The Worst Advice We’ve Ever Heard About Cavities

Cavities

What is the worst advice we have ever heard about cavities, you ask? Well, after being in the dental industry for many years, we have been asked a lot of questions and heard a lot of odd advice about how to care for cavities.  From “old wives tales” to home remedies, this blog post will… Read more »

A Dental Abscess Needs Timely Treatment

The bacterial presence of an untreated cavity can threaten more than the surrounding tooth enamel. In time the tooth decay can advance deeply into the pulp and root of the tooth. As this starts to happen you will likely experience heightened sensitivity in the compromised tooth as well as a possible toothache. In some of… Read more »

15 Steps to Good Oral Health

Are you practicing good oral health care? We often find that people tend to put their oral health on the backburner. You might say, “Well, I can floss tomorrow.” Or, “I brushed my teeth this morning; I should be fine.” The fact of the matter is, in order to have proper oral health care, you… Read more »

Keep Your Teeth Healthy as You Age

It may not be on the forefront of your mind to consider your teeth as part of your aging process, and you may be under the impression that your teeth will last longer than your other health functions. Or, you may think that old age means you will inevitably need dentures. Neither of these assumptions… Read more »

Dental Hygiene Basics for a Healthy Smile

In order to keep a healthy smile, there are a few habits you need to develop. Many of us learned about these habits when we were children–but it’s a good idea to brush up on your techniques! Let’s cover some at-home dental hygiene basics.   Brush: This one is the easiest to remember: brush your… Read more »

A Tooth with a Sensitive Dental Filling Might Need a Dental Crown Restoration

Dental fillings created from metallic amalgam or composite resin are typically hardened and bonded securely to the surrounding tooth enamel. Yet as the years go by, general inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene practices could demineralize the local tooth enamel. This could cause the dental filling to gradually weaken its hold. Early symptoms of a… Read more »

Inadequate Fluoride Exposure Can Contribute to Tooth Sensitivity Problems

Tooth enamel is microscopically porous. When your teeth are healthy and clean, the size of these pores is incredibly small. This gives your teeth the strength to bite and chew food as well as resist bacterial tooth decay. Poor oral hygiene practices, or frequently consume acidic beverages can gradually start to weaken the mineral strength… Read more »

Why Choose Acre Wood Dental?

      From the moment you walk in the door, you should feel welcomed! From the smell of freshly baked cookies, we want you to feel welcomed. We take all new patients on a tour and answer any questions that you may have. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and put any… Read more »

Smile to Usher in the Holiday Season

The holiday season has arrived! This time of year may bring you excitement and joy, stress, or a strange combination of these emotions. Everyone has that one relative—you know, the one that can make family gatherings awkward, uncomfortable, or even stressful at times. Have you ever heard the saying “fake it til you make it”?… Read more »

Bad Breath: Prevention Secrets

Are you interested in keeping bad breath at bay? If so, you’re not alone. Many people fight their bad breath by brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and rinsing daily. These are great first steps in preventing bad breath. Little did you know, our dentist, Dr. , has little dental secrets that you… Read more »