Steering Clear of Dry Socket

Drs. McMurray and Williams and their team understand that the best teeth for your smile are your natural teeth. However, from time to time, a tooth may become so damaged or diseased that it can’t be saved, or should be removed to preserve your oral health. When a tooth is extracted, it leaves behind a socket. A blood clot will... read more »

Smile Wide with Cavity Prevention

In order to keep your smile safe, you're going to want to make sure that you are cleaning out any debris in your mouth. If you allow debris to build up in your mouth, it can eventually turn into plaque buildup. Plaque buildup consists of bacteria and debris that can contribute to dental erosion and gum disease. If holes in... read more »

How To Feed a Healthy Smile

We all want to feed our bodies well, for higher energy and general well-being. But did you know that a healthy diet positively affects your mouth health, as well? Let’s take a look at some of the healthiest foods you can choose for a healthy smile. Dairy: When eating dairy, choose low-sugar options, such as plain milk, yogurt, or cheese.... read more »

What to Look for in Floss

If you’re not sure which type of dental floss to purchase at the store, then our dentist, Dr. John McMurray, is more than happy to help you. It’s important to choose the floss that helps you clean the crevices of your smile. As we’re sure you know, flossing is very important. Now, the type of floss you select should be... read more »

Selecting a Mouthwash? Here’s What to Look For

When choosing a mouthwash, you’re probably overwhelmed by all of the many options. Which mouthwash is right for you? Well, our dentist, Dr. John McMurray, is happy to help you select the right mouthwash by giving you the tips you need. It’s best to choose a mouthwash that has the following characteristics: -Fluoride: Fluoride is a mineral that benefits your... read more »

Year-End Smile Upgrades: Sleep Apnea Treatments

If you're diagnosed with sleep apnea, it means you're suffering from a sleeping disorder in which your breathing habits are interrupted or impaired while sleeping. Typically, this can arise due to a blocked airway or interrupted brain signals. If left untreated, it can cause numerous oral ailments including high blood pressure and heart attacks. Thus, it is important to make... read more »

Maintain Optimum Oral Health with Toothbrushing Techniques

How would you rank your oral health care in regard to brushing effectively each day? Are you making sure that you brush your teeth twice per day? Do you use a toothbrush that is extremely durable and not worn out? If you have any potential questions or worries about your oral health care, consider the following tooth brushing techniques. Always... read more »

Tips on Caring for an Infant’s Oral Health

If you’re not sure how to care for your child’s oral health and smile, then you have come to the right blog. Our dentist, Dr. John McMurray, and dental team are happy to tell you how to keep your child’s teeth and gums in tip-top shape. The more you know, the better! So, here are the tips you need: First,... read more »

Choosing and Caring for Your Toothbrush

As your toothbrush is a key instrument in promoting good oral health, you want to choose it and then care for it well. Here are some important tips for helping you do so: Choosing a Toothbrush: -You’ll want to exchange your old toothbrush for a new one once every season – that is every three or four months. If you... read more »

Oral Health ABCs: Dental Anxiety

Have you ever been afraid to go to the dentist office? Do you ever feel pain in your mouth but choose not to treat it because of a fear that the pain you're going to feel at the dentist office will be even worse? If so, you are suffering from a common condition known as dental anxiety. Dental anxiety refers... read more »