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 »

Taking the Stress Out of Your Appointment

Not everyone is comfortable with a visit to the dentist. While some people may be anxious about having a filling or a root canal, there are people who suffer from dental anxiety, or even a dental phobia. There can be a number of reasons for the anxiety. Some people feel... Read more »

Keeping Your Teeth White After Your Treatment

There are many tooth-whitening products available. The shelves of your local retail and drug stores are full of different gels, strips and treatments that tout their ability to brighten your smile. And of course, there are brands of toothpaste and mouthwashes that are designed to give you whiter teeth. You... Read more »

Dealing with Gum Disease

Around half of the adults in the United States have gum disease, but because it is often painless, many people are not aware of it. If left unchecked, minor gum disease, called gingivitis can become a more serious disease called periodontitis. If gum disease is not addressed, it can lead... Read more »

Dental Jokes to Tell Your Child

Dr. Folks, Dr. Keim, and their team at Family Dental Associates know that for some children, visiting the dentist can cause some anxiety. To calm your child down, you may want to tell your child some fun dental jokes. Here are some great ones to get you started: Q: Why... Read more »

Oral Hygiene Topic: Mouthwash

Did you know that mouthwash can be an extremely useful tool to help improve your oral health? Nevertheless, not all forms of mouthwash should be treated equally, because they may not be built to do the same tasks, as many products go unregulated. Thus, the standards they keep are not... Read more »

What Are Possible Risks for Oral Cancer?

The thought of any cancer can be daunting, so our dental professionals here at Family Dental Associates want to give you the best care for you and your smile. This includes oral cancer exam screenings at every checkup, so be sure to visit our office at least twice a year.... Read more »