Practice Discretion to Protect Your Smile this Halloween

If you are considering guzzling down sweets or treats this Halloween season, there are a few important facts to keep in mind. Your risks for tooth decay and dental erosion drastically increase during this time, so it is important to make sure you practice discretion before and after the holiday.... Read more »

The Little Things You Should Add to Your Oral Hygiene Routine

Do you brush and floss regularly as part of your oral hygiene routine? If so, good for you. You’re on your way toward the healthy teeth and gums you need. Did you know there are additional things you can do to improve the effectiveness of your routine? Well, it’s true,... Read more »

A Knocked Out Tooth Will Need First-Aid While Seeking Professional Dental Treatment

If an accidental blow knocks one of your teeth out, timely first-aid is essential while seeking treatment from a professional dentist like Dr. Clifford Morton. Assessing the severity of the damage to the tooth and the dental socket might influence the necessary care measures. If your mouth is bleeding you... Read more »

A Tooth Suffering from a Large Area of Dental Attrition Might Need to Be Restored by a Dental Crown

As you age it’s possible for the alignment of your teeth to gradually change. This can be a natural result of the aging process, a previous oral trauma, or the loss of a tooth. If it’s not corrected in some way the deviation in the alignment of two or more... Read more »

A Set of Dentures Can Effectively Replace the Basic Function of Missing or Distressed Teeth

As the years go by, chronic tooth decay and periodontal health problems can cause the loss or multiple teeth. In many of these cases even the remaining teeth have been compromised in some way causing discomfort or impaired oral function. In a situation like this, the dentists at Morton Aesthetic... Read more »

A Simple Amalgam Dental Filling Might Be Able to Repair a Cavity on One of Your Back Teeth

The teeth in the back of your mouth play a very important role in your overall oral function. The large molars help chew and grind foods before swallowing. While premolars assist with this they also work with your front teeth to bite off hard foods. When a cavity forms on... Read more »

Oral Hygiene Topic: Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Are you aware of how to prevent tooth decay in young children? Even though tooth decay can be caused by a myriad of factors, one of the most common forms is called baby bottle tooth decay. Baby bottle tooth decay is often caused by the relentless exposure to harmful substances... Read more »

How Does Chewing Gum Protect Your Smile?

Did you know that chewing gum can protect your smile? Not only are there potential benefits from chewing gum including cleaning your mouth and brightening your smile, chewing gum, especially after meals, has been shown to have many oral health benefits, including fighting against cavities and heartburn. Sugarless gum has... Read more »

Your Teeth Can Stay Safe from Cavities with These Prevention Tips

Are you doing enough to keep your teeth safe from the dangers of tooth decay and cavities? Sadly, cavities are highly common and can occur rather easily. However, that does not mean you should despair and give up hope, as effective oral health care routines can keep them at bay.... Read more »

Toothaches Need to be Treated

Oftentimes, toothaches strike and people let them go ignored for too long before they lead to a more costly or serious problem. Treating a toothache properly from the beginning could be the key to keeping your pain down and your cost of treatment low. That is why, our office here... Read more »