Proper Oral Hygiene

Do you have proper oral hygiene?  Are you confused about what exactly that means?  What does proper oral hygiene entail? Fortunately, Adams and Cheek Dentistry is here to help! October is National Dental Hygiene month. To help recognize this important month, we wanted to review the importance of proper oral hygiene. First and foremost, everyone’s…

What Type of Crown Do I Need?

When a tooth needs a crown, there are actually four options in materials: gold, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all ceramic, and zirconium. Specific conditions usually dictate which material is best for different situations. It is important to discuss your options with your dentist as every case and each decision is personal for each patient. Our team at Adams…

Athletic Mouth Guards and Concussions

Can athletic mouth guards actually prevent concussions? A concussion is a brain injury resulting from trauma to the head. Anyone playing contact sports has the potential to sustain an injury that will result in a concussion. Sometimes these concussions are severe enough to end their sporting career. The number of sports related concussions every year…

Opioids and Pain Managment in Dentistry

With the subject of opioids and opioid abuse in many news headlines these days, patients may have concerns about the prescription practices of dental offices, or more specifically, Adams and Cheek Dentistry. Some patients may be concerned we will recommend certain prescription pain medication following dental procedures. Others may worry we will not prescribe what…

Crooked Teeth and Oral Health

Many people grow concerned over the appearance of crooked teeth. Most people do not realize the ways that misaligned teeth can affect overall oral health. We’ll look at some examples of problems that crooked teeth can cause and explain why orthodontics is not only a cosmetic option. Difficulty chewing When teeth are misaligned or crowded,…

A Road Map to Oral Health

On July 3rd, 1806, two years into their journey to chart the unchartered West of America, pioneer explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark reached a challenge of epic proportion – the Rocky Mountains. What next, they wondered? Without a map, they were forced to do what explorers do – explore, and hope for the best.…

Oral Benefits of Water

Our bodies are 60% water. It is essential in maintaining everyday bodily functions. Aside from aiding physical performance, brain function, digestion, and weight loss, water is necessary to maintain good oral health. Let’s look at some of the many ways water can make your mouth happy! Strengthens Teeth Most city water contains fluoride. Fluoride is…

Oral Health For Senior Citizens

Some oral health concerns are fairly common over the age of 60. However, if you adopt a proactive mindset and educate yourself, these concerns do not have to be common for you. Anticipating and recognizing changes in your mouth can help you be on top of your health in this area, so let’s take a…