Several Risk Factors for Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common, yet severe oral infection of your gum tissues they can arise at any time. Gum disease is a progressive disease that can occur over many years and can be difficult to treat. However, there are numerous risk factors that are... Read more »

The Early Effects of Oral Atrophy Might Be Countered by Denture Adhesive

Your complete denture is an effective solution for restoring your basic oral function after the loss of your teeth. When Dr. James N. Aldridge Jr. originally designed the dental appliance it was intended to tightly match the existing structure of your gums. As the years go by it's possible for... Read more »

Is Your Oral Bacteria Affecting Your Health?

At the dental practice of James Aldridge Jr. DDS in Huntington, West Virginia, our goal is to help you maintain your healthiest smile. This is important because if you have an ongoing medical condition such as diabetes, your oral health can impact your condition. Let's take a look! The microbiology... Read more »

Dental Lab Insider: Dental Crowns

Dental crowns need to withstand strong chewing, chomping and grinding, so they’re created to be incredibly durable. When you receive a crown service in our office, we will create an impression of your pearly whites, but we do not actually create the crown on-site. To form the crown, we send... Read more »

Chewing Gum is Good For You

Sugarless gum can help prevent cavities! Chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes after you eat can help prevent cavities. The key to chewing gum’s effectiveness is a very simple trick your body has for protecting your mouth and teeth: saliva. When chewing gum, it is the saliva, not the gum... Read more »

Flossing Instructions Made Easy

What would you say if we told you that flossing could be easy? Would you think we were crazy? Well, with the proper technique, flossing can be a quick and effective way to improve your oral health and hygiene. Here are some tips you can follow while flossing: Take around... Read more »

Fixing Your Smile with a Dental Bridge

Do you have missing teeth in need of replacement? Bridges are made to replace one or more missing teeth and literally bridge the gap in your teeth. It is a desired treatment to regain the full function of your mouth after losing teeth. Dr. James N. Aldridge Jr. and our... Read more »

Got Bad Breath? Here Are the Things That Might Be Causing It

Bad breath, like many other dental issues, can be quite mysterious. This is often because there are many causes that create the odorous breath, and it can leave many people frustrated and confused. To help you solve the mystery of bad breath, Dr. James N. Aldridge Jr. is happy to... Read more »

The Excitement of a Better Smile Awaits with Oral Emergency Treatments

Planning for oral emergencies is often as important as the actual dental care will be should an oral accident occur. Although minor incidents such as biting your lip may seem trivial, they can potentially have long-lasting effects on your smile and could cause infections or other oral health disorders if... Read more »

A Tooth Suffering from a Large Dental Abscess Might Need to Be Restored by a Dental Bridge

Without timely treatment, a cavity will inevitably start to spread. If you procrastinate your routine dental exam in Huntington, West Virginia, the bacterial presence in the tooth could cause a large and dangerous abscess to form in our gums. When this happens, you might experience a strong toothache and pressure... Read more »