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

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

5 Facts About TMJ That You Did Not Know

Do you ever experience pain in your jaw? Have you ever woken up with sore jaw muscles? If so, you might have TMJ, otherwise known as temporomandibular joint syndrome. 1. What Is TMJ? The temporomandibular joint connects your jaw to your skull. When this joint is damaged or injured, it can lead to a disorder… Continue reading

Root Canals – Not as Bad as You Think

While it’s true that root canals are notorious for being unpleasant procedures, they are vastly misunderstood. As your family dentist, we would like you to know that they are nothing to fear and that, in truth, a root canal is not the onerous experience that people make it out to be. To explain why root… Continue reading

What You Need to Know If You Have Not Seen a Dentist in Awhile

Has it been a long time since you have visited the dentist? If so, don’t worry. You are not alone in this category. Many people let years lapse between dental appointments, and the number one reason is out of fear of being embarrassed or ashamed by how a dentist may react to their teeth. Rather… Continue reading