Seek Assistance after a Tongue Injury

A hard fall or a blow to the face during athletics that impacts your chin can cause you to accidentally bite down hard on your tongue. In some of these cases, the damage to the tongue is minor. However, there have been some rare occasions where an individual’s tongue is... Read more »

A Dental Fracture’s Severity Will Determine the Necessary Treatment Method to Restore the Tooth

Dental fractures can vary in severity depending on their source and the affected surfaces of the tooth. Even if you don’t feel any immediate distress or sensitivity in the tooth you should still have it examined by a dentist like Dr. Kerry Olszewski. If a cavity develops inside the fractured... Read more »

How to Care for Your Child After They Have Had IV Sedation

IV sedation is a great tool that can help your child have a comfortable and relaxing dental appointment. It’s also very safe. If your child gets IV sedation for one of their appointments, there are a few things you should do after the appointment to make sure your child recovers... Read more »

What Are Some Additional Ways to Prevent Gum Disease?

Gum disease is a serious dental issue that should be prevented at all costs. Fortunately, there are many ways you can do so—not just by keeping up on oral hygiene and visiting your dentist, Dr. Kerry Olszewski. To help you know more, our dental team is happy to tell you... Read more »

Toothaches and Their Effect on Your Dental Health

Can teeth with toothaches be repaired and saved? The answer is yes, but on many occasions, individuals who do not receive regular checkups and examinations to determine if toothaches may be present or if your teeth are at a greater risk for tooth loss or a potential tooth extraction. If... Read more »

Teeth and Gums 101: Dental Sealants

Have you ever wished it was easier to keep your teeth safe from the hazards of cavities and tooth decay? Although following daily oral health care habits such as brushing and flossing are extremely effective in keeping oral health risks at bay, it is conceivable to suffer from bad techniques... Read more »

Can Gum Be Used to Clean Your Mouth?

Whether sugarless gum is good for your oral health is a hotly debated topic. Although individuals with jaw disorders should not be chewing gum, there is evidence to suggest that benefits can be had from chewing gum, especially after meals. Can gum be used to clean your mouth? Consider the... Read more »

What Do You Know about Dental Fillings?

If your smile has been damaged by a cavity or two, keep your mouth safe with dental fillings. If cavities are left unchecked, they can lead to infections within your tooth, which can turn into tooth loss and an oral health letdown. If you should still end up with a... Read more »

A Decayed and Severely Fractured Tooth Might Require a Bridge Restoration

A tooth that has been severely compromised by a large, untreated cavity is at heightened risk of a dental fracture. Should this occur, the damage to the tooth might be so severe that our Mill Creek General Dentistry’s dentist might not be able to repair the tooth with a root... Read more »

You Should Only Use Whitening Toothpaste That Has Earned the ADA’s Seal of Acceptance

The surfaces of your tooth enamel have microscopic textures and pores. When you consume certain foods like chocolate and dark berries or drink dark beverages, tiny dark elements can adhere to the surfaces of your teeth. This is even more of an issue if you use tobacco products on a... Read more »