Include These 7 Tooth-Friendly Foods for Thanksgiving

Are you familiar with heart-healthy foods? Have you heard of tooth-friendly foods? Most people know that taking care of your heart by eating healthy is good for you, but not so well known are foods that actually benefit your smile. This Thanksgiving, our Smith & Stahr, P.S.C. team in Lexington,... Read more »

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... 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 Smith & Stahr, P.S.C. endodontist will often advocate having a root... 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 Smith & Stahr, P.S.C. 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... 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... Read more »

A Loose Bridge Requires Urgent Attention

Here at Smith & Stahr, P.S.C., 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... 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. David Smith is highly trained and has years of experience helping people find the bright, white smile they’ve always wanted. There are a variety of... 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... Read more »