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... 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 Smith & Stahr, P.S.C. today if you notice any of the following symptoms: - Gums... Read more »

How Effective is Your Brushing?

You’ve been taking care of your teeth for years, but would you be surprised to learn that even if you brush and floss every day, there may be a few things you could do a little better? For example, did you know you could be damaging your gums if you... Read more »

What to do When One of Your Crowns Falls Out

Your new crown is designed to be very durable, and with proper care and cleaning it should last for many years to come. Unfortunately, there can be a few rare occasions, such as a blow to the face or chronic gum disease that can affect the abutment of your crown.... Read more »

Moms-to-Be and Oral Health

If you are expecting, congratulations! Not only are you creating a healthy baby, you will also want to maintain a healthy mouth. Now is a good time to be seeing your dentist as well as your obstetrician to get a checkup and thorough dental cleaning. Due to increased estrogen and... Read more »

Common Crown Materials

A crown is an artificial replacement for the enamel of a damaged tooth. The material the crown is made from is directly related to that tooth’s particular function. Your dentist will give you the best recommendation for a crown that will look good and last a long time. If the... Read more »