Oral Health Keys: Tooth Replacements

If you have any missing or lost teeth or are scheduled for a tooth extraction in the near future, have you begun to think about a treatment to fill in the void left in your mouth? If left untreated, gaps where teeth are missing can become havens for bacterial buildup and food debris. In addition,… Read more »

Are You Stressed? Here’s How Your Smile Can Be Impacted

Stress can affect your body in more ways than one. It can give you anxiety, promote tense muscles, and even cause headaches. Little did you know, it can also affect your smile and oral health. This is why our dentist, Dr. James Hardy, strongly recommends keeping your smile in mind this holiday season. We all… Read more »

First Aid for Dental Trauma

If you have had a hard blow to the face due to an accidental fall or sports injury, this can cause your tooth severe harm. A serious dental fracture often calls for quality first aid while seeking professional treatment at Hardy Smiles in Louisburg, North Carolina. If you have suffered debris from the accident or… Read more »

Halitosis: How It Happens

If leftover food particles or bad bacteria are the reason for your bad breath, your answer is pretty simple: a mint, a mouthwash gargle or a good brushing should do the trick. Halitosis, however, means that there’s a more severe issue at work, such as: – Gum Disease: Periodontitis is gum disease in its more… Read more »

Multiple Teeth Lost to Severe Periodontal Disease Can Be Replaced with a Removable Partial Denture

Periodontal disease is relatively common among the elderly population. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control estimate that nearly 64% of all seniors over the age of 65 have severe periodontal disease. Over the years this can cause infection to form near the roots of your teeth, bone loss in your jaw structure, and eventually… Read more »

Dental Health Care Focus: Dental Bridges

There is an assortment of dental procedures that can be used to reverse the effects of lost or missing teeth. This comprises dental implants, dentures, and dental bridges. However, dentures can have a denouncing effect due to their ability to shift and move around on accident, and dental implants require an extremely fit and sturdy… Read more »

The Many Methods of Sedation Dentistry

Is your smile suffering from fears of going to the dentist due to dental anxiety? Fortunately, there are sedatives that you can take to help ease your stress and allow you to relax and enjoy your visit. Listed below are the many methods of sedation dentistry: – Deep sedatives are designed for rigorous dental services… Read more »

Invisalign® Can Help Your Health as Well as Your Appearance

Did you know that Invisalign® can help your health as well as your appearance? It’s true! The American Dental Association (ADA) has determined that an aligned smile is good for fixing oral issues due to a misaligned bite, such as wear and tear on tooth enamel, chewing difficulties, and problems with the jaw, but it… Read more »

A Tooth with Dental Attrition Might Need Treatment by a Crown

Excess wear and tear from minor alignment issues between two or more teeth can gradually start to damage the tooth enamel. If dental attrition goes on for too long, there might not be enough healthy enamel remaining to repair the tooth with a dental filling. This is even more likely to be an issue if… Read more »

The Importance of the Early Prevention of Gum Disease

Although gum disease is the leading disease affecting adults in the United States, it’s entirely preventable, and if treated early on it can be reversed. Most cases of gum disease are mild but can slide into more detrimental conditions that cause injury to your gum tissue and also cause you to loose teeth. This is… Read more »