Enhance Your Smile by Taking Good Care of Your Gums

If you have been caring for your teeth and gums you know that healthy gums don’t happen by chance. Your gums are an important part of your oral health when it comes to an attractive smile. They perform a vital function by surrounding and supporting your pearly whites. In fact, gum disease (or periodontal disease) is… Read more »

Why you May Need an Apicoectomy

It often takes a very severe blow to the face to crack a tooth. This level of force often damages the internal structures of the tooth, including the dentin, pulp, and root. In order to treat the problem, our endodontist will often advocate having a root canal performed. This standard treatment removes the damaged tissues… Read more »

A Crown Might Be Used to Address Many Dental Needs

A crown essentially serves as a replacement for the enamel layer of a tooth. There are several different reasons why a dentist might recommend restoring a tooth with a crown. Most commonly, crowns are used to address large areas of tooth decay where there is not enough healthy tooth enamel remaining to secure a filling…. Read more »

What Causes Acid Reflux?

You probably know someone who suffers from GERD, which is also known as acid reflux disease. Similarly, you may know that acid reflux can damage your esophagus, but had you heard that acid reflux can also damage your teeth? In fact, did you know that acid reflux can make you more likely to suffer from… Read more »

A Loose Bridge Requires Urgent Attention

Here at , we fitted you for your dental bridge with the intention that it would restore your decayed, damaged or missing tooth for a long time to come. However, complications from advanced periodontal disease can compromise the cement that is anchoring your bridge, causing the bridge to wiggle or feel loose. If any part… Read more »

Vitalize Your Smile This Summer with Our Professional Dental Cleaning

Drs. Smith, Stahr, and Smith love helping our patients in Lexington, Kentucky, and the neighboring communities maintain healthy, confident smiles with our professional dental cleanings. So if you have not had your six-month cleaning yet this year, now is the time to get your smile ready for summer! According to the Academy of General Dentistry… Read more »

Using Whitening Toothpaste in Your Oral Hygiene Routine

Many people struggle with stains on their teeth. A stained smile can leave you feeling self-conscious and wanting to explore your whitening options. Fortunately, Dr. is highly trained and has years of experience helping people find the bright, white smile they’ve always wanted. There are a variety of strategies that help people brighten their teeth…. Read more »

Should I Use Mouthwash?

Many people that come to our office are concerned that they are doing enough for their oral hygiene. And lots of people do a pretty good job. Activities like brushing and flossing fit comfortably into their morning and evening routines. And they are undeniably effective at removing plaque that contributes to tooth decay and gum… Read more »

Treating Tooth Sensitivity after a Dental Filling

At Smith & Stahr in Lexington, Kentucky, we are delighted to offer our patients tooth-colored composite dental fillings to repair minor to moderate damage to a tooth. After you receive a dental filling, it may take a few hours to a few days for tooth sensitivity to diminish, but there are things you can do… Read more »

Gum Disease: Common Myths

Gum disease, which is also referred to as periodontal disease, is an infection that attacks the gums and bone that surround and support the teeth. If left untreated, this disease can cause tooth loss. Contact today if you notice any of the following symptoms: – Gums that bleed easily – Red, sore, or swollen gums… Read more »