Dental Basics Checklist

Basic care of our mouth doesn’t have to be hard! It can easily become part of our daily routine, with some simple, minor adjustments. Here is a basic checklist to see how you are doing. Brushing and Flossing --Do I brush my teeth for a full 2 minutes*, twice a... Read more »

Be in the Know: Golden Dental Crowns

Dental crowns come in lots of different substances, one of the extra popular being gold. Because gold is a malleable material virtually immune to erosion, it makes a great oral substance for replacing teeth. However, golden teeth have held different appeals across the years, and their suitability to replacing natural... Read more »

Flossing Essentials

An attractive smile depends on a healthy oral foundation. Your day to day efforts, including brushing and flossing are the basics of a smile free from tooth decay and gum disease. Your pearly whites thrive when you brush them at least twice each day. Flossing typically needs to be done... Read more »

Signs and Symptoms of Bruxism

Sleep bruxism, a disorder that causes you to gnash or clench your teeth during sleep, can result in damaged teeth, jaw disorders and headaches. However, self-diagnosing bruxism can be difficult – it’s hard to tell what you’re doing while you’re asleep. For this reason, we recommend watching for the following... Read more »

Why Should I Have Scaling & Root Planing Performed?

When you visited your dentist for your routine cleaning and exam, you were told that you need to have a “deep cleaning,” which is also referred to as scaling and root planing. But what is a deep cleaning? Our dentist and team at E.G.I. Dental are happy to answer any... Read more »

Teeth and Gums 101: Laser Dentistry

Lasers and dentistry may not appear on the surface to be a match made in oral health care heaven, but given the precise nature of lasers and their ability to accomplish tasks assigned to them, it only makes sense that lasers are used to accomplish complex dentistry procedures that often... Read more »

Mouthwash Types

Mouthwash can add just a little something to your oral hygiene routine. It can add extra protection to your smile by helping guard against decay, plaque, gingivitis, and bad breath. Mouthwash Containing Alcohol The amount of alcohol in mouthwash is small. The alcohol not only masks the taste of the... Read more »

4 Ways to Fight Your Dental Phobia

For many people, visiting the dentist is a fun break from the routine of daily life. For other people, visiting the dentist can be an anxiety-inducing experience. If you have a phobia of dental visits, you can use the following four tips to fight your fears. Determine what’s causing your... Read more »

A Tooth with a Compromised Filling Needs Timely Treatment

A filling is commonly used to repair a small dental fracture or an area of tooth enamel that has been compromised by bacterial tooth decay. While they are bonded securely to the surrounding tooth enamel and not directly vulnerable to bacteria, it is possible for a filling to experience trouble.... Read more »

A Crown Might Be Needed to Treat a Tooth with a Big Cavity

If you have a bad habit of putting off your routine dental exam at E.G.I. Dental, you are at increased risk of tooth decay. When a small cavity goes without treatment, it will gradually spread to compromise more and more of the surrounding tooth enamel. In time, the compromised area... Read more »