The Basics: Tooth Hazards

Building a better dental profile includes minimizing risks that can slowly destroy your smile. Whether by immediate dental damage or damage that wears down your teeth over time, it's always a good idea to have effective treatment plans in place to help prevent tooth hazard risks that may arise. The more you do to keep your smile safe, the less... read more »

Dental Veneers for Your Smile

If you would like to review your options for beautifying your smile with cosmetic dentistry, we invite you to learn more about dental veneers. These dental restorations are very popular among patients, and are even used by celebrities to achieve camera-ready smiles. If you would like learn more about the ability of dental veneers to improve your smile, we are... read more »

Protect Your Smile Today Using a Mouth Guard

One thing you can do to protect your smile while playing in competitive sports or games is using a mouth guard. This is an effective and protective tool to avoid a dental injury. Dr. David Blake Lawlor, DDS, LLC and our team strive to give you the best protection for your teeth while making sure you can perform comfortably in... read more »

Can Bad Breath Be Easily Treated?

Did you know that bad breath, also known as halitosis, is an oral health disorder caused by foul odors emanating from your mouth? Oftentimes, these odors arise from bacteria. If you are unsure what is causing your bad breath, ask yourself the following questions: - Do you have any plaque buildup on your teeth and gums, which is a known... read more »

Common Questions About Toothbrushes

Although brushing is teeth is a vital part of our oral health care, we often fail to give the necessary amount of attention to the tool that accomplishes this task, the toothbrush. If your toothbrush is inadequate or damaged, then its ability to brush properly will be hindered. Listed below are common questions about caring for toothbrushes: True or False:... read more »

Root Resorption: The Facts

When your little one’s teeth fall out, they actually go through a process known as resorption. During this process, the roots of your child’s teeth will be reabsorbed into the gums, which allow the teeth to fall out. However, adults could also have resorption, which could lead to a number of problems. Fortunately, there are a few things you can... read more »

Inlays and Onlays: The Benefits

Have you ever heard of dental inlays and onlays? What do you know about the benefits of these treatments? Briefly, these treatments are especially useful because they can be used to repair damage that a crown or filling isn’t the best option for. But there is more to them than that. Crowns are extremely useful restorations because they can be... read more »

The Facts about E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes tend to be a popular alternative to the conventional cigarette. While avoiding traditional smoke may be useful, there is still some risk to using e-cigarettes.  While using e-cigarettes may not be great for your overall health, would you be surprised to learn that they can affect your oral health as well? The issue is nicotine; e-cigarettes still allow nicotine... read more »

Get The Royal Treatment With A Dental Crown

Do you have a tooth damaged by severe decay or injury? If so, then ask our dentist if we can restore the structure and appearance of this tooth with a dental crown. We use this restoration at our practice to give you a stronger, healthier smile. What Is A Dental Crown? A crown is basically a tooth-shaped cap used to encase... read more »

Unusual Ideas About A Beautiful Smile

Ideas about what is beautiful can differ with culture and time period. For us, a beautiful smile means a straight, white one. But for those in different cultures and time periods, it meant something very different. Teeth Blackening This tradition was called ohaguro in Japan, but it used to be practiced by women in several Asian countries. Once they married,... read more »