6 Tooth-Friendly Gifts For Your Favorite Little Valentines

Submitted by Bonnie C. Ferrell, DDS on February 13, 2018

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means treating the ones we love to gifts and treats to demonstrate our affection. Perhaps you have some little ones in mind while you are shopping for Valentine’s Day gifts—children (and grandchildren) are often the most wonderful valentines, after all. But before you reach for that giant,…Read More→

The Science of Smiling: Why Having A Confident Smile Makes A Difference

Submitted by Bonnie C. Ferrell, DDS on January 16, 2018

Like the old saying goes, “you’re never fully dressed without a smile!” Smiling brightens your face, gives the impression that you are kind and capable, and makes you more attractive to those around you. But the benefits hardly stop there. In fact, smiling can have a profound effect on your physical and mental health. It…Read More→

4 Reasons Why Dental Health Care is Critical for Seniors

Submitted by Bonnie C. Ferrell, DDS on December 4, 2017

Dental hygiene and habits—brushing and flossing daily, and visiting our dentist for a checkup every six months—are always important, not only for our oral health but for our overall health. However, they can sometimes fall by the wayside as we age. It’s important to remember that getting out of these habits can be detrimental to…Read More→

Tips for a Healthy Smile As You Age

Submitted by Bonnie C. Ferrell, DDS on November 6, 2017

Maintaining a mouthful of happy, healthy teeth is relatively easy, compared to the upkeep that other parts of our body can require. Brushing just four minutes a day (two in the morning and two at night), flossing once a day, and visiting our dentists twice a year for a cleaning and a checkup can certainly…Read More→

Wisdom Teeth 101

Submitted by Bonnie C. Ferrell, DDS on October 15, 2017

Herb Caen famously said “A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.” A clever and memorable quote, but not entirely accurate. While  plenty of amusing lore surrounds them, most people understand very little about wisdom teeth. Our third molars have carried the name “wisdom teeth”…Read More→

Do You Grind Your Teeth At Night?

Submitted by Bonnie C. Ferrell, DDS on September 1, 2017

Do you wake up with pain in your face, neck, or jaw? Do you often feel as though you have an earache, though nothing seems to be wrong with your ears? Do you have regular dull headaches beginning at the temples? Have you noticed that the muscles in your jaw feel tight or tired regularly?…Read More→

Guided Smile 101

Submitted by Bonnie C. Ferrell, DDS on June 1, 2017

If you’ve visited our website at, you may have noticed some information about “guided smile.” This revolutionary procedure, also known as “same day dentures” has been getting a lot of attention lately, and for good reason. This exciting procedure uses cutting-edge technology to make it possible for someone to walk in with no teeth…Read More→

How to Safely Whiten Your Dentures

Submitted by Bonnie C. Ferrell, DDS on May 2, 2017

Just like real teeth, dentures can become stained over time with exposure to various foods and drinks. Coffee, tea, red wine, tobacco, and certain foods can all leave dentures with a less-than- sparkling appearance. Not to worry, though. Dentures can be cleaned and whitened safely and easily. The first step is to gently clean the…Read More→

Why You Should Avoid Smoking With Implants

Submitted by Bonnie C. Ferrell, DDS on April 1, 2017

It’s no secret that smoking can have a negative impact on your health and wellness, and oral health is no exception. Smoking has been linked to a plethora of negative conditions and diseases such as periodontal disease, bone and tissue loss, and edentulism (toothlessness.) What many people may not realize is that it can also…Read More→