Can Dental Veneers Improve Your Smile?

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you. And even if the damage to your smile is minor, such as a chipped, stained, or unevenly spaced tooth, that minor damage may seem like a major flaw every time you glance in a mirror. The good... Read more »

After Your Root Canal

Root canals are an extremely important dental procedure. Although they have a reputation for being painful and time consuming, a root canal may mean the difference between keeping and extracting a tooth. Root canals are used when the pulp of your tooth has become infected and is putting your gums,... Read more »

The Meaning of Gum Disease

Gum disease — also defined as pyorrhea and periodontal disease — is an infection of the gums that weakens teeth when left untreated. Knowing how this sickness affects much of the population can help motivate and prepare you to fight its destructive effects. Although we often group periodontal diseases under... Read more »

Nitrous Oxide Can Make Your Next Dental Visit Easier

Not everyone is comfortable with visiting the dentist. They may have dental anxiety or a phobia, or they may simply have a very sensitive gag reflex that takes over when they are in the middle of a procedure. At Michael J Leahy DDS in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Michael J Leahy... Read more »

See Your Dentist For a Custom-Made Mouthguard

With school starting soon, your son or daughter may have already started fall sports. Most sports require some form of safety equipment. If you son or daughter is involved in football, soccer, hockey, or lacrosse, a mouthguard is a necessary part of his or her equipment. However, you should consider... Read more »

Bridge The Gaps in Your Smile

Missing teeth can make you look older, and feel self conscious about your appearance. A full set of teeth will enable you to speak and eat more effectively, and can make you look younger. Gaps in your smile give bacteria and plaque extra places to breed and accumulate. Filling those... Read more »

Fluoride Supplements Can Help Maintain the Strength of Your Tooth Enamel Between Dental Checkups

The mineral density of your tooth enamel plays an important role in the overall health of your teeth. Poor oral hygiene practices and acidic beverages can gradually deplete the microscopic mineral crystals of your tooth enamel. As this happens your teeth can become increasingly vulnerable to cavities and tooth sensitivity... Read more »

Whitening Your Teeth At Home and in Our Office

Everyone wants a bright, white smile. While there are products and procedures designed to whiten your teeth, there are things that you can do every day to make sure that your teeth remain as bright and as healthy as possible. Certain foods can discolor your teeth. Marinara, or spaghetti sauce;... Read more »

Keep Your Smile in Tip-Top Shape This Summer By Doing These Things

Summer is a fun time for all. However, sometimes it can be hard on your smile, especially if you don’t take good care of it. This is why you need to keep your smile in mind while you enjoy the sunshine. To help you, Dr. Michael J Leahy and our... Read more »

Tips and Techniques for Ending Thumb Sucking Habits with Your Child

Although thumb sucking in children is an entirely natural habit that children can develop, to protect a child’s teeth, it should be prevented over the long term. For more information about thumb sucking, consider the following tips and techniques for ending thumb sucking habits with your child: - Children who... Read more »