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 »

What to Do in Case of a Tooth Avulsion

A tooth avulsion, or in other words a knocked-out tooth, is a serious injury, but if you act fast, there is a chance that your tooth can be saved. The important thing to remember in the case of a tooth avulsion is that the nerves, blood vessels, and supporting tissues... Read more »

Healthy Fruits and Vegetables for Healthy Teeth

If you are looking for more ways to keep your teeth healthy, you may consider adding some of these fruits and vegetables to your diet. These food groups have many items that can be of benefit to you, but we will focus on a few for now and describe their... Read more »

What Do You Know About TMJ Disorder Prevention and Treatments?

Can you identify a temporomandibular joint disorder if one should occur within your mouth? Temporomandibular joint disorders, also known as TMJ disorders, occur when the ball and socket joints in your jaw become worn down or damaged. To help prevent a TMJ disorder, it is important to establish an effective... Read more »

Dry Mouth Defined

Normally, a healthy person's saliva flow can fill three pints per day. Saliva output is something you probably don't think about very often, unless you have dry mouth. Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, is the term for a condition whereby you do not produce enough saliva to moisten the mouth... Read more »

A Compromised Temporary Crown Needs a Dentist’s Attention

Most dental crown restorations occur in two distinct phases of treatment. Once the tooth’s enamel layer has been removed and an impression is taken a dentist like Dr. Forrest Packard and Dr. Kevin Packard will often install a temporary crown over the anchoring abutment. This is a small, yet durable... Read more »

Tips for Having a Vacation-Ready Smile

If you’re leaving on vacation, then the last thing you want to worry about are dental problems and dental emergencies while you’re on the road, right? Well, our dentists, Dr. Packard, Packard and Packard, has some good news for you. You can have a vacation-ready smile before you even get... Read more »

Dental Sealants Can Give Your Child’s Smile a Boost Against Cavities

The tough outer layer on your teeth is the tooth enamel, which naturally fortifies your smile against tooth decay. However, it is not always enough to effectively stop the development of cavities. Our dentist can help you determine if your child has vulnerable back teeth that would benefit from receiving... Read more »