First Aid Considerations to Keep in Mind if Your Bridge Feels Loose

At South Coast Family Dentistry located in Coos Bay, Oregon, Dr. Ryan R. Bailey and Dr. B. Keith Huff use a very powerful dental grade cement to secure a bridge in place. However, it is possible for a blow to the face, or the latent effects of chronic gum disease to weaken this cement. If your… Read more »

The Toothpaste Test

Oral hygiene is vital if you want a strong and successful oral health, which is why it’s best to know all there is to know about oral hygiene in , . So, today our team would like to improve your knowledge by encouraging you to take this quiz about toothpaste: Question No. 1: Do all… Read more »

What Happens if I Lose a Crown?

If you’ve had a crown, you know what a significant investment – in both time and money – it is in your oral health. Crowns are built to last for many years, provided you take proper care of them. However, not all crowns are perfect and there are instances in which they will sometimes fail…. Read more »

Restore a Badly Cracked or Damaged Tooth

The outer layer of each one of your teeth is made from a very durable material called enamel. Even though tooth enamel is very hard, it is possible for a hard fall or blow to the face to crack the enamel. This is even more likely if you participate in contact sports without the protection… Read more »

Your Regular Dental Checkup and Cleaning Is Critical for Maintaining Good Oral Health

It is recommended that you visit a dentist twice a year for a regular dental checkup and cleaning. The free checkup performed by Drs. has several different phases. Each one addresses a critical component of maintaining good oral health. The first phase of the checkup consists of a dental cleaning procedure, where a dental hygienist… Read more »

Going Miniature With Mini Implants

One of the greatest advancement in restorative dentistry has been the proliferation of dental implants. These can restore one tooth or one’s entire mouth, and are as close to natural teeth as replacements come. But some people are not ideal candidates for traditional implants. For them, mini dental implants may be the answer. Mini dental… Read more »

Have You Been Screened for Oral Cancer?

At , we take preventive dental care very seriously. The best way to treat any dental problem is to prevent it in the first place. Oral cancer is the deadliest oral health issue today. And while getting screened for it does not prevent it, early detection makes treatment much more successful. Oral cancer is the… Read more »

Preventing Cavities for a Healthy Smile

Cavities can wreak havoc on your smile without proper care and attention. What exactly are cavities and how are they created? Cavities are essentially holes that develop in your teeth from the effects of plaque formation. Plaque—the sticky bacterial film that coats your teeth and gums arises as a reaction to the sugars in the… Read more »

Taking Proper Care of an Injured Lip

A blow to the face, hard fall or other accident can injure your lip or even cause you to bite through it. If the injury is severe, or bleeds excessive you should consider calling 911 or going directly to the emergency room. If the injury isn’t severe but still requires basic first aid, the first… Read more »

Your Dentures Need to be a Part of Your Oral Hygiene Routine

Your dentures represent a serious investment in restoring the appearance and full function of your mouth. Even if you only have dentures replacing your top or bottom teeth, they will still need to have a central focus as part of your oral hygiene routine. Many denture wearers like to use denture adhesive to secure their… Read more »