Timberlake Dental

Is it Safe to Have Silver Fillings?

. . . or should I have them replaced with composite? We hear this question from patients all the time.  There are several reasons to replace old silver (amalgam) fillings, but actually, safety isn’t one of them.  The short answer to the question in the title is: Yes, it is safe to have silver fillings.  […]

New Year, New Smile

At the start of a new year, we often think of all things “new”.  Many make resolutions to form new habits, start new routines, or try something new. Have you considered adding your smile that that list of new things? New Oral Hygiene Habits The easiest way for you to incorporate oral health into your […]

Silent Night?  Not if Your Loved Ones Snore!

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to both good health and good moods.  Some people are able to sleep without being awakened by a partner’s snoring, but most people are not.  Not only can snoring lead to conflict or awkward sleeping arrangements; it could actually indicate a serious health problem! Why Does Snoring Matter? […]

Over-the-Counter Teeth Whiteners: Do They Really Work?

Many people are interested in sprucing up their smiles for the holidays.  While you may not have time to get in to see your dentist for professional whitening, you can always grab something from the dental care aisle at the grocery or drugstore. The question is: Do they really work? What Works There are two […]

Top Five Things that Stain your Teeth

Christmas is a time for family, feasting and fun.  It may be a time when people worry a little more about their smiles because we often take lots of photos during the holiday festivities.  There is still time for you to whiten your smile before Christmas.  But if you are too busy for that, you […]

Why Do Some Root Canals have to be Retreated?

We know root canals give some of you the heebie-jeebies.  Many people are afraid of root canals.  The thought that they don’t last forever and require more treatment can be upsetting.  Here, we aim to explain why it can be necessary to re-enter a root canal and make repairs. Brief Explanation of Root Canals In […]

Bad Holiday Habits to Avoid this Year

The holidays are full of family, food and fun.  Most people also enjoy some time off from work, which gets us out of our normal routine.  While you are enjoying a break, it can be easy to fall into some bad habits.  Here are some important things to consider as you relax this week. Drinking […]

How Sealants Protect your Teeth from Holiday Sweets

Most people think that sealants are just for kids.  The truth is that sealants benefit anyone with a risk for cavities.  As you approach the holiday season that we usually pack full of sweet treats, you should consider sealants as an option to protect your teeth. What is a Sealant? A sealant is a preventive […]

How Smoking Affects Your Mouth

You know smoking is bad for you.  You know it causes emphysema and lung cancer.  Did you know it is also really terrible for your oral health?  Smoking worsens your risk for every oral health problem. Smoking Causes Dry Mouth One of the ways smoking causes dry mouth is by physically drying out the tissues […]