Receive Dental Checkups, Not Cavities

If you are suffering from persistent dental discomfort, you could be experiencing one of the common signs of a cavity affecting your tooth enamel. We encourage you to visit the dentist every six months to receive important dental checkups to detect any cavities before they deeply affect the tooth enamel and reach the vulnerable inner structures of the tooth. Visiting... read more »

Dental Restorations: Gum Disease Treatments

  Caring for your smile often includes a risk assessment to determine if any dental damage is occurring. In many cases, you may be suffering from oral health ailments such as gum disease and not even know it. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, occurs when there is an infection of your gums. To determine if the disease is... read more »

A Tooth with a Missing Dental Filling is at Risk for a Severe Cavity

Dental fillings are often used to repair a small cavity or a minor dental fracture. They will replace the damaged or compromised tooth enamel with an alternate dental material. As the years go by inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine and the passage of time can gradually start to weaken the bond between a dental filling and the surrounding... 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 »

Treating Yourself to a Healthy Smile

This holiday season you will likely be surrounded by mouth-watering confections, and we encourage you to take some steps to protect those hard-earned smiles. After working hard all year-round to maintain your beautiful smile, you don't want to undo your work during the holidays. You can still celebrate the goodness of the season, just be mindful along the way: -Eating... 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 »

Beware the Common Symptoms of a Troublesome Filling

While a dental filling is intended to repair a small-to-medium sized cavity for a long time, it is still not uncommon for one to fail over the lengthy course of time. In some cases, you might even be able to notice a filling is about to fall out. In general, the larger and older a filling is, the more likely... read more »