Get Older, Get a Healthier Smile

Modern advances in dentistry are making it more possible for adults to keep their natural teeth for their entire life. However, aging can also increase your susceptibility to oral conditions, which can include such things as dry mouth, oral cancer, gum disease, and oral thrush. As you get older, there... Read more »

Getting Your Child to Brush

If you are lucky, you have children that can’t wait to brush their teeth. However, many parents and their children often wage the nightly battle of the brush. But there are some things that you can do that can create some excitement, or at least some cooperation when toothbrushing time... Read more »

Cancer Treatments and Your Oral Health

Did you know that over a third of cancer patients can develop dental health issues as a side effect of the radiation treatment? This may include burning, peeling or swelling tongue, oral infections, a pain in the mouth and gums, dry mouth, and a transformation in taste. If you have... Read more »

Should You Get Dental Implants?

If you are interested in dental implants to replace the missing teeth in your smile, you are not alone. Over the years, dental implants have become very popular. Since they are placed on titanium posts that have been implanted directly into the jawbone, they are very sturdy. The artificial teeth... Read more »

The Effects of Gum Disease

One of the most prevalent ailments we treat in our office is periodontal disease. Since this sickness can do so much damage to your teeth and gums, you should know what causes it and how to thwart it. Gum disease, also known as pyorrhea and periodontal disease, is an infection... Read more »

Getting Accustomed to Your Dentures

When you are missing teeth, not only do you feel self-conscious about your appearance, but you run the risk of doing further damage to your mouth. When you have empty spaces in your smile, your other teeth have room to drift out of their proper alignment. They could then strike... Read more »

Keeping Your Toothbrush in Tip-Top Shape

That toothbrush hanging in your bathroom is an important tool in the fight against tooth decay, plaque and gum disease. Properly brushing at least twice a day, and thirty minutes after meals when possible, is a big part of keeping your teeth and mouth healthy. But choosing the right toothbrush... Read more »

Keeping Your Teeth White

Everyone loves a healthy, white smile. Aging, tobacco use, the foods you eat, and your oral health care habits can darken your teeth over time. There are plenty of options on the market for whitening teeth. There are toothpastes and mouthwashes that tout the ability to brighten your smile, and... Read more »

Principles Regarding Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

As soon as your child’s first tooth breaks the gum line, it is visible to the dangers of the world, including dangerous bacteria and harmful acids. As soon as that first erupts, you should begin practicing effective oral hygiene habits including brushing your child’s tooth and keeping potentially harmful substances... Read more »

Including a Fluoride Treatment in Your Dental Checkup Can Help with Cavity Prevention

The American Dental Association recommends having a routine dental checkup and cleaning performed twice each year. At Dr. Michael Lemme’s dental office each of these important appointment starts with a dental hygienist performing a thorough dental cleaning. This will remove all plaque and hardened tartar from your teeth. Once this... Read more »