Notable Events in Ancient Dentistry

Dentistry: have you ever wondered how it all began? Its traditions penetrate more deeply than the roots of your teeth. In fact, it may have been practiced as far as 12,000 BC or even earlier. Here is a brief outline of notable events in ancient dentistry: Archeologists have found a prehistoric infected tooth from old-world… Read more »

Nitrous Oxide Can Help You Relax During Your Appointment

Not everyone is comfortable going to the dentist. Some people have a very sensitive gag reflex, and others just experience fear and anxiety. One of the most effective methods for helping people to relax during their appointment is the use of nitrous oxide. It is commonly referred to as laughing gas. Nitrous oxide has been… Read more »

Help Your Child Overcome Bad Oral Hygiene with Great Brushing Treatments

As soon as your child’s first tooth sprouts into view around the age of six months, it will need to be brushed and cared for to ensure it does not fall victim to decay. Help your child overcome bad oral hygiene with great brushing techniques such as the following: – For optimum oral health care… Read more »

Changing up Your Oral Health Habits as You Age

As you age, it is vital to keep your oral health up to speed. This includes making changes and alterations that are necessary. If for example, you have dentures, you will need to care for them in a manner as instructed by your dentist, as well as care for your other healthy natural teeth. Brush… Read more »

How Bruxism Can Affect Your Oral Health

Are your teeth suffering because of the effects of bruxism? What is bruxism, anyway? This is a common condition experienced by patients who are under stress and unconsciously relieve this stress by grinding or clenching their teeth while they sleep. This can be devastating to your smile because the force of this chewing is three… Read more »

The Dental Assisting Class Rocks Knowledge and Treats

    On Saturday, April 24th, our Center Creek Dental team learned some great things from our dental hygienist Traci Branham. She taught at our dental assisting school, and her talented daughter made scrumptious dental cupcakes for everyone to enjoy. Traci started off in the dental field back in 1986 as a dental assistant. She attended dental… Read more »

Dental Veneers Improve Your Smile and Resist Future Dental Stains

Dental stains are a common problem for many Americans who enjoy dark foods and beverages as well as tobacco. This can leave you feeling socially awkward and looking for solutions. Fortunately, Dr. Ferrell has several options for dealing with dental stains and improving the appearance of your smile. A dental bleaching treatment is very effective… Read more »

Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Significantly Reduce Your Chances of Dental Trauma

Dental trauma can come in a myriad of forms. While some are minor and others more severe, all require professional treatment, which can sometimes be costly. To reduce your chances of dental trauma and oral accidents, Dr. Ferrell offers some simple lifestyle changes. It’s certainly wise to work on breaking bad habits like chewing on… Read more »

Dealing with Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, the medical term for gum disease, is an inflammatory infection that affects an estimated 47 percent of adults over the age of 30. It often goes unnoticed in its early stages because it is normally pain free. Gum disease is caused by hardened tartar by the gum line and it can be accelerated… Read more »

A Tooth with a Filling and a New Cavity Might Need a Crown

A filling is generally used by Dr. Ferrell to repair a chip or small cavity. Should a new cavity develop, there might not be sufficient healthy tooth enamel remaining to apply a second filling. In a situation like this, he might recommend removing all of the tooth enamel to replace it with a dental crown…. Read more »