The Symptoms of a Cracked Tooth

If you break a tooth, or have a tooth knocked out, you will know it right away. There will be pain, tooth debris, and possibly bleeding. But what if you have a crack in your tooth? Although a cracked tooth is a serious problem, you may not be aware that you have one. In many… Read more »

Dental Crowns: The Process

If you think a dental crown may suit one or more of your teeth, you may be onto something! Stephen Babin DDS is here to tell you about how our office will fit you with that crown. We can most often finish the process in only two visits. For the duration of the first, your… Read more »

The Details of Dental Fillings

Cavities are very common. Chances are, you’ve gotten one. But do you know what it is, really? Cavities are small holes that form in your tooth enamel, the outermost layer of your teeth. Cavities must be stopped in their tracks or they may burrow into the root or pulp of your teeth, resulting in infection… Read more »

How to Use a Water Flosser

Do you know about water flossers? A water flosser uses a high pressure water stream to clean in between your teeth. Water flossers make cleaning your smile so much easier—especially because you don’t have to deal with soggy fingers, slippery floss, and damaged gums. They are especially ideal for those with muscle disorders or braces…. Read more »

Make Sure to go to Your Biannual Exam and Cleaning

Visiting the dentist twice a year along with your daily regimen of brushing and flossing daily is key in preventing dental damage. A biannual checkup will allow your dentist to monitor your dental health and provide any dental services to keep your smile healthy and stop possible infections. You will have a better chance at… Read more »

Preserve Your Smile with Root Canal Treatments

In cases in which the pulp of the tooth has been damaged, a root canal may be necessary in order to save the tooth. Although the words “root canal’ conjure up uncomfortable images for some people, a root canal can be a crucial part of your treatment, – Root canals are used to remove injured… Read more »

All You Need to Know About Dental Implants

If you’re interested in replacing your missing teeth and achieving a beautiful smile, then Dr. Stephen Babin and our dental team have the perfect option for you: dental implants! Dental implants are strong replacement teeth that provide natural-looking and natural-feeling results. To help you know more, we are happy to share some dental implant facts… Read more »

Is Sugarless Gum Capable of Preventing Tooth Decay?

Have you ever wondered if sugarless gum is capable of preventing tooth decay or cavities? Although it may seem a bit ridiculous that gum could have potential mouth-saving properties, there may be some truth to the story. Sugarless gum is often used as a mouth freshener and in some modern brands, claims tend to elicit… Read more »

Experiencing Dental Anxiety Before an Appointment?

Do you get nervous or anxious before visiting the dentist? You are not alone. Those who experience nervousness about their dental care or an appointment tend to have exaggerated fears. Here at Stephen Babin DDS we want to ease these fears and make your appointment as pleasant as possible. To make your visit to our… Read more »

With Early Diagnosis, A Small Cavity Can Be Repaired by a Standard Filling

Cavities form when an exploited area of tooth enamel is afflicted by the natural bacteria living in your mouth. This could be the after-effect of a small dental fracture, a natural contour in the tooth enamel that wasn’t cleaned by twice-daily brushing, or general inconsistencies in your oral hygiene regimen. With early detection, the dentists… Read more »