The Difference Between Full and Partial Dentures

Do you know the important differences between full and partial dentures? Our team is happy to review both versions for optimal tooth replacement to help you better understand how they can restore your smile. Below we will review the main types of dentures, which are full and partial dentures, and... Read more »

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

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... Read more »

Spotting Cavities Early

If you could spot potential cavities early, do you think that it would positively impact your oral health? If you said yes, you’re right! The ability to spot cavities early on helps both you and our dentist eradicate the bad possibilities they present. But is it possible to catch cavities... Read more »

Sleep Apnea: Bruxism Common Companion

Many times, a sleep apnea disorder is discovered first by our dentist long before your primary care physician makes the diagnosis. This is because a related disorder that is closely associated with sleep apnea is bruxism, the habit of grinding your teeth at night or clenching your jaw. Our dentist... Read more »

Care for Your Temporomandibular Joints

Do you take care of your joints? Did you know, there is a joint that moves your jaw, and when inflamed it can be hard to talk or eat? Well, it’s true! If you struggle with any joints in your jaw, Dr. Donna Gentry here at SeaSide Dentistry in Cedar... Read more »

A Dental Filling Can Restore a Tooth That Has a Cavity

What is a dental filling? A filling is a dental restoration that is used to repair a tooth that has decay. The tooth decay is removed and then the dental filling material is used to fill the area and restore the tooth’s normal shape and function. How is a dental... Read more »

Details About Mouthguards

If you want to maintain a strong and healthy smile, then our dentist, Dr. Donna Gentry, encourages you to wear a mouthguard when you participate in high-contact sports and activities. You can even wear a mouthguard when you do things that aren’t extremely dangerous for your smile but could still... Read more »