Chipped Tooth: What to Do When You Have A Chipped Tooth

You’re enjoying your favorite piece of candy and all of a sudden, you feel a sharp pain and something solid in your mouth. You take a look and it’s a piece of your tooth. Uh oh, you chipped your tooth! Today, we’ll cover all the basics of a chipped tooth, and discuss what to do when you end up with a cracked, chipped or broken tooth. What Causes Chipped Tooth? It is a well known fact that teeth are extremely […]

Halloween Candy Give Back 2017

As Halloween approaches, it’s time for our 2017 Halloween Candy Give Back. This year we will be donating all of the candy to the VA in Newington.  The organization, Soldier’s Angels, will then distribute the candy to local Veterans and their families, and also to deployed soldiers around the world. Drop off days and times are November 1st and 2nd from 9am to 5pm and also on November 3rd from 9am to 3pm. The first 100 people to drop off candy […]

Snacking and Cavities

It’s summertime and everyone is snacking, but when you snack are you thinking about cavities? Cavities are preventable, and we consider it our purpose to give all of our patients as many tools and as much information as we can so that our patients can become cavity free and stay cavity free for life. More to Know About Tooth Decay and Cavities Sure, we have written about cavities before but we were inspired by this post from the dentist dad […]

Short Term Orthodontics Frequently Asked Questions

What is Short Term Orthodontics? Short term orthodontics (also known as STO) is a form of teeth straightening that focuses on the appearance and alignment of only the front teeth (the teeth that show when someone smiles). This approach does not have a goal of altering how a person’s teeth bite or come together in the back of the mouth. People who seek STO are people who feel generally like their bite and back teeth are fine and they just […]

Are You Thinking About Getting Veneers?

If you’ve been thinking about getting veneers for your teeth, you have come to the right place!  At Farmington Village Dental Dr. Eric Krause loves to enhance smiles with veneers. What are veneers made out of? Although veneers can be made of composite material, the best looking and longest lasting veneers are made out of porcelain.   How do porcelain veneers work? Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth.   They are a very […]

How Does A Cavity Form?

No one likes to hear they have a cavity.  No one wants to get one.  Yet so many people have had at least one cavity in their lifetime. Why does tooth decay and form cavities? While it is well known that sugar causes cavities, what isn’t known is that cavities are not caused by how much sugar you eat in a day, but rather how frequently you consume the sugar in a day. So how does eating sugar give you […]

Prescription Toothpaste – Why We Often Recommend It

  In our office we talk to people constantly about why a prescription toothpaste could benefit them. The truth is, most people need it for one reason or another and we always try to base our recommendations on our patients specific situations.  For some, it is necessary to aid in the prevention of cavities.  For others, it is to aid in the relief of tooth sensitivity.  Another reason could be to help with the buildup of plaque and calculus (tartar) that forms.  […]

We Refer For A Reason

General dentists all begin their careers with the knowledge and skill necessary to perform all aspects of basic dentistry, and yet within dentistry there are several specialties in which the dentist can acquire advanced training. Even within these specialties, however, there are many skills that “cross over” into other areas. For example, general dentists treat young patients (pedodontics) and adults. The dental needs for patients of all ages can include root canals (endodontics), crowns/bridges and dentures (prosthodontics), tooth extractions (oral […]

Teeth Bleaching vs. Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a very hot topic to our patients. It seems like there are a lot of people out there who want to do something about their teeth color. Many products on the shelves in the dental care aisle contain the word “whitening” and consumers often get lost in a sea of many products that promise them the world but they’re never really happy with. As you peruse the oral health products on the market today the word whitening […]

I Have A Broken Tooth, Why Do I Need An X-Ray?

A broken tooth can be a scary thing for some people but it doesn’t have to be if you trust the person who is fixing it. I have had some conversations recently, both personally and professionally, regarding the issue of trust. Trust is something that sometimes seems scarce in today’s modern world. While the internet is a valuable source of information it has also become a tremendous source of mis-information. The ultimate question is: how do you know what the […]