Key Differences Between Amalgam & Composite Dental Fillings

For over a century, the only materials available for dental restorations included silver or amalgam, gold, and porcelain. When you opened your mouth, the dental work was visible for anyone to see; however, the materials were very strong and tended to last a long time. Enter composite or tooth-colored dental... Read more »

Tips on How to Have a Strong and Healthy Smile

Your dentist, Dr. Steven Driggers, wants you to have a strong and healthy smile. You deserve it! If you want a strong and healthy smile as well, then there are things you should do to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape. Regular smile care is essential, especially because... Read more »

How Dentures Are Made

Are you missing some or all of your permanent teeth? Our dentist may recommend dentures to restore your smile. Dentures are removable dental appliances that can act as a partial or full set of teeth. They sit on the gums and may be attached to the remaining natural teeth or... Read more »

A Guide to Good Gums

Healthy gums are so much more important than most people realize. You may know that gum disease can cause loose teeth, bad breath and even problems with your jaw. But did you also know that if you leave gum disease untreated, the bacteria can enter your respiratory tract, your blood... Read more »

Enhancing Your Smile With Dental Veneers

If you have been avoiding your mirror lately because of damaged or stained front teeth, you should talk with Dr. Steven Driggers about dental veneers. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are custom made to fit on the fronts of your teeth that can conceal minor damage and stains,... Read more »

How To Handle a Dental Emergency

If you look around your workplace, chances are you will find a first aid kit. Many homes have first aid kits on hand, for treating thing like cuts, bumps, and scrapes. Many people take first aid classes to learn how to deal with situations involving serious trauma until medical help... Read more »

Diabetes and Your Smile

Your oral health is of prime importance when you have other illnesses, as diseases such as gum disease and tooth decay can negatively impact your overall health. If you are currently being treated for diabetes, we want to encourage you to take extra care of your teeth and gums to... Read more »

Summer Smile Essentials: Mouth Guards

One of the most popular forms of safety equipment for athletes is mouth guards. However, even if you are not an athlete or do not participate in contact sports, mouth guards can still be effective for other similar high-risk activities. Mouth guards are designed to fit over the top of... Read more »

School Is Just Around the Corner, Is Your Child’s Smile Ready?

Regular dental checkups and cleanings are vital to your child's success at school, as much as receiving immunizations. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tooth decay affects more children in the U.S. than any other chronic infectious disease. To that end, today we would like to help... Read more »

A Back Tooth Damaged by Bruxism Might Be Repaired with an Amalgam Filling

Chronic stress can cause you to grind your teeth while you sleep at night. Over time, this can cause minor chips and fractures on your back teeth. Once the tooth enamel has been compromised, the tooth is at a heightened risk of suffering a severe cavity. To prevent this from... Read more »