Daily Flossing Is Essential for Preventing Periodontal Disease

The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing at least once. This basic daily oral hygiene regimen is designed to remove food particles, sugar residue, and plaque before they can lead to more serious oral health problems. Flossing the gumline and behind your rear molars each day is especially important. These areas can easily trap... read more »

Cavity Prevention and Why it is Needed

Are you aware that most cavities are a result of poor eating habits? Cavities are an oral health disorder caused by the destruction of the tooth enamel. When the tooth enamel has worn down to the point that a hole results, it is known as a cavity. Ingredients in food such as sugars, as well as acidic foods are known... read more »

The Two Major Types of Dental Fillings

There are two major types of dental fillings our dentists at Solomon & Wright Associates, P.C. often use to fight cavities: metal-based fillings and resin-based composite fillings. Both come with a variety of perks that can be suited to your needs and the severity of your cavity. Typically, composite fillings work better on small cavities that amalgams cannot reach. Conversely,... read more »