Preventing Dry Socket After an Extraction

Dental medicine has seen incredible leaps and bounds over the years, and huge strides have been made in detecting and treating problems with your teeth and mouth. However, there are still times when it is necessary to extract a tooth. It may be that you have a tooth that is... Read more »

Can You Use a Composite Filling?

Dentists have been treating cavities for ages. As dental medicine has evolved, those treatments have not only improved in terms of effectiveness but also in cosmetic appeal. One of those advancements is composite, or tooth-colored fillings. Composite fillings are a mixture of powdered glass and acrylic resin. They have several... Read more »

Recognizing Gum Disease

If you don’t know how to combat periodontal disease, your chompers could be in grave danger. Periodontal disease, which affects virtually 50% of the population, is one of the leading causes of tooth breakdown, bloody gums and lost chompers. Here is a little summary on what causes periodontal disease, who... Read more »

Recognizing and Treating Gum Disease

While gum disease affects many of of adults in the United States, you may not be aware you are suffering from it, since it can be painless. But if you have gums that are swollen, bright red or tender, or they bleed when you brush and floss, or if you... Read more »

Don’t Let Dry Mouth Affect Your Smile

The condition known as dry mouth may seem like nothing more than an annoyance. However, your saliva has an important job to do, and without it, you can face some serious health problems. Saliva cleans the food debris from your mouth, and neutralizes the acids that will attack the enamel... Read more »

Preserving Your Smile With a Root Canal

No dental patient wants to hear the words “root canal.” The words summon up images of a long procedure, pain, and an uncomfortable recovery. However a root canal is a a very effective way to keep your smile intact. In fact, teeth that might have required an extraction can be... Read more »

Tooth Sensitivity Symptoms Can Sometimes Be Linked to Insufficient Fluoride Exposure

Inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine can allow excess plaque acids to develop in your mouth. If you also consume acidic beverages on a regular basis it could also reduce the mineral density of your tooth enamel. As this happens, the microscopic pores on the surface of your tooth... Read more »

You Shouldn’t Let Dental Anxiety Keep Your from Seeking Quality Dental Services

Some people experience undue stress and heightened anxiety related to basic dental care. Even if you experience significant dental anxiety, you shouldn’t let it prevent you from seeking quality dental services at Dr. Jee Lee’s dental office. It’s important to note that dental anxiety has been recognized by mental health... Read more »

If the Biting Surface of a Tooth Is Chipped, You Need to Seek Timely Dental Care

If you grind your teeth on nightly basis or you have a bad habit of crunching on ice, you are at increased risk of suffering a chip on the biting surface of one of your molars or premolars. When this happens, the tooth might experience heightened sensitivity and discomfort when... Read more »

If Your Dental Bridge Is Damaged You Need to Seek Care with a Dentist

Dental bridges are commonly crafted from durable dental materials that rival the strength of natural tooth enamel. If you grind your teeth at night or you have a bad habit of improvising your teeth as tools, you could potentially chip or fracture your dental bridge. In a situation like this... Read more »