Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Can Banana Peels Really Whiten Teeth?

Have you heard of this? Banana peels being used for DIY teeth whitening? It's another sketchy Internet rumor based on anecdotal evidence from blogs that claim this is a thing. But there haven't been any academic studies or scientific examinations to back it up. The claim is that if you... Read more »

Test Your Dental Crown Knowledge Here

If you know everything there is to know about dental crowns, then it’s time to test your knowledge! The more you know about dental crowns, the better. In fact, it can help you make sure dental crowns are the right treatment for you. So, our dentist, Dr. James N. Aldridge... Read more »

Hyperdontia: How Many Teeth is Too Many?

What if you had more than the normal amount of teeth in your mouth? Would you think that more is better? The average adult should have 32 teeth—including wisdom teeth. If you have had your wisdom teeth out, as many people do, you will have 28. Even one extra tooth... Read more »

Basic Oral Health Tips

Do you feel like you have a great handle on your oral health? Or do you know you’re not doing everything you can to maintain top-of-the-line oral health? Yes, you do have to floss. Our dental team in Huntington, West Virginia, is dedicated to helping you maintain the best oral... Read more »

Using Dental Bridges to Restore Your Oral Health

Does your oral health suffer because of the loss of a tooth or two? If so, we have exciting news to share with you! Dental bridges are an excellent way to restore your oral health and missing teeth. To help you learn more about dental bridges, our skilled dentist with... Read more »

Handy Brushing Tricks

Did you know there are brushing tricks that can help you have a more effective brushing routine? Well, it’s true. Our dentist, Dr. James N. Aldridge Jr., encourages you to develop and use these tricks so you can properly care for your smile each and every day. To help you... Read more »

Routine Dental Appointments: Common Questions Asked

If you have questions about routine dental appointments, you should find the answers. If you know all you need to know about your checkups, you might feel less nervous or anxious in the dental chair. So, to help you find the answers you’re looking for, our dentist, Dr. James N.... Read more »