How Can Dental Veneers Enhance My Smile?

Our teeth can take a beating over the course of a lifetime, and sometimes even regular cleanings aren’t enough to maintain their shine. Injuries or medical procedures can distort or discolor even the most well-cared-for teeth. Porcelain veneers, however, provide a solution for even the most extreme circumstances. Veneers are long-lasting, mimic the natural sheen… Continue reading

When, and Why You Shouldn’t Wait to See a Dentist

Unfortunately, many people put off dental treatment. Then, when an emergency strikes, they end up in the ER, rather than the dentist’s office. Yet at the ER, very little treatment is received. Typically, patients are given a painkiller and an antibiotic, before being discharged and advised to contact their dentist! Here’s how to prevent unnecessary,… Continue reading

Which Teeth Whitening Option is Right for Me?

White teeth offer a ton of benefits. Studies show that people who have white teeth are perceived as being wealthier, more attractive, younger, and having greater earning potential. For these reasons, many people want to know more about their various whitening options. Fortunately, we’ve got answers! What Are My Whitening Options? There are three primary… Continue reading

Why Is Candy So Bad for Your Teeth?

By now, you’ve probably heard that candy is bad for your teeth. If you haven’t, we envy the way you cooly and unapologetically eat a Snicker’s bar. As dentists, we never do that. Anyway, now that Halloween’s upon us, we’d like to explain how candy damages your teeth and what you can do to help… Continue reading

Intraoral Cameras: 4 Ways They Improve Your Dental Visits

Did you know that the sooner we can identify and correct dental problems, the simpler treatment is? That’s just one of the reasons that we love our intraoral camera here at May Family Dental—it allows us to do exactly that. This revolutionary technology improves our patients’ treatment by helping us to spot potential problems early… Continue reading

How Dental Sealants Can Help Prevent Cavities

Even with the best at-home dental care, people still occasionally develop cavities. However, as your dentist, we’re happy to fill you in on a little secret that can give you and your children an edge in staving them off: dental sealants. What Are Dental Sealants? A dental sealant is a thin, protective plastic coating that… Continue reading

5 Possible Reasons Your Tooth Is Hurting

One of the most common questions we receive here at May Family Dental is, “Why does my tooth hurt?” If you’re experiencing tooth pain, there are a number of possible reasons why and surprisingly, pain doesn’t always signal a cavity. Read on to learn the most common culprits of toothaches. 1. Cavities While your pain… Continue reading

Your Options for Reversing Tooth Staining

Virtually everyone wants a whiter, brighter smile. Yet with the array of options available for whiter teeth, most people feel overwhelmed when it comes to choosing the best whitening method. Read on to learn what causes teeth staining and how you can reverse it to restore your beautiful smile. What Causes Stained Teeth? There are… Continue reading

What Happens When You Have a Cavity

While most people have had at least a couple of cavities, few people understand what they are and how dentists treat them. We’re seeking to change that, because educated patients tend to take better care of their teeth! Learn more about what a cavity is, signs a cavity may be present, and what treatment options… Continue reading

Your Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

Have you lost teeth due to injury or decay? If so, you’d probably like to restore your smile, but want to explore your options before making a decision. Do I Need a Consultation to Have Missing Teeth Replaced? Yes, you will need a consultation prior to having missing teeth replaced. This allows us to make… Continue reading