The 411 On Canker Sores

One issue many people come across, that is not always directly related to teeth, is a canker sore. Canker sores are typically small, shallow ulcerations that can make eating or talking difficult. You may only have a single sore, or you could have several at a time. They are definitely obnoxious–but luckily, not contagious. In… Read more »

Brushing Your Teeth: Your Questions Answered

You know that brushing your teeth is incredibly important for your oral health, but you may still have questions about the proper way to brush your teeth and how to choose the right tools. That is where our dentist and team can help. What Is the Correct Way to Brush My Teeth? It may come… Read more »

Taking Care of Your Dentures

If you are replacing a few teeth, or an entire row of teeth with dentures, you may think that you are off the hook when it comes to brushing your teeth. Actually, nothing could be further from the truth. If you receive a set of dentures, you will still need to brush your teeth twice… Read more »

Protecting Your Smile With a Mouth Guard

Do you or your child participate in athletics? Dr. Edford Clark may recommend a sports mouth guard in Prestonburg, Kentucky, especially if you or your child participates in contact sports. A mouth guard is piece of plastic that is molded to fit around your upper teeth. When worn over the teeth, mouth guards help protect… Read more »

What’s in Your Dental First Aid Kit?

Schools, churches, offices and many homes have a first aid kit, which is useful for treating minor cuts, bumps, aches, sprains and bruises. But what about your dental first aid kit? If you don’t have one, now would be a good time to put one together. After all, you are just as likely to have… Read more »

The Dangers of Oral Piercing

Fads come and go, but one that seems to be here to stay is piercing one’s lips and tongue.It may seem fashionable and a great way to express one’s individuality. But before you decide to have something inserted in your lips or tongue, you should talk with your dentist about the hazards of oral piercing…. Read more »

What You Should Know About Oral Cancer

The uncontainable growth of cells that invade and cause damage to the neighboring tissue is called cancer. There are many types of cancer, manifesting in many different areas of the body. Oral cancer, which includes cancers of the tongue, lips, floor of the mouth, cheeks, and hard palate, can be life threatening if it is… Read more »

Smile Restorations Begin with Aging and Dental Health

If you are in or nearing the twilight of your adulthood, it’s important to remember that, if properly cared for, your teeth can continue doing their job just as if they were back all those decades ago. Even though it is true that teeth age along with the rest of your body, there are still… Read more »

Toothache Treatments

Toothaches can be a painful situation and put a damper on the best of days. That is why, our dentist and team in Prestonburg, Kentucky, are happy to talk to you about toothache treatments, so you can go back to enjoying your day. The first thing to remember to do at the sign of a… Read more »

Cavities Need Dental Fillings to Keep Your Smile Full and Fresh

Cavities need dental fillings to keep your smile full and fresh. Not only will dental fillings work to improve your oral health by filling in cavities, but fillings can boost your self-esteem and make your mouth feel better too. The prospect of a having a hole in your tooth enamel is scary, but that is… Read more »