Timberlake Dental

Watch Your Mouth: Self-Screening for Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is increasing in its incidence, and it is affecting a different demographic than it used to.  Because of this changing demographic, it is not simple to predict who will get oral cancer.  For this reason, everyone should perform a self-screening of the mouth every month.  Just as doctors recommend that women perform a […]

When Should I Pull My Child’s Tooth?

This is a question we hear from parents of six to twelve year old children because that’s the age that it seems like kids are losing teeth all the time.  If you get lucky, your child may want to pull his or her own teeth.  If you are really lucky, the teeth will just fall […]

Why Having a Dry Mouth is more than Just a Nuisance

Dry mouth is becoming an increasingly prevalent problem among our adult patients.  Some people are unaware that their mouths feel dry, and others are aware, but do not consider it to be a problem.  It is a problem, and a serious one at that! Dry mouth is a common side effect from many prescription medications, […]

Timberlake Dental is Getting a Makeover!

Have no fear!  We are only updating our online appearance with a new logo and website.  All of things you love about Timberlake Dental will remain unchanged (unless you really loved that green leafy logo . . ). We anticipate that the new website will be slightly more user-friendly, but otherwise your patient experience with […]

What are My Options to Repair a Cracked Tooth?

The diagnosis of a cracked tooth is a very broad one.  A crack can be a very shallow surface disruption on enamel, or it can split the entire tooth into two fragments all the way down the root.  Because of this wide range of possibilities when it comes to cracks in teeth, the treatment also […]

How Can I Prevent Cavities?

Ever heard that phrase, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”?  It is never more true than when applied to cavities. Why Prevent Cavities? Tooth enamel is one of the only parts of the body that cannot heal itself.  For this reason, cavities are never really cured, only “restored”.  We cannot regenerate […]

How Can I Get My Kids to Brush Their Teeth?

We’ve got bad news for you.  There is not one foolproof way to get your kids to brush their teeth.  We do have some good tips and information about it that could help you establish your kids in a healthy oral hygiene routine. Obviously, you know your child better than we do.  Some children comply […]

Four Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer one of the most important advances in the replacement of a missing tooth: replacement of the whole tooth.  Implants are the only tooth replacement that replace the root, providing an anchor into the jawbone.  This is what gives them such great advantages over other tooth replacement options. Most Cosmetic Option There are […]

Same Day Crowns: Are They Better?

Advances in dental technology typically shoot for one of several goals: to make things more efficient, more effective or safer.  Because we want all of these things for our patients, we invest in the technologies proven to do all of those things.  One such technology is the CEREC machine, which enables us to make “same-day […]

When is a Toothache an Emergency?

Many people describe the pain of a toothache as the worst pain a person can experience.  Women tell us it is worse than childbirth.  Some toothaches can truly endanger your life.  Because there are different types of toothaches, this blog will aim to help you know when to seek emergency help. Why Do Toothaches Hurt […]