Does Your Cavity Need a Dental Inlay or Onlay?

When a cavity develops on a molar or premolar, leading to a large section of tooth decay, it could lead to compromised oral health, too. It’s crucial to your smile that Dr. Michael J Leahy provide restorative dentistry as soon as possible to stop the dental problem from becoming more... Read more »

Safeguard Your Smile with an Oral Appliance

According to the American Dental Association, on an average year, more than 200,000 oral injuries are stopped because the victim was wearing a sports mouth guard. If you are involved in sports, it’s very important to safeguard your smile by wearing an appropriate oral appliance during an athletic game or... Read more »

The Wonderful Aid of Dental Crowns

Have you heard about the wonderful aid dental crowns have to offer for your oral health? If not, our team is happy to tell you! Dental crowns provide a wide variety of benefits to your oral health and can be used in many different ways to protect a tooth or... Read more »

Coping with Dry Mouth

Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, may be caused by poor oral hygiene a medical condition, certain medications, or an inadequate flow of saliva. There are several products that have been known to contribute to dry mouth, including medications that you may be taking. Several medications such as decongestants, painkillers,... Read more »

How Acid Affects Your Smile

Cavities form primarily due to acids in your mouth. This may come as a bit of a surprise, as many of us associate limiting our sugar intake with cavity prevention. The reality is, we need to limit sugars AND acids. Here’s what happens when a cavity forms: There are a... Read more »

What Does Teeth Whitening Do for Your Smile?

If you are looking for ways to brighten your teeth, you are not alone, and for good reason. Oral B has done a survey in Britain that netted the following results: not only does a whiter smile make you appear younger and more attractive to others, but wealthier and better... Read more »

Chronic Plaque Acids Promote Cavities

Maintaining a healthy mouth throughout the course of your life encompasses several important factors. This includes practicing a daily oral hygiene regimen of brushing each morning and night as well as making a conscious effort to floss between your teeth and along the gumline at least once each day. Any... Read more »

A Fractured Tooth Might Need First-Aid While Seeking Dental Treatment

A sports injury or accidental fall in the home can sometimes impact the mouth or chin, chipping a tooth or causing a more significant dental fracture. In a moment like this, you might need to apply some basic first-aid while assessing the need for professional attention from a dentist like... Read more »

Dental Bridge Benefits You Can Expect

Do you have a missing tooth, or perhaps several that are creating gaps in your smile? If so, our dentist may recommend a dental bridge. Read our blog today to learn about the several reasons why a patient may benefit from dental bridges. First, a dental bridge is used to... Read more »

Keep Your Dental Crown in Good Shape with Proper Care

Dr. Michael J Leahy and our team strive to provide custom-made dental crowns to restore the function and appearance of our patients’ smiles. To make your dental crown resistant to the bacteria in your smile, we use artificial materials that cannot be decayed. However, this does not mean your smile... Read more »