Gum Disease Can Destroy Your Oral Health

Everyone wants a beautiful smile. Did you know, having a beautiful smile means having a healthy smile too? Well, it’s true! Gum disease is a condition that most people do not know they have but can cause devastating effects that can damage your smile. That is why Drs. Folks and... Read more »

You Should Only Use Quality Whitening Toothpaste

Dental stains are a common concern for people who frequently enjoy dark beverages or who use tobacco products. Many people with stained or darkened teeth will be tempted to experiment with the tooth whitening products sold in stores. However, you should always check with a qualified dentist like Dr. Mark... Read more »

Superior Smiles Require Safely Storing Your Toothbrush

Even if you have the best brushing skills in the world, it matters not, if your toothbrush has failed. Not only should you make sure you're replacing your toothbrush as needed, but also make sure you're caring for your toothbrush as needed. Even if your brush is slightly contaminated, you... Read more »

Outlining the Basics of Chewing Gum

Are you familiar with chewing sugarless gum and how it benefits your smile? Due to its ability to produce saliva, it is extremely beneficial for your oral health and can help ensure that your teeth and gums function long into life. At times when brushing is not possible due to... Read more »

Reasons Why You Should Consider Brightening Your Smile With Professional Teeth Whitening

If you’re considering brightening your smile with in-office teeth whitening, then our dentists, Dr. Folks and Dr. Keim, are happy to tell you why that is a great option. In-office teeth whitening can help you in a myriad of ways. In fact, it can help you even more than the... Read more »

Dental Questions Answered on Cavity Prevention Treatments

Cavity prevention requires a number of crucial steps. Not only should you be cleaning your mouth with effective oral hygiene utensils and appliances a daily basis, but you must be using the proper techniques as well. In addition, you should visit your dentist for routine oral examinations to determine if... Read more »

Do You Know How Much Sugar Is Really in the Food You Eat?

If you are working toward reducing your daily sugar intake, Dr. Mark Folks wants you to be aware of the foods that you may not know contain sugar, especially food that doesn’t taste sweet. This is especially risky since too much sugar can decrease your dental and physical health. Here... Read more »

Dental Crowns: Your New “Natural” Smile

True, dental porcelain has not been around as long as gold or stainless steel, but it is quickly becoming the most popular material for dental crowns. Why? Because of its aesthetic quality, durability, and comfort. Dr. Mark Folks and Dr. Matthew Keim can use porcelain dental crowns to make your... Read more »

What Are the Causes of a Cracked Tooth?

Do you have a cracked tooth? If so, you’re probably wondering how it developed. Unfortunately, there are many things that can cause a cracked tooth. Our dentist, Dr. Mark Folks, is happy to help you determine the underlying cause by listing some of the culprits of a cracked tooth, which... Read more »

Halloween Oral Health: Caring for Your Teeth

Happy Halloween from all of us here at Family Dental Associates! We hope your Halloween season is a spectacular success. However, to ensure your smile can last for many more seasons to come, it is important to practice effective oral hygiene. To help better prepare you for the holiday season... Read more »