Healthy Dental Habits for Seniors

Daily Brushing and Flossing Although it may have been awhile since you had a cavity, there is still a risk due to dry mouth–which occurs because of common prescription medications. Choose a toothbrush with soft bristles and a toothpaste with fluoride. Getting between the teeth is important, and brushing cannot do it all. Try a… Read more »

Plaque Removal with Toothbrush and Toothpaste

Proof of plaque, calcified tartar, has been discovered on Neanderthal tooth fossils from 50,000 years ago. While we don’t know for sure if these first cavemen did anything about it at that time, the evolution of the toothbrush emerges here. Assuming that early man ultimately decided that it was to his advantage attracting a mate… Read more »

Important Tips About TMJs

One of the most important procedures that occurs in your jaw is via a ball-and-socket joint known as your temporomandibular joint. Temporomandibular joints, also called TMJ’s, are responsible for the very movements of your mouth, and function to aid in eating chewing and speaking properly. However, they can be easily damaged. Fortunately, if you do… Read more »

You Might Need a Root Canal

Do you have sore teeth? Do you experience sensitivity to hard, spicy or hot foods? If yes, you might need to stop by our office for an oral examination, and depending on what we find, we may suggest a root canal treatment. Learn a little bit more about when root canals are needed by reading… Read more »

When You Have Dental Anxiety

Does the idea of a visit to the dentist trigger apprehension? Don Harvey Dental Comprehensive Dentistry would like you to recognize that meeting both your physical and emotional needs is in our care. We will do all that is possible to help you feel safe and comfortable. You can take power into your own hands… Read more »

Toothache Treatment Options

A toothache covers an extensive range of symptoms and causes. It’s a general term to refer to any ache in the area of the teeth or jaw. This can be intermittent or constant, mild or severe. You may also have a feeling of tenderness or your teeth and gums may be especially sensitive to hot… Read more »

Beating Bruxism

Often, problems with your mouth and teeth can be readily identified. However, there are times when you may experience symptoms that don’t seem to have a cause. Bruxism or teeth grinding is one of those conditions in which you may not be aware of the cause while dealing with the symptoms. You may be grinding… Read more »

Caring for Your Teeth When You Wear Invisalign®

Invisalign® is a wonderful modern treatment that can offer you the straight and healthy smile you seek. However, that is only the case if you clean these aligners well. Here’s the best way to do it: First, remove your aligner and soak it under water. This will wash away the saliva on your appliance. Then… Read more »

Tooth Hazards to Avoid

When it comes to oral health, there are dos and there are don’ts. You probably know many things about the “dos”. Today, Don Harvey Dental would like to tell you about those tooth hazards that you’ll want to avoid in order to have a strong, long-lasting smile. Avoid plaque. Plaque is that white sticky film… Read more »

Why is Daily Flossing Essential?

You’ve heard it so many times: if you want to have a healthy mouth, flossing is essential. But why is that, exactly? When it comes to removing plaque, brushing your teeth is just not enough. Plaque is the main culprit for common dental problems like cavities and periodontal disease. Flossing can remove the unseen plaque… Read more »