Q: Is gingivitis something to be concerned about? ANSWERED by DR. ERIC VALLE Yes. Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease. It is reversible, but if neglected it can lead to periodontitis and consequently, loss of teeth. Gingivitis not only is controllable, it is preventable. The culprit is plaque, the colorless, sticky film that… Continue reading Gingivitis

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Q: What is baby bottle tooth decay? ANSWERED by DR. ERIC VALLE Baby bottle tooth decay is caused by the frequent and long-term exposure of a child’s teeth to liquids containing sugars. Among these liquids are milk, formula, fruit juice, sodas and other sweetened drinks. Every time a child consumes a sugary liquid, acid attacks… Continue reading Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

What to Do About Bad Breath

Q: I have a problem with bad breath. Is there anything I can do about this, other than daily brushing and flossing? ANSWERED by DR. ERIC VALLE More than 90 million people suffer from chronic halitosis or bad breath. Certain foods, tobacco products, & medical disorders like chronic bronchitis can cause bad breath, but in… Continue reading What to Do About Bad Breath

All About Dental Implants

Q:  What are dental implants? A dental implant is an artificial tooth  that is surgically anchored to your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. Implant material is made from different types of metallic and bone-like ceramic materials that are compatible with body tissue. Implants are a good solution to tooth loss… Continue reading All About Dental Implants

Regular Dental Visits Can Help Prevent Oral Disease Before It Starts

Q: Why do I need to see my dentist every six months to maintain my oral health? ANSWERED by DR. GRAYSON SELLERS: Oral health means more than just an attractive smile. Poor oral health and untreated oral diseases can have a significant impact on quality of life. Many reports indicate a relationship between periodontal (gum)… Continue reading Regular Dental Visits Can Help Prevent Oral Disease Before It Starts