A Dental Crown Can Restore and Protect a Damaged Tooth

A dental crown may be right for you if one or your teeth needs to have its shape, strength, and size restored. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped dental restoration that will cover the entire visible portion of a tooth. Dr. Hooty Alayan may recommend a dental crown in Round... Read more »

Wisdom Teeth: Swelling

Impacted wisdom teeth usually go one of only two ways: they're no concern at all or they're a big issue. How will it go for you? While we hope they're no concern, we want to do all we can to prevent them from becoming a problem for you in the... Read more »

Consistent and Effective Flossing is Critical for Great Dental Health

The spaces between each of your teeth, contours, and the depths of the gumline often prove difficult, if not impossible for your tooth brush to clean. This is part of the reason why the American Dental Association also recommends that you remember to floss these areas at least once per... Read more »

Basic First-Aid and Treatment Considerations for a Chipped Tooth

The American Association of Endodontists notes that accidental blows to the mouth from sports injuries, automotive accidents, and household falls represent some of the more common causes of chipped teeth and dental fractures. The size, severity, and location of damage to the tooth can cause varying symptoms, sensitivity, and possible... Read more »

Caught Early a Cavity Might Be Repaired by a Dental Filling

Tooth enamel that has been weakened by poor oral hygiene practices can be vulnerable to cavities. This is more likely to occur on a surface with deep contours that can collect bacterial deposits. If your regular dental checkup with Dr. Hooty Alayan reveals a cavity on one of your teeth,... Read more »

Gum Disease Can Expand into a Serious Problem If Not Seen To

Chronic periodontal disease is often the result of long term poor oral hygiene practices. As tartar continues to accumulate near the gumline, the chronic bacterial presence can inflame your gums causing gingivitis symptoms. This can typically cause your gums to look red, or cause them to bleed easily during your... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Great Oaks Dentistry, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and... Read more »