Important Teenage Dental Treatment Tips for the Summer Abound

Important teenage dental treatment tips for the summer abound. Never be afraid to do what is best for your smile, especially during your teenage years. The first step to traversing the teenage years successfully begins with making the right oral health care decisions, which includes wading your way through these tricky oral health hazards: –… Read more »

Important and Effective Cavity Prevention Tips

If you wish to keep your teeth healthy and safe from cavities, then the most important thing you can do is establish a safe and effective habitat for your smile to thrive. If your mouth is compromised, so too is your oral health. This includes keeping your mouth clear of bacteria and plaque buildup, both… Read more »

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 »