Oral Care Without Toothpaste

What do you do to keep up your oral health? Do you make a point of brush and floss every day? If so, good for you—but what would you do if you found your toothpaste tube empty one day and weren't able to get more right away? As you can... Read more »

A Dental Crown Needed to Repair a Tooth

Fillings are generally used to repair a small to medium-sized cavity. In time, the natural bacteria in your mouth can start to erode the cement that attaches a filling to the remaining tooth enamel. The older and larger a filling is, the more likely it is to fail. If you’ve... Read more »

How Alcohol Affects your Oral Health

On average, out of every $100 dollars an American spends, one goes to alcohol. While having alcohol isn’t uncommon, did you know that it can cause serious damage to your oral health? In other words, while you have probably heard that red wine will stain your teeth, you could be... Read more »

Professional Tooth Bleaching Procedure to Safely and Effectively Brighten Your Smile

Many people struggle with stains on the teeth in their smile. A stained smile can leave you feeling self-conscious and wanting to explore your whitening options. Fortunately, the dental professionals at the practice of Dr. Alan J. White, D.D.S. are adept and have years of experience helping people find the... Read more »

What is a Dental Crown?

Have you ever heard of a dental crown? If you have, do you know exactly how having a crown can help your smile? Similarly, do you know what benefits you can expect to enjoy if you decide on a crown? As you may know, dental crowns—which are sometimes referred to... Read more »

How to Achieve Your Best Smile

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile, our team encourage you to consider cosmetic dentistry in Staunton, Virginia. Dr. Alan J. White, D.D.S. offers several smile-enhancing treatments to help you achieve dazzling pearly whites. Dr. Alan J. White can achieve minor dental repairs by bonding composite resin to... Read more »

Feeling at Ease in the Dental Chair

There are a number of people who get nervous, or even anxious, when they visit a dental office. Some people are fearful enough that they will even avoid going to the dentist at all costs. Does this describe you? Don’t worry; there are ways to ease your dental fears. Preparation... Read more »

How an Oral Piercing May Affect Your Smile

Tongue and lip piercings are an increasingly popular way to express one’s fashion sense and personality. If you are thinking about getting an oral piercing, please be aware of the risks associated with them. While lip and tongue piercings seem like a fun form of self-expression, they can also cause... Read more »

Four Tips for Fighting Plaque

There are many dental issues that can develop because of plaque, like tooth decay and gum disease, which is why it is so important to do your best to remove the plaque from your smile each day. There are many things you can do to properly and effectively remove the... Read more »

How to Floss Your Teeth Effectively

Effectively flossing your teeth is easy! The ADA, or American Dental Association, advises flossing at least once a day to prevent tooth decay. Because a toothbrush is designed to remove plaque and food debris from the tops and sides of teeth, it can’t reach between the tight crevices between teeth.... Read more »