone you love just chip a tooth? You may be tempted to panic. But really, there is no worries. We at Premier Dental can help. And the best thing you can do is stay calm and carry on. And to help you carry on in this dental... Read more »