Archive for October, 2018

The Best & Worst Halloween Candy for Your Teeth

Halloween is here, and we know what that means: drawers, buckets and baskets full of candy!  And your kids are dreamin’ if they think they are keeping it all to themselves. In the days and weeks following Halloween, we know you will increase your candy intake dramatically (as compared to other “normal” times of year).  […]

What Happens if I Don’t Wear My Nightguard?

If Dr. Chowning and our hygienists have recommended a nightguard for clenching or grinding, that means they have seen signs of damage to your teeth, gums, muscles or jaws.  As part of our commitment to preventive dentistry, we believe it is essential to catch these signs of damage as early as possible and give you […]

HPV: What is it, and What Does it Have to Do with Oral Cancer?

What is HPV? HPV stands for Human Papillomavirus.  It is an often-undetected viral infection that infects an estimated 6.2 million new people each year.  It is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States.  HPV does not cause any symptoms at the time of infection, so most people are unaware that they have […]

What Exactly is Preventive Dentistry?

There are many different categories within the realm of dental treatment.  In our opinion, the most important category is PREVENTIVE dentistry. At Timberlake Dental, we are committed to practicing conservative and preventive dentistry.  We believe those two go hand in hand.  In order to be as conservative as possible, we need to help each and […]

Toothpicks, Ice Chewing and Other Bad Habits

We all have bad habits.  Some of these just waste our time, but others can actually be harmful.  In dentistry, we worry about habits that can damage your teeth and gums.  This blog will highlight some of the most common bad habits we see and the damage they can cause. Toothpicks Good old fashioned wooden […]