Saliva

What’s Up With Saliva?

At times, saliva can seem like a liquidy nuisance making your mouth uncomfortably watery. Other times, saliva is nowhere to be found and your mouth feels like a desert in the middle of summer. So, what does saliva really do and how can it help your oral and overall health. Let’s take a deeper dive into the watery world of saliva. …

Do You Really Need to Fill Your Cavity?

At Smiles of Memorial, Dr. Dernick and his team hear this question often. It is a valid one. When a dentist, like Dr. Dernick, tells you that you have a cavity and need a dental filling, do you ever wonder, “but, do I really need a filling?”. Let’s dive into the pros and cons of getting a filling to learn …

Common Dental Emergencies

Whether you were in a recent accident, had a traumatic fall, or have a toothache you may have a dental emergency. Many patients discount their pain and do not visit Dr. Dernick and his team when they have a true dental emergency because they think it is not a ‘big deal’. Well, if you are in excruciating pain or you …

Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Cracked Tooth Syndrome: Is It The Cause Of Your Toothache?

The set of symptoms that make-up cracked tooth syndrome are not always easy to see. The symptoms that do appear can be easily missed or not seen on an x-ray. However, if you have had a toothache and tooth sensitivity for a long period of time, you should talk to Dr. Dernick and his Smiles of Memorial team about the …

Dental Filling

Top 3 Types of Dental Fillings

Prolonged exposure to sugars, irregular brushing, or an unhealthy diet can contribute to the break down of tooth enamel. You can reverse early-stage tooth decay by brushing twice a day for two minutes each, rinsing your mouth after consuming sugar, and staying well-hydrated. However, once a hole has formed in your tooth the only solution is a dental filling. Dr. …