Oral Health Care 101: Porcelain Dental Veneers

If you are looking for an extremely effective tooth restoration this Halloween season, consider porcelain dental veneers to give you the shiny pearly whites you've always desired. With dental veneers, you can drastically improve the look of your teeth and your smile. Some of the benefits that dental veneers can... Read more »

Do You Want a Top-Notch Fall Smile? Use These Tools

If you want a top-notch fall smile, then you need to keep up on oral hygiene. However, this is only effective if you have the proper oral hygiene tools. Whether you believe it or not, there are oral hygiene tools that can fail to perform an effective cleaning job and... Read more »

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is normally thought of as merely a sleep interruption. But did you know it could also put you at risk for serious health problems, including high blood pressure, stroke, and heart failure? Sleep apnea is a common yet serious sleep disorder which involves failed breathing while you sleep.... Read more »

A Fractured Tooth Needs to Be Repaired to Prevent a Severe Cavity

There are several things that can chip or fracture a tooth. It could be something as significant as a sports injury or a bad fall or something as mundane as using your teeth to open a package. People who grind their teeth at night without the protection of a night... Read more »

Dental Bridge Restoration for Your Smile

Now is the time to visit Dr. John J. Andre and our dental staff here in Louisa, Virginia, if you are experiencing discomfort or pain due to a missing tooth or teeth. Getting a dental bridge is one of the best solutions to restore a missing tooth. This placement not... Read more »

Dental Health Care Focus: Oral Emergencies

Are you aware of the basics of what you should do in the event of an oral emergency? Are you aware that even if you have a tooth knocked out or shattered, it may still be conceivable for your dentist to save the tooth? Being prepared with what to do... Read more »

All You Need to Know About Dental Caries

Dental caries, which is a fancy name for dental cavities and tooth decay, are serious and dangerous dental issues that can severely harm your smile, which is why it’s important to prevent them at all costs. Unfortunately, they form when you don’t take good care of your smile and you... Read more »

A Tooth Suffering from Severe Dental Attrition Might Need a Dental Crown

Uncorrected alignment problems in your dentition can cause two of your teeth to meet at an unhealthy angle. As time goes on, this can cause the tooth enamel on one or both of the teeth to gradually wear away. As this happens, the tooth can be at increasing risk of... Read more »

Do Your Teeth Need Root Canals?

If the tooth enamel is damaged, bacteria can enter the inner portion of the tooth known as the canal. At the bottom of the canal lies the root, which holds the tooth’s pulp. If bacteria infect the pulp, the tooth cannot expect to survive unless root canal therapy is used.... Read more »

Bridgework Needs Daily Care and Good Oral Hygiene

Bridgework is typically used to restore the presence and function of a missing tooth. While the special dental-grade materials it’s made from will be immune to bacterial tooth decay, your new bridge will nonetheless require daily care and good oral hygiene. If bacterial plaque and minute food particles are not... Read more »