Dangers Posed by Enamel Erosion

Your tooth enamel is designed to protect the internal structures of your teeth, while also giving you the ability to bite off, chew and grind tough foods. It gets its amazing strength from densely packed microscopic mineral crystals. The density of these mineral crystals helps to prevent the bacteria in... Read more »

Preventing Cavities and Tooth Sensitivity with Fluoride

Even though your teeth are tough, the corrosive effects of acidic foods and drinks as well as the natural bacteria in your mouth can erode the enamel on a microscopic level. This makes them more prone to developing cavities. This process, which is also known as demineralization, can be effectively... Read more »

Professional Teeth Whitening Procedures

As time passes it’s not uncommon for stains to darken your teeth. This could be compounded by other imperfections, like past dental work that no longer matches the current shade of your tooth enamel. In a situation like this, many people will consult with our dentists to help them select... Read more »

The Ways to Prevent Dental Issues if You Have Grills

Did you know that your smile is prone to dental issues if you have grills? Well, it’s true, which is why it’s important to take extremely good care of your smile so you can keep your oral health in top-notch condition. Our Blue Ridge Dentistry team recommends doing so by... Read more »

Bonding, Dental Bonding

Have you ever felt self-conscious about the color or appearance of your teeth? Feeling like you need to check yourself before giving a big smile is no way to live your life. Cosmetic bonding may be the solution you have been looking for. It is used to address many dental... Read more »

Dry Mouth and Your Health

Xerostomia, or dry mouth, is a condition affecting your saliva production. When the salivary glands in your mouth lower their production, you may notice dryness in the mouth and throat, thick or stringy saliva along or unpleasant breath. You may experience difficulty chewing, talking, or swallowing, along with a change... Read more »

Brushing at the Right Time

You know that you should brush your teeth every day, but do you know when the best time to brush is? Or how often you should brush? Similarly, do you ever wonder if you should brush or floss first? Today, our team at Blue Ridge Dentistry is happy to address... Read more »

Managing a Fractured or Cracked Tooth

A fractured or cracked tooth can be a serious cause for concern. If you have a cracked or fractured tooth you should call us immediately so we can help you determine the best course of action or schedule an appointment. If for some reason you can’t contact us right away,... Read more »

What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?

Are you tired of using sticky adhesives to keep your dentures in place? Of course, dentures customized to fit your unique mouth shape should stay securely there, but even then, they may still have looseness that causes them to slide when you eat and speak. You can receive dentures that... Read more »

Your Health: Why Your Gums Are Important Too

We know a healthy mouth is important to you, but have you ever thought about how important your gums can be to you and your overall health? If you haven’t thought about it, it’s time to start. Your gums are an important and essential part of your mouth. The tissues... Read more »