Gift Yourself and Your Loved Ones With a Healthier Smile

Your daily brushing and flossing routine is crucial to thwarting dreaded cavities and gum disease from invading your smile, but by itself, it’s still not enough to maintain top-notch oral health. There is a reason we recommend regular dental cleanings and exams! Seeing our dental team for routine dental checkups... Read more »

The Difference Between Full and Partial Dentures

Do you know the important differences between full and partial dentures? Our team is happy to review both versions for optimal tooth replacement to help you better understand how they can restore your smile. Below we will review the main types of dentures, which are full and partial dentures, and... Read more »

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are... Read more »

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 »