Chronic Plaque Acid Buildup Can Start to Demineralize Tooth Enamel

Poor oral hygiene practices can cause plaque and bacterial matter to build up in your mouth. If it occurs on a frequent basis the chronic presence of plaque acids in your mouth can gradually start to affect the mineral density of your tooth enamel. As this starts to happen you... Read more »

Some Things to Know About Bloody Gums

From time to time bleeding gums mean your gums are slightly irritated, but other times bloody gums mean that something extra serious. It’s important that you don’t delay in caring for your bloody gums before your disease turns graver. Think about the following if you’ve observed any blood in your... Read more »

Word Definitions for Basic Categories of Teeth

In order to have an effective conversation with your dentist about your mouth, it helps to be familiar with basic dental vocabulary. That’s why we’ve provided you with a series of word definitions to evaluate: Let’s review four basic categories of teeth: Incisors: These are your sharp, chisel-shaped front teeth.There... Read more »

Is Your Diet Healthy for Your Smile?

To give yourself a healthy smile, you will want to maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine along with a balanced diet. For excellent dental health, we recommend eating a variety of foods, while limiting those high in sugars and starches. At St. Marys Dental Center, our dentist recommends a balanced diet... Read more »

Dental Implants Are An Amazing Way to Restore Your Missing Teeth

Have you recently lost one or more teeth? You’ll want to replace them as soon as possible. And your best bet may be a dental implant. Here’s why: -Dental implants act the same way that your normal teeth do. Unlike adjusting to dentures, you will not suffer any speech impediments... Read more »

Three Advantages of Flossing

You probably know how vital flossing is to your oral health. But do you thoroughly understand the reasons why? Dr. Jay W Hildreth and our dental team would be happy to clarify about the many benefits of flossing: -Flossing averts plaque buildup. Brushing helps remove plaque from your smile, yes,... Read more »

The Excitement of a Better Smile Awaits with Sugarless Chewing Gum

If you are looking to elevate and enhance your smile, sugarless gum may be an unseen option you may want to consider. Despite the fact that the ingredients in sugarless gum have little effect on your smile, it is possible that chewing gum will increase saliva production in your mouth,... Read more »

The Pain of Toothaches

A toothache can stop anyone in their tracks. That is why understanding the cause of, and seeking treatment for a toothache is essential when you experience one. Here at St. Marys Dental Center in St Marys, Kansas, our team cares for your oral health, which is why we are happy... Read more »

A Dental Implant with a Porcelain Crown Can Restore a Tooth Lost from Your Smile

Losing any tooth in your mouth can have a profound effect on your oral function and your life. This is especially troublesome if the missing tooth was a part of your smile. Not only will it alter your appearance it could also cause you to slur your speech and lead... Read more »

Canker Sores 101

You may have experienced or currently have an irritating canker sore, which are small white or gray sores with a red border inside your mouth. These often make talking and eating uncomfortable. St. Marys Dental Center wants to give you a better understanding of the mystery surrounding this annoying, small... Read more »