Bad Breath? We Can Help!

How often do you have to deal with bad breath? As you know, having bad breath—regardless of how often you have it—can be an embarrassing experience. However, did you know that bad breath is typically caused by bacteria or by food particles in your mouth? While removing bacteria may be your best answer, there are a few things other options... read more »

Crowns May Fix Broken Teeth

The enamel layer on each of your teeth is composed of a densely packed structure of microscopic mineral crystals. This is what makes your teeth hard enough to bite things off and chew tough foods. As strong as your teeth are there are things that can cause fractures. While it might be as traumatic as a blow to the face,... read more »

A Toothache Should Always Be Taken Seriously

A pain deep in the gums or inside a tooth should be seen as a serious warning sign of a more significant dental problem. Here at Lewis Family Dentistry, we encourage anyone who is experiencing a toothache to seek treatment as soon as possible. If the toothache is related to recent trauma, like a fall or blow to the face,... read more »

Easy Habits to Adopt to Help Prevent Common Oral Emergencies

Here at Lewis Family Dentistry, we understand that it’s impossible to completely prevent an oral emergency. However, we do offer a few easy suggestions to help you lessen the chance of an oral emergency. At the very least, you will be better prepared for an oral emergency when one happens. First off, you should make every effort to curb bad... read more »

The Importance of Mouthguards

As you may know, it is highly recommended that athletes wear mouthguards during high-contact sports. Other sports may seem like you won't need a mouthguard—but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t wear one. As you know, mouthguards protect your smile and teeth, and as a general rule, should be worn during intense physical activity. Fortunately, there are many different kinds... read more »

Flossing: Answers to Common Excuses

Flossing your teeth at least twice a day is very important for your oral health. Dr. Kenneth Lewis recommends that you floss your teeth at least once a day. Many people find excuse to not floss as they should. Our dentist has simple solutions for all of the common excuses, like: I Have Trouble Reaching All of My Teeth If... read more »

What Causes Halitosis?

Halitosis is the clinical term for bad breath, and it is commonly found in poorly cared-for mouths. If you suspect your breath is foul, first try brushing your teeth or taking a breath mint. However, persistent halitosis can also be a side effect of one of these conditions: - Dry Mouth: Dry mouth is a medical condition in which your... read more »

The Advancement of Toothpaste

Brushing and flossing the teeth is imperative to oral health. Did you know that people have been cleaning their teeth and caring for their smiles since as early as 5000 BC? Let’s take a look at toothpaste through history. The Egyptians started using a paste to clean their teeth around 5000 BC. Other ancient civilizations used toothpastes as well, such... read more »

Don’t Let Plaque Get the Best of You

Tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the human body, but it is also susceptible to decay. Plaque is the enemy, a clear, sticky bacterial film that coats the teeth and gum line. Bacteria in plaque reacts to acids from sugar in the mouth that erode tooth enamel, leading to tooth decay and gum disease. So how exactly does this... read more »