The Facts of Oral Hygiene: Zoom! Whitening

The facts about Zoom! whitening speak for themselves. If you wish to have a whiter smile in as little as sixty minutes, Zoom! whitening is the ideal choice. With traditional whitening products, including those in several types of mouthwash, toothpaste, and chewing gum, it could take weeks or even months... Read more »

Are You Informed about TMJs?

Temporomandibular joints, also commonly referred to as TMJs, are essential for optimum oral health. TMJs are the complex ball-and-socket joints on both sides of your jaw that function to facilitate the movement of your mouth for eating, speaking, and chewing food. Without TMJs, these functions would not be possible. However,... Read more »

Principles Concerning Crowns and Veneers

If you need a tooth restoration service and want to present a better image of a tooth to the world, which service should you select? Two of your best options are dental veneers and dental crowns. Both services are highly customizable and can enhance the look of your smile. For a... Read more »

Solutions for Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive teeth can be distracting, and painful. Tooth sensitivity can make enjoying hot or cold foods and drinks difficult, if not impossible. And sensitivity can even interfere with brushing and flossing. There can be many reasons for sensitive teeth. Cavities can be a cause, and so can a fracture in... Read more »

Do You Need a Filling?

How does Dr. Shelly Ereth Barone know when you need a filling? There are a few ways that he identifies cavities, and we want you to understand them because when you are aware of dental treatments and symptoms for your own teeth, we can care for your mouth more effectively.... Read more »

Healthy Hygiene Habits: Helping Kids Brush

We hear you--getting your child to brush her teeth for two minutes, twice a day can be a challenge. Simply setting a timer and supervising can be tedious and ineffective. At Shelly Ereth Barone, we know that toothbrushing can be fun! Here are 5 tips to help move things along.... Read more »

Common Misperceptions about Root Canals

Are you nervous about a possible upcoming root canal? You’re not the only one to feel this way. But did you know that your fears might actually be based on misinformation? Here are a few common root canal myths: Myth: Root canals are painful. Busted: The symptoms of a tooth... Read more »

Dental Crown: A Restoration to Bring Back Your Smile

Is there a damaged tooth in your smile that prevents you from smiling because you are self-conscious? If this is the case, don’t worry. With the help of a dental crown restoration, we can bring back your confident smile! Dental crowns, or artificial “caps”, are commonly used to restore a... Read more »

Tips on How to Care for Your Smile When You Have a Cold or the Flu

Even though it may be hard to believe, the cold and flu illnesses can affect your smile in numerous ways. In fact, they can cause toothaches, enamel erosion, and other inconvenient and troublesome dental issues. Because of this, it’s important to take good care of your smile while you are... Read more »

Do You Need Scaling and Root Planing for Your Smile?

Typically, when you visit our dentist for teeth cleaning, your teeth and gumline will be cleaned to ward off gum disease. Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum tissue surrounding your teeth, and it can develop when bacterial plaque and tartar builds up. Scaling essentially removes this plaque and tartar. But... Read more »