Dental Care While Traveling

With the holidays coming up, you may be hitting the road to visit friends and family, or it may just be time for a family vacation. Whatever your plans may be, you should make sure that taking care of your teeth is a part of your travel itinerary. Let your... Read more »

Keeping Your Smile for Life

Your teeth do so many things for you and your smile; they allow you to eat with ease, brighten and beautify your smile, and help you to speak and articulate properly. So obviously, you’d like to keep your teeth for life. But how do you do that? Dr. Copenhaver, Dr.... Read more »

Eating Well for Healthy Smiles

Taking care of your mouth is about more than just cleaning it--you need to fuel it well, too! Here are some tasty foods to include in a tooth-healthy diet this season. Apples: Crisp fruits, such as apples and pears, act as “nature’s toothbrushes,” scraping away food and plaque from the... Read more »

Our Most Commonly Asked Questions: Brushing

At Ford Avenue Family Dentistry, the most common piece of guidance we give is to brush teeth two times a day for 120 seconds per session. (You most likely wouldn’t have guessed that, would you?) Because we’re continually reminding our patients to brush their teeth, we also get a fair... Read more »

Brush Well to Take Care of Your Teeth

You’ve been told to brush your teeth twice a day since you were a child. Is it time to brush up on your brushing technique? Firstly, you really should brush twice a day. It should take about two minutes each session. If you are having trouble spending that much time... Read more »

CEREC Secrets for a Healthy Smile

CEREC dental crowns focus on state-of-the-art computer technology to use your dental impression of an ailing tooth and create a much-needed restoration. With CEREC, you can vastly enhance your smile in the period of a single office visit. CEREC® same-day crowns eliminate the requirement for a temporary crown, thus saving... Read more »

Plaque and Tartar and Your Oral Health Care

If left untreated, plaque and tartar buildup on your smile can do serious damage to both your teeth and gums. Fortunately, both can be treated if you are willing to keep your smile clean with effective oral health care habits and routines. The benefits of plaque and tartar removals include... Read more »

Improvements in Oral Health Care: Toothbrushing Care

Are you aware of the importance of keeping your smile safe? If you are neglecting your oral health, various aspects of your physical health concerns follow. Furthermore, in order to ensure your smile can continue getting the care it deserves, set forth effective toothbrush techniques to not only improve your... Read more »

Acidic Foods Can Damage Your Teeth

Can acidic foods damage your teeth? We do know that harmful sugars in foods and drinks can be converted into acids that damage tooth enamel. It’s also often wondered if substances with low pH can have the same damaging effect to your tooth enamel. The answer is, yes! Acidic foods... Read more »

Is It Possible for Seniors to Keep Their Natural Teeth?

When you think of seniors, do you think of dentures and false teeth? If so, Dr. Ray Wallace and our dental team have some good news for you. You can maintain strong and healthy teeth as a senior if you take good care of your smile! To help you do... Read more »