Timberlake Dental

How Many Times a Day Should I Brush My Teeth?

This is a question dentists hear quite often.  And would you be surprised to learn that the answer is not always the same?  We make a lot of general recommendations, especially in our website content.  However, we want to make sure that all of our patients understand that a customized approach is always the best! […]

Top 7 Questions You Should Ask Your Dentist

Has it been a while since your last dental visit?  Or maybe you see your dentist regularly but are not sure what you need to know about your own oral health?  This blog will help you know what questions to ask your dentist when you go in for an evaluation. How Often Should I Get […]

How Often Do I Have to Go to the Dentist?

Technically, you don’t have to go to the dentist.  But we’ll rephrase the question so that we can give you an intelligent answer.  How often do you have to go to the dentist to maintain a completely healthy mouth?  That is a great question and one with a nice simple answer. The Goal: A Completely […]

Why Does My Tooth Hurt After a Filling?

One of the most frustrating things for a dental patient to experience is pain or sensitivity on a tooth that just had dental work.  Even more frustrating are those teeth that didn’t’ bother you beforehand. Unfortunately, this is a very common phenomenon, and understanding it a little better might ease the sense of concern and […]

Are Your Teeth Making You Look Old?

Did you know that your teeth can make you look older than you really are?  There are certain characteristics of a smile that suggest one is further along in the aging process.  We will discuss those characteristics here and offer suggestions of how you can combat them. The Aging of a Smile The aging process […]

Why are X-rays So Important?

Many people accept x-rays as a fact of life when it comes to consistent dental visits.  Others question their necessity or fear negative consequences from them.  We covered the safety of dental x-rays in a previous blog that you can read here.  In this blog, we’ll explain why they are so important. X-rays Enable Early […]

Sealants:  FAQs

Dental sealants have been around for decades, and they are a great option for preventing cavities.  In this blog, we’ll answer Google’s most frequently asked questions about sealants. Are Sealants Good for Teeth? Yes. Dental sealants protect teeth against cavities, which is very good.  Sealants fill in and seal the deep grooves on the biting […]

What are My Options to Repair Cracked or Broken Teeth?

We are living through some unusual and stressful times.  In many people, this stress manifests itself in the physical form through heavy clenching and/or grinding of the teeth.  You might do this at night while sleeping or throughout the day.  Regardless of when you do it, it is important to understand that this could be […]

What is the Best Way to Get My Teeth Whiter?

Just because we are still in some form of lockdown doesn’t mean we don’t care about appearance!  You may cover your smile with a mask when you’re out in public, but in a Zoom meeting, your smile can occupy a big portion of your “square”.  What can you do to brighten your smile? Over-the-Counter Options […]