Digital X-Rays 101

Digital X-rays are a safe, helpful diagnosing tool. Our dentist uses them to locate any dental issues that are difficult to detect with the naked eye. We utilize digital X-rays to: – Detect decay that is not visible with the naked eye – Locate decay beneath a dental filling – Reveal bone loss caused by… Read more »

Don’t Let an Abscessed Tooth Stop You

If you are suffering from an abscessed tooth, or periapical abscess, then you are experiencing a pocket of pus (a thick, yellowish fluid) caused by a bacterial infection in your tooth. How does this happen? An abscessed tooth can arise when the nerve of a tooth is dying or dead, and develops on the tip… Read more »

Seniors and Oral Health: The Nutrition Tips You Need

Our patients’ oral health are extremely important to us, even those who are considered to be seniors. So, if you are a senior who wishes to have a natural smile for the rest of your life, our team at Andrew Henritze DDS is happy to help you! We recommend keeping up on oral hygiene, visiting… Read more »

12 Foods & Drinks To Avoid If You Want To Have A White Smile

In order to keep your smile bright and beautiful, you should regularly brush and floss your teeth as well as visit the dentist for checkups. You should also watch your diet, because the foods and drinks you consume may contribute to discolorations in your pearly whites. Here are 12 foods and drinks to avoid in… Read more »

Dealing with a Cracked, Fractured or Chipped Tooth

The enamel of your teeth is made up of a strong microscopic crystalline structure. Unfortunately, there are some that can the enamel even if there is no tooth decay present. It’s not uncommon for a blow to the face, grinding your teeth at night or using your teeth as tools, to cause chips, cracks or… Read more »

What Is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a permanent, fixed device that replaces missing teeth. The artificial teeth in the bridge will fill the gap in your smile. Bridges can be anchored by your own natural teeth, on implants, or on a combination of both. You cannot take it out of your mouth without professional help. There are… Read more »

Moderate Sleep Apnea Problems and Snore Guards

Sleep apnea is a serious respiratory condition. People with mild to moderate sleep apnea often suffer with snoring and issues related to a poor night’s sleep. People suffering from more severe cases of sleep apnea may require positive airway pressure treatments. This usually involves wearing a respiration device or CPAP mask when they sleep. In… Read more »

Your Teeth and Sports

If you play sports—or if your child plays sports—you probably know how important it is to wear a mouthguard. A custom mouthguard can protect your falling out, cracking, and chipping. Your dentist can even create a custom mouthguard that will offer you more comfort and protection. But, aside from the risk of damaging your teeth,… Read more »

What Is Bruxism?

Bruxism is the name for teeth grinding and clenching. This usually happens while one sleeps and is often seen in children. Kids who have a bruxism habit usually don’t suffer as a result and grow out of it; however, adults who grind and clench their teeth chronically can develop dental problems. Keep reading to learn… Read more »

Choosing the Right Toothpaste for Your Smile

Before you put your toothpaste on the bristles of your toothbrush, make sure you’re using the best toothpaste for your smile. If you’re not sure which toothpaste is best for you, consider using one or more of the following options: Fluoride Toothpaste Fluoride is the most important ingredient you can find in toothpaste, and it… Read more »