Timberlake Dental

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 […]

Signs of Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, affects millions of Americans.  Studies have linked it with serious health conditions like heart disease, stroke, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.  No one should ignore gum disease.  The problem is that it can be a “silent disease”, meaning it does not hurt. People with gum disease often have no […]

Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

Dental implants have an extremely high success rate, higher than most other types of dental treatments available today.  Failure of a dental implant is rare.  In many cases, the reason for failure is unknown.  In others, the reason is a little more obvious.  This blog will explain some of the known reasons implants can fail. […]

How to Take Care of Dentures

Millions of Americans have no remaining natural teeth.  Even with advances in dental implants, the vast majority of people wear traditional dentures.  These dental appliances replace all of the missing teeth in one jaw (an upper denture for the upper jaw, and a lower denture for the lower jaw). The biggest advantage of traditional dentures […]

Is Vaping Bad for Your Mouth?

Yes. Absolutely, 100%, there is no doubt that vaping is bad for your mouth. This new trend causes concern among dentists because we know that many people are choosing it as a “healthier” option.  Just because it is slightly better for you than smoking cigarettes does not mean it is okay.  Vaping can cause disastrous […]

If You Have Diabetes, You Need to Read This!

Diabetes affects almost one in every ten Americans, and millions more are pre-diabetic.  This disease that affects the body’s ability to control the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood has devastating effects on the body.  What this blog focuses on is its devastating effects on the mouth! Patients with diabetes have a higher risk […]