The Importance of Interdental Tools

What is the importance of interdental tools? Brushing your teeth is a tremendously effective habit to combat tooth decay and gum disease, but unfortunately, it is not enough. Brushing cannot adequately remove food debris and plaque buildup between teeth, which instead can be achieved with an interdental tool such as dental floss. Listed below are… Read more »

Care for Your Dental Crown

A dental crown has been placed on a tooth by Dr. Edford Clark to protect it and restore it to its former shape, size, and strength. But now what? How do you care for your dental crown, and thus maintain your oral health? After having a dental crown placed, as at any other time, it… Read more »

Why Should I Schedule Regular Dental Exams?

With our lives being so busy, it can often be difficult to find the time to schedule and go to regular dental appointments. Some may be wondering “why should I even bother?” Did you know that ental visitations are a key component of maintaining your oral health? During your dental exam, you will not only… Read more »

Getting a Sports Mouth Guard to Protect Your Child’s Smile

Having a child that plays sports can offer a lot of excitement into your life. Not all of it may be the right kind, however. As parents, we always worry if a slide into home plate may end up with our little slugger’s teeth bashing into Johnny’s cleats. Dental injuries are a common occurrence for… Read more »

Elderly Oral Hygiene Guidelines

In time, our teeth will wear out. The pace at which they wear out is entirely up to us. If we neglect to care for them they might not last a lifetime and alternative methods and treatments must be used, such as dentures or dental implants. However, with proper care, our teeth, both those that… Read more »

Toothpaste Shopping Requires a Keen Eye

Toothpaste is designed to help your toothbrush efficiently clean away plaque and food particles from the surfaces of your teeth. Many general brands of toothpaste are formulated with mild abrasive additives. This helps effectively scour away stuck-on plaque and loosen stray food particles. At the same time, there are other brands of toothpaste with other… Read more »

A Temporary Crown Is Not as Strong as a Restored Tooth

A temporary crown is made from a hard, plastic material. Here at Edford L. Clark, DMD, your dentist, Dr. Edford Clark, often uses them to protect a dental abutment during the process of a dental crown or bridge restoration. It’s important to remember that the temporary crown is not as strong as a natural or… Read more »

A Dental Bleaching Treatment Can Professionally Whiten Your Smile

When deep stains set into tooth enamel, your teeth can rarely be fully whitened by consumer-grade whitening products. To effectively eradicate stains and whiten your smile, you will likely need to have your dentist, Dr. Edford Clark, perform a dental bleaching treatment in Prestonburg, Kentucky. This is the safest and most effective way to remove… Read more »

Protect Your Smile with an Athletic Mouth Guard

The American Dental Association found that more than 200,000 injuries to the mouth are prevented every year because of mouth guard protection. You can protect your hard-earned smile with by wearing a mouth guard during contact sports or other athletic activities. An athletic mouth guard shields your smile from injury by covering and cushioning the upper teeth… Read more »

A Healthy Smile Is a Perfect Resolution

2017 is here and you may be ready to put your best foot forward to make positive changes for a happier new year. While you are making health resolutions, don’t forget your smile. Not only is a healthy smile good for your self-confidence, but it’s good for your overall well-being too. The ADA (American Dental Association)… Read more »