Timberlake Dental

I Have Diabetes.  Why is My Dentist Concerned?

Diabetes affects millions of Americans today, and millions more are pre-diabetic.  In this serious health condition, the body is no longer able to regulate blood sugar levels. Diabetes affects the entire body, leading to serious consequences if left uncontrolled.  This article will focus on how it affects the health of the mouth. The Effects of […]

Are Mouth Piercings Bad for You?

Yes. Of course we have more to say about it than just “yes”.  But the answer to the overall question is a resounding yes.  Mouth piercings seem to grow in fade in popularity over time.  We have seen the damage they can cause to the mouth, so we always urge our patients to avoid them […]

Five Things You Should Know if You Wear Dentures

If you wear dentures, you may already know these things.  For those considering dentures, this article may dispel a few myths you have heard or believed.  These are important things to know if you or a loved one wear or may soon wear dentures. Dentures can be challenging, and one way of fighting frustration is […]

Foods to Eat for Better Oral Health

The foods we eat certainly affect the health of our teeth and gums.  When talking about foods that affect the teeth, the first thing that comes to mind is sugar, but sugar isn’t the only food that is detrimental to oral health.  We’ll explain how other items can take their toll on enamel and gum […]

What is a Composite Filling?

In dental terminology, there are many words or phrases that we throw around assuming people know what we are talking about.  The reality is a familiarity with a specific term does not equal an understanding of what it means.  In this week’s blog, we will explain what we mean by the term “composite filling”, and […]

A Checklist for Your Next Dental Checkup

When it comes to visits with various healthcare providers, you may experience the situation in which you think of things to mention or ask about only after leaving the appointment.  Having a checklist can be helpful in preventing those #facepalm moments.  Below are the things that we recommend you check through at your next dental […]

What is a One Visit Crown?

Dentistry is rapidly changing and advancing as technology advances.  One of the advances in dental technology that we, at Timberlake Dental, love is the single visit crown.  It provides many advantages to both the dentist and the patient. What is a Crown? A crown is a dental treatment that restores a broken down tooth back […]

What is an Amalgam Filling?

Many people are familiar with the term “amalgam” in dentistry, and most people over the age of fifty years have amalgam fillings in their mouths.  This week’s article will explain what amalgam fillings are and what you should know about them. What is Amalgam? The word amalgam simply means a mixture or blend, so you […]

Why Dental Checkups Are Essential

We know that the past year has been a strange one.  We know that COVID restrictions and personal levels of concern over virus transmission have kept many people away from the dental office, postponing their regularly scheduled checkups.  As we, as a nation, begin to get the pandemic under control, it is time for those […]