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 »

Taking Care of Your Mouthguard

As the seasons change, many school districts, cities and counties get ready for changes in school and community sports seasons. Some school districts and leagues mandate the use of mouthguards as part of the requirements to participate. No matter what sport your child plays, if there is a chance of... Read more »

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 »