Timberlake Dental

Four Myths about Mouthwash

If you have shopped for mouthwash recently, you may have found yourself standing in the oral care aisle, amazed at the vast selection available.  When you see so many seemingly similar products, it can be difficult to choose the best one for your specific needs.  One thing that may help is debunking a few mouthwash […]

What Kind of Toothpaste Should I Use?

We hear this question all the time.  And you might be surprised to find out that it is actually a tough question for us.  There is no single correct answer to it.  We have to know quite a bit about you and your current oral health to give you the best recommendation. What is the […]

How to Replace Missing Teeth

A missing tooth is not just a cosmetic problem.  It impacts the way you chew and speak.  It creates negative effects on the teeth around it.  We could spend all day talking about why you need to replace missing teeth.  However, that isn’t the subject of this blog.  This blog focuses on how you can […]

How Can I Help my Elderly Parents Care for their Teeth?

Thanks to wonderful advances in technology and healthcare, our population is aging well.  People experiences longer lifespans and more active lifestyles than ever before.  This has led to an increasing trend in the need for middle-aged people to care for their elderly parents.  As the aging process begins to affect mental and/or physical abilities of […]

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 […]