Category: Patient Education

Which Filling Is Right For You?

Are you a bruxer? That means, do you grind and clench your teeth habitually? You may not be aware of it if you are a night time bruxer, but if you gnash your teeth all day at work or at school, then you will probably know it, eventually. If you aren’t aware of it, your… Read more »

Dental Fillings: How Do They Work?

Dental fillings are the go-to restoration when a dentist needs to treat small or medium cavities. Since more than 90% percent of American adults have had cavities in one of their permanent teeth, that means a lot of dental fillings are placed every year in the United States. You may even have a few in… Read more »

Taking Care Of Your Teeth

There is more to taking care of your teeth than brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist twice a year. You need to take care of your teeth in other ways too. You should eat the right foods such as fresh vegetables like carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, etc. You should avoid the wrong foods such as hard… Read more »

Take Our Quiz: Which Toothpaste Is Right For You?

Toothpaste is toothpaste, or is it? There are so many pastes on the market today shopping for toothpaste can make your head spin. Do you wonder if they do what they claim? Some claim to whiten, some are for sensitive teeth, and others claim to help protect against gum disease. Which toothpaste are you using?… Read more »

A Little Knowledge About Your Wisdom Teeth

Have you ever wondered why your third molars are called wisdom teeth, or why they are so-often the cause of so many dental problems? Unlike your other 28 teeth, the last four molars to erupt are frequently extracted, and since they don’t need replacement, their presence is often a source of confusion for many patients…. Read more »

Want Good Teeth? Stay Away From These!

Food can affect your teeth for better or worse. That goes for your overall health, too. That’s why you should choose your foods carefully. It is important to eat healthy. Certain foods are good for your teeth while others are not. Foods that are good for your teeth are usually good for your gums, too…. Read more »

Afraid Of Needles? Try Us!

Are you afraid of needles? Ten percent of the population is. It is a phobia called trypanophobia–the fear of needles and injections. According to statistics, at least 20 percent of Americans avoid medical treatment because of their fear of needles. Another 20 percent avoid the dentist because of dental fear and anxiety. At Allen Family… Read more »

Painful Teeth

Pain upon eating or drinking cold substances such as ice cream, or hot foods and beverages such as soup, coffee, or tea is not uncommon, but it is not normal either. You should be able to eat an array of foods at various temperatures without any dental discomfort. If you’re experiencing painful teeth due to… Read more »

What Do Your Teeth Have To Do With Digestion?

Without strong, healthy teeth you cannot eat a variety of foods to keep your body healthy. You chew with your teeth, but the act of chewing also triggers your saliva production and saliva aids your digestion. A variety of different foods provide a variety of vitamins and minerals that keep your body healthy. You need… Read more »