Different Factors Can Contribute to Dry Mouth Symptoms

The natural function of your mouth relies on consistent saliva production to help you speak clearly, keep your mouth moist, and lubricate your food for ease of swallowing. Even after you are done eating a meal or a snack your mouth continues to produce saliva to help loosen and wash away lingering food particles. If something impedes your natural saliva... read more »

The Things You Didn’t Think to Add to Your Oral Hygiene Routine

Your oral hygiene routine is very important. It helps you maintain a top-notch smile and oral health, helps you keep your natural teeth, helps your overall health, and even helps improve the appearance of your smile. If you effectively brush and floss each day, good for you! Our dentist, Dr. Shane McPherson, would like to recommend adding a few techniques... read more »

Dentistry Topic Data Blog: Dental Anxiety

For most individuals, the idea of getting your mouth worked on scares them. If you feel uncomfortable with someone giving you any form of oral health care treatment, you may suffer from what is known as dental anxiety. Dental anxiety is a condition in which a person is afraid or stressed about an upcoming oral health care treatment or even... read more »

A Tooth With a Cavity Needs to Be Repaired by a Dentist

If you do not regularly brush and floss your teeth, the plaque, bacteria, and acids in your mouth can work together to attack your tooth enamel. That can result in a cavity. As a cavity starts to form you might experience pain or tooth sensitivity; or you may notice a change in color or texture of your tooth. Should you... read more »

Oral Health Care Focus: Improving Your Smile

If you wish to have optimum oral health care, you must make sure to take care of your teeth and your gums every single day. This includes all health care routines that include brushing, flossing, and mouthwash if applicable. Professional cleanings at least every six months are recommended. For a list of items you can consider using to improve your... read more »

Which Form of Tooth Replacement Treatment Do You Need?

Did you know that if you have lost or missing teeth, there are a variety of services that you can consider using to repair your smile? Some services are designed to allow you greater flexibility with your oral health care, while others can remove any food restrictions from your diet. Three of the most popular forms of tooth replacement therapy... read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at D. Shane McPherson DDS, A Dental Corporation, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and area of expertise here on our... read more »