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 »

What Do the Tooth Stains on My Teeth Mean?

While white is the preferred color of beautiful teeth, the color of your teeth can tell you things about the health of your smile. Today we are going to take a look at the different colors that might show up on your teeth and why. What is happening when your... Read more »

Denture Adhesive Helps Bond Removable Dentures in Place

When multiple teeth are lost or severely compromised they can often be replaced by a partial or complete denture provided by Blue Stream Dental ’s dental office. This removable dental appliance will be carefully produced at our state of the art dental lab to replicate the missing teeth while also... Read more »

First-Aid for a Knocked Out Tooth Can Help Minimize Pain

A hard fall or athletic injury can sometimes impart a significant amount of force to the mouth. Not only can this cause significant soft tissue damage to the gums, cheek, tongue, and lips, it could potentially knock a tooth out. If you or someone close to you has recently suffered... Read more »