Oral Health Care Highlights: Tooth Restorations

If you would like to speak with your dentist about a tooth restoration, think about which procedures will be best for your smile. Numerous treatments including dental crowns, dental veneers, teeth whitening treatments, and dental fillings, all exist with specific benefits in mind to enhance the function of your smile and improve its look as well. Here are their benefits:... read more »

A Dental Bridge Can Restore Your Smile

If you have missing teeth, you are at a disadvantage. Not will you feel self-conscious and uncomfortable in social and work settings, but a full set of teeth allows a person to eat and speak more efficiently. Missing teeth give plaque and bacteria extra places to accumulate, and will allow your remaining teeth to drift out of alignment. Many people... read more »

What Happens When You Whiten Your Teeth?

Teeth whitening has been around long enough that there are plenty of products lining the shelves of your local store. There are whitening toothpastes, rinses, strips and other things you can use to give yourself a whiter, brighter smile. Before you start any new dental regimen, you should talk with your dentist about the possible benefits, drawbacks and side effects... read more »

Gum Disease and Its Effect on Your Dental Health

A common, yet serious disease that often affects those individuals who neglect their daily brushing and flossing habits is periodontal disease, also referred to as gum disease. Gum disease is noted by an infection in your gum tissue that if left untreated, will result in total tooth loss. Do you constantly have bad breath no matter how often you try... read more »

The Stages of Oral Cancer

Knowing the stages of oral cancer is often crucial in successful recoveries. At earlier stages, successful recoveries are much more likely. Thus, the sooner r you are treated for the disease, the greater the likelihood of a positive out. Here are a few tips on what to look for when you think you may be suffering from oral cancer: -... read more »

Your Child’s Baby Bottle May Be Causing Dental Damage

Your child’s baby bottle may be causing dental damage. Oftentimes, parents put highly sugary foods into baby bottles in order to encourage the children to drink but sugars can be turned into harmful acids in their mouth and begin to destroy their teeth in a process known as baby bottle tooth decay. Listed below are a few pieces of advice... read more »

Treat Your Cavities to Death via Dental Filling

Cavities can create killer smiles, and not in a good way. If a cavity is unleashed on your mouth and remains untreated, it can seep deep into a tooth and allow bacteria to infect it, ultimately leading to death of the tooth. Instead, you should eradicate all cavities as soon as they appear, often times with the use of a... read more »

What You Can Do to Boost Your Healthy Smile

At Orangeburg Dental Associates in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Dr. Samuel Lambrecht and Dr. Daniel West are pleased to help you boost your healthy smile. While we realize that you work hard every day to achieve and maintain your healthy smile, there are some simple tips you can implement that will boost your efforts. Watch what happens when you incorporate these... read more »

What Is Root Resorption?

When your little one’s teeth fall out, they actually go through a process known as resorption. During this process, the roots of your child’s teeth will be reabsorbed into the gums, which allow the teeth to fall out. However, adults could also have resorption, which could lead to a number of problems. Fortunately, there are a few things you can... read more »

Don’t Let Poor Oral Hygiene Bring You Down

Do you ever find yourself sadder than normal this time of year? Sometimes people will have lowered self-esteem due to poor health habits, including poor oral hygiene. It's easy to let your habits get lax during the hectic holiday season. Maintain your oral health and your self-esteem so that you can be confident during this social time of year. Take... read more »