A Dental Bridge Can Be an Effective Alternative to a Dental Implant

When a tooth is lost to severe dental trauma, an untreated cavity or dental extraction, it can pose several complications. At first, you might be able to adjust to the change in your appearance, decreased ability to chew, and changes in the clarity of your speech. As time goes on, the structural loss in that… Read more »

Your Sleep Apnea May Be Caused by Your Genetics

Did you know that sleep apnea can be caused by factors that are out of your control, including genetics? In fact, males over the age of 40 are often at the highest risk for sleep apnea, regardless of their overall health or fitness. To make matters worse, some forms of sleep apnea occur in your… Read more »

Dental Loss Complications Can Sometimes Be Prevented by a Bridge Restoration

When you lose a tooth, it can cause several profound changes and potential complications. Alterations in your appearance, clarity of speech, and a decreased ability to chew are just some of the early problems you will likely experience. As time goes on, the structural void in the area can influence the nearby teeth. Each tooth… Read more »

Your Fluoride Sources

As you may already know, it’s important to frequently expose your teeth to fluoride so they can fight the threats of tooth decay and enamel erosion. However, that’s a tough task to accomplish if you’re not sure how to access fluoride. So, to help you, Dr. Charles Anderson and our dental team will be happy… Read more »

The Benefits of Exercise for Your Oral Health

Have you ever thought about getting into better shape? Have you ever decided to exercise more because you’re hoping to lose weight or because you’re interested in following a healthier lifestyle? If so, would you be surprised to hear that exercising can actually improve your smile’s health? As you may have heard, it’s important to… Read more »

A Tooth Chipped by Chronic Night Grinding Might Need a Crown

Bruxism is a term used to describe grinding your teeth at night on a regular basis. While it might not seem to be such a serious problem at first, the unnatural forces created by the extreme pressure can potentially cause a chip in one or more of your teeth. Even if the chipped tooth doesn’t… Read more »

Custom Dentures Can Replace the Function of Your Missing Teeth

To replace the function and appearance of missing teeth, Dr. Charles Anderson might recommend removable dentures. These are essentially false teeth fashioned to look like your original teeth before they were lost or compromised. The set is anchored into a base that mimics the appearance of healthy gums. Dr. Charles Anderson will custom design the… Read more »

Stocking Your First-Aid Kit with Basic Oral Hygiene Items Is Wise

Oral trauma and dental emergencies can be painful and costly. While it’s impossible to completely prevent one from happening to you or a loved one, there are things you can do to be prepared to provide quality first aid. To that end, Dr. Charles Anderson recommends adding the following items to your first-aid kits. Waxed… Read more »

You Might Want to Use Denture Adhesive to Secure Your Partial

Dr. Charles Anderson typically designs and crafts partial dentures at Anderson Dentistry to fit tightly with the underlying gum structure. Working in concert with interlocking hardware, the partial denture has the strength to bite and chew the foods you enjoy. Even with this firm fit, you might want to also consider applying a small bead… Read more »

How Toothbrushes Came to Be

Oral hygiene is an irreplaceable contributor to dental health. Proper dental hygiene includes brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day. Teeth care dates back for thousands of years, with early methods that are very different from today. Let’s explore the history of the toothbrush together. Teeth-cleaning tools have been around since… Read more »