Don’t Neglect Your Dental Health on a Summer Vacation

There’s still quite a bit of summer left. If you and your family have a vacation planned before the fall, hooray! There’s nothing like a summer road trip or travel to a new destination. As dental professionals, we look forward to hearing about our patients’ vacations, and we also know... Read more »

What is the Dental Implant Procedure Like?

Generally, the dental implant procedure consists of four steps: placing the implant, osseointegration, placing a temporary crown, and placing a permanent crown. This entire process from start to finish takes around 6-12 months and requires several follow-ups. Depending on the amount of bone intact at the implant site, it can... Read more »

Should I Get Crowns or a Dental Bridge?

If you have missing, damaged, or misshapen teeth, you are probably wondering whether you should get dental crowns or a dental bridge. To understand which option is best for you, it’s important to know the differences between the two solutions. A dental crown is essentially a false tooth made of... Read more »

3 Signs You May Need Dental Crowns

While the decision to get a dental crown is ultimately up to the patient, there are a few signs that a dental crown may be necessary to protect your oral health. Also known as dental caps, crowns can help prevent infection by covering severely decayed teeth and providing support to... Read more »

How to Take Care of Porcelain Veneers

Even though dental veneers are quite durable, there are a few things that can cause them to chip, crack, stain, or fall off. However, with proper dental hygiene, these problems can be mitigated, making your veneers last upwards of 10 years or more. To take care of your porcelain veneers,... Read more »

How Do You Fix Tooth Decay?

The right intervention for tooth decay (cavities) depends on the extent/size/depth of decay, the location of the decay, the health of the surrounding tooth and several other factors. It’s important to rely on a dentist you trust to recommend a customized approach to restoring your dental health. In general, the... Read more »

Dental Health Tips for 2021

As a New Year arrives, are you wondering how you can up your dental hygiene game? Below we review the basics of keeping your gums and teeth in tip-top shape. Consider switching to an electric toothbrush, if you haven’t already. These toothbrushes automate some of the process, making it easier... Read more »

Christmas Digital Scavenger Hunt

Ordinarily, we would be writing about all of the fun holiday treats and gatherings about to take place. Contrarily, with COVID19, we are finding it is halting traditional plans. In spite of the pandemic, Flatrock Family Dentistry wants to help make your "socially distanced" holiday season a little jollier! Given... Read more »

Why You Should Still See Your Dentist During a Pandemic

With a world-wide pandemic happening, many of our daily, weekly, monthly and annual routines have changed. While many of us are trying to get back to a "new normal", the process brings up lots of questions and fears. To begin with, you might wonder how important it is to keep... Read more »

How Do I Care for Dental Implants?

Replacing both the tooth and the tooth root, dental implants are considered the gold standard in tooth-replacement options. Whether you’ve received a single dental implant, or an implant-supported denture, you can expect a number of benefits from these durable tooth replacements: easier chewing, refined aesthetics, true longevity, and improved blood... Read more »