Toothaches: The Causes Behind Your Pain

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Toothaches are inconvenient and quite painful. Typically, when people suffer from a toothache, they panic. If you are urged to do so, please stay calm. There are many reasons why you might have a toothache. The first thing you need to do is determine the underlying cause behind your pain. To help you, Dr. Michael Hollingsworth and our dental team... read more »

What Exactly are the Benefits of Fluoride?

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Some may remember the fluoride rinse program required every week or month in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. Instructions would be read by the teacher or another supervisor and followed promptly. There are other ways of administration including foods, beverages, and dietary supplements. Fluoride is a large preventative measure in making teeth more resistant to tooth decay, tooth enamel stronger,... read more »

A Small Area of Tooth Decay Can Often Be Repaired by an Amalgam or Composite Filling

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Sometimes even good oral hygiene practices can still allow a cavity to form on a tooth. Without timely treatment, the general tooth decay can slowly spread. In time, it could even start to penetrate the interior of the tooth, leading to potentially serious complications. Early detection and treatment at Dr. Michael Hollingsworth can make it possible to repair the cavity... read more »

Dentures Can Restore Your Smile This Festive Holiday Season

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Dentures can restore your smile this festive holiday season. We want your holiday to be filled with delicious sweets, delightful eats, and light-up treats for this holiday and many more to come. If you currently have dentures, it is important to care for them all season long, so that they can protect and provide you with the care they are... read more »

Take Extra Precautions to Protect Your Teeth

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It’s easy to get lost it the tidal wave of wonders that will cascade across our food palates this season, so you should be prepared for any potentially disastrous situation that may arise. One wrong food choice could potentially spell disaster for your teeth. You should take extra precautions to protect your teeth. Listed below are just a few of... read more »

The Facts About Nail Biting and Your Teeth

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You may think biting your nails only affects your nails, but did you know that chewing your nails can actually damage your teeth? Fortunately, your nails can grow back, but the damage to your teeth may need professional help before it can be reversed. Your nails are probably one of the dirtiest parts of your body—meaning chewing your nails can... read more »

Brushing Your Teeth with Prescription Fluoride Supplemental Toothpaste

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The enamel layer on each of your teeth is very hard and durable. However, it is not impervious to enamel erosion caused by consuming acidic foods, beverages and the natural bacteria in your mouth. Over time this process, known as demineralization can, create microscopic pores and channels in your tooth enamel, promoting tooth decay and sensitivity issues. Fortunately, increased exposure... read more »

Small Fillings can Repair Tooth Decay

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Tooth decay is commonly referred to as a cavity. Your six month dental checkup and cleaning at Dr. Michael Hollingsworth is designed to detect tooth decay. However, if you notice that one of your teeth has a changed texture, has a small hole or has developed sensitivity issues, you should not ignore it. Even a small area of tooth decay... read more »