Are You a Candidate for Full Mouth Restoration?

Have you avoided going to your dentist for some time? Do you have chipped, cracked, or broken teeth? Are you worried about the health of your smile? If you are, or if you need extensive work, you may need to consider a full mouth reconstruction. Full mouth reconstruction can be useful for addressing a wide array of issues. For example,... read more »

Get into Safe Daily Habits for Great Denture Care

Have you established safe daily habits for your denture care? The quicker you lay out a detailed plan and stick to it, the better off your oral health will be. Make notes if you hate to, or set alarms to remind you to do your denture care. Most importantly, stay in a routine, and never skip them. Here are a... read more »

A Healthy Smile is a Happy Smile

A healthy smile is a happy smile. The prouder you are of your smile, the more likely you are to practice safe and effective oral health care habits to maintain it. As long as your smile continues to shine bright, the greater the likelihood is that you a doing an excellent job caring for it. However, sometimes due to teeth... read more »

Your Child’s Dental Anxiety: A Few Tips

Some kids love the dentist because of the attention they get and even seem to enjoy having their teeth cleaned. Some children are also excited by getting a new toothbrush or a toy after visiting the dentist. Conversely, many children won’t enjoy visiting their dentist. In fact, some children may even bite their dentist because they’re scared. If you have... read more »

How Do You Treat TMJ Disorder?

Have you ever heard about temporomandibular joint disorder? This condition, often known as TMJ or TMJD, can lead to a number of serious, painful conditions. Fortunately, there are a number of things you could do to address this problem, and several things you can consider doing to identify TMJD. TMJD, also known as temporomandibular joint disorder, can be caused by... read more »

A Bad Habit of Chewing on Hard Objects Can Seriously Damage Your Teeth

Many people give into the bad habit of nibbling on foreign objects like pencils and pens. Biting your nails and chewing ice is also quite common. Here at Rai Family Dentistry, our team of dental professionals always warn our patients about the dangers of giving into these bad habits. The unnatural forces applied by these activities can easily chip or... read more »

Insights on Common Symptoms of Oral Cancer

The American Dental Association conducted research and found that one out of every 92 adults will develop some form of oral cancer at some point in their life. Even though the average age of onset is 62 years old, increased risk factors, such as a family history of oral cancer, tobacco use and alcohol abuse, increase your chances of developing... read more »

A Newly Installed Bridge Still Requires Routine Care and Cleaning

While your new bridge, is composed of artificial materials that are not vulnerable to tooth decay, it will none-the-less require daily attention in your oral hygiene routine. The gum infection and bacterial presence of periodontal disease can still pose a very serious threat to the long term integrity of your bridge. If residual food particles and plaque are not effectively... read more »

Identifying the Cause of Tooth Sensitivity

People suffering with tooth sensitivity, often complain of pain or a stinging sensation when consuming hot, cold, sweet or acidic things. Some people choose to avoid these foods, while others attempt to treat the problem with specially formulated toothpaste. In most cases, Dr. Rai finds that tooth sensitivity is really just a symptom of a more significant problem developing. Enamel... read more »

The Ways to Keep Your Toothbrush in the Best Shape Possible

In order to have the top-notch oral health and beautiful smile you deserve, you need to take good care of your toothbrush. If you have an effective and successful smile-cleaning tool, you will have the best chance at achieving your oral health and smile goals. To help you keep your toothbrush in the best condition possible, our team recommends that... read more »