Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Fluoride: How Much is Enough?

Fluoride is a mineral found in various places in nature. It is especially useful for people because it is a substance that naturally fights cavities by strengthening your tooth enamel. As you consume flouride, it accumulates in your bones and in your tooth enamel. Some of the best sources for... Read more »

Dental Inlays and Onlays Can Repair Moderate Tooth Decay

At times, the molars or premolars can develop large cavities that prompt Dr. William D. Ledford and our team to provide restorative dentistry to preserve the overall oral health. Symptoms such as tooth sensitivity and discomfort mean you should see the dentist as soon as possible to prevent a complex... Read more »

Take Good Care of Your Smile With These Tips

Are you interested in taking care of your smile? Did you know that if you take good care of your smile, you can keep your oral health in top-notch shape throughout your lifetime? Yes, it’s true! Your oral health is essential, and if treated well, your smile can stay healthy... Read more »

Block Serious Oral Injury with a Sports Mouth Guard

Every year, sports mouth guards can prevent more than 200,000 oral injuries, according to the American Dental Association. If you enjoy playing sports, we encourage you to wear a protective oral appliance to protect your smile from serious harm during game or performance. A sports mouth guard acts as a... Read more »

A Cosmetically Altered Tooth Might Be Improved by a Porcelain Dental Crown

A single tooth with discolored tooth enamel, a noticeable dental fracture or some other overt cosmetic imperfection can leave you feeling self-conscious when you smile. Rather than hide the appearance of your teeth, you should consider setting up an appointment with our dentist, Dr. William D. Ledford. After examining and... Read more »

Oral Health Strategies: Diabetes

Your oral health and your overall health are closely linked. Because of the relationship between your teeth and your body, you will need to assess any issues that you may have with your physical health and how they relate to your teeth and gums. One such condition that can cause... Read more »

The Effects of Acid on Your Smile

Cavities are formed mainly due to the acids that are present in your mouth. This may come as a bit of a surprise, as many of us have been taught to limit sugars for cavity prevention. The unfortunate reality is, we need to limit sugars AND acids. Here’s why: There... Read more »