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 causing more harm to your… 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 bright, white smile they’ve always… 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 as caps—are a restoration used… 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 , . offers several smile-enhancing treatments to help you achieve dazzling pearly whites. Dr. can achieve minor dental repairs by bonding composite resin to your natural tooth structure to sculpt an aesthetically-pleasing smile. This process is known… 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 Be prepared for your appointment… 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 dental issues. To avoid damaging… 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 plaque, including: · Keep up… 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. Dental floss however, is specifically… Read more »

Mouth Guards: What You Need to Know

Do you or your child play sports? It is important that you wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth and the surrounding tissues from injury. Wearing a mouth guard during sports can greatly reduce the risk of injury to the lips, tongue, and soft tissues of the mouth. A mouth guard can also help… Read more »

Common Cavity Filling Materials

Small areas of tooth decay, also known as cavities, often require a filling to resolve the decay and keep additional problems from developing. The procedure for filling a cavity is rather straightforward. The dentist numbs the area, before using a drill to remove the area of decay. The material they use to fill the cavity… Read more »