How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which might also take into account… Read more »

Great Dental Care Equals a Great Smile

By now you may have already seen the value of daily oral hygiene when it comes to maintaining a healthy mouth with strong teeth and gums. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush combined with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing in between the teeth and along the gum line at… Read more »

About Dental Cleaning & Exam Appointments

As you probably know, dental cleaning and exam appointments should be scheduled at least every six months. This allows Dr. Michael Woody and our team to work with you to maintain and improve your dental health. Professional Dental Cleaning At the beginning of your appointment, our hygienist will thoroughly clean the plaque and tartar from… Read more »

Options for Professional Teeth Whitening

Are your teeth yellowed or stained? Are you embarrassed to show your teeth when you smile? We encourage you to look into your professional teeth whitening options. Am I a candidate for teeth whitening? In a general sense, those with all permanent teeth and good dental health are candidates for teeth whitening procedures. Teeth whitening… Read more »

Considering a Dental Implant? Here’s What You Should Know

For a patient who has lost one or more teeth because of trauma or another issue, our dentist may recommend dental implants in Carthage, Missouri. A dental implant consists of a dental implant post, which is made out of titanium; a dental restoration, like a dental crown; and an abutment, which connects the two. Am… Read more »

What Type of Floss Should You Use?

While flossing your teeth isn’t optional, you do have options about what kind of floss you use. Keep in mind that what matters is that you take time to clean between your teeth to remove the plaque, bacteria and bits of food that contribute to bad breath, cavities and gum disease. You can buy waxed… Read more »

Foods for Thought and Whiter Teeth

Struggling to find ways to bring back the white color to your chompers? Whitening strips and toothpastes can help, but they are not the only options. Certain types of food can assist with preventing and removing stains on your teeth. Sour apples, grapefruits, or any tart food can help wash away other foodstuffs that can… Read more »

Common Toothache Causes

A toothache is a term for any pain felt within or around a tooth. There are many reasons why you might have a toothache, and none of them should be ignored. A toothache often means that the nerve endings in your mouth have been damaged in some way. The nerves in your teeth are found… Read more »

The Importance of Dental Exams and Cleanings

If more than six months have passed since your last visit to the dentist, we encourage you to contact our office for an appointment, even if you don’t suspect anything is wrong. Routine dental exams and cleanings reveal dental problems before any significant damage occurs. Your dental checkup will occur in two parts, a dental… Read more »

Got Braces? Here Are Some Diet Tips

If you have braces, you’ve probably already heard that you have to carefully watch your diet so you don’t break your appliance, suffer any dental issues, and delay your treatment. Well, to remind you of the specifics on the best diet possible when you have braces, our dentist, Dr. , is happy to share the… Read more »