Can You Save a Knocked-Out Tooth?

If you lose a tooth through a blow to the face or a fall, you may think that the damage is permanent. However, by keeping calm and acting quickly, you might be able to save the tooth and preserve your smile. If you have a tooth knocked-out, try to find the tooth. If you can… Read more »

Just Say No to Gingivitis

Cavities. Gum disease. An abscess. Each one of these can be harmful not just to your teeth, but to the rest of your mouth as well. And you’re cautioned almost constantly to avoid these problems at all costs. Gingivitis is another one that you’re often told to watch out for, but it’s usually not explained… Read more »

Tooth Hazards for Teen Smiles

Teenagers have some unique oral health risks and tooth hazards that can affect the look and quality of their smiles. These years are a common time to receive the wisdom teeth, play high contact sports and undergo orthodontic treatment. To help our teenage patients have great smiles that are protected by good oral health, we… Read more »

Facts About Mouthguards

Would you like to know all there is to know about mouthguards? If so, you have come to the right blog. Today, our dentists, Dr. Rick G. Friedrichs and Dr. Mabel Abraham, are happy to share some facts about mouthguards so you can know more about the appliance. The more you know, the better. The… Read more »

Delicious Foods That Stain Your Teeth

Most likely you have heard that sugar is bad for your teeth. However, did you know other foods can stain your teeth or cause them to discolor? If you are seeking a white smile, then think about the foods you are eating and what the can do to your oral health. Our dentists, Dr. Rick… Read more »

Let an Oral Surgeon Do Your Dental Implants

Nowadays, most dentists offer dental implants to help restore missing teeth; however, placing a dental implant is a complicated procedure that needs to be done correctly in order to ensure positive and long-lasting results. Just as you wouldn’t go to a cardiologist to receive knee surgery, you should not go to a dentist if you… Read more »

When to Consider a Frenectomy

Inside your mouth, there are two little bands of tissue in and around the gums. One band, called the lingual frenulum, is underneath the tongue and attaches to the bottom of the mouth. The second band, called the labial frenulum, attaches the upper lip to the gums. While people are born with frenums of various… Read more »

Tobacco Use Should Be Avoided While Recovering from Oral Surgery

Dr. Rick G. Friedrichs can perform a wide array of oral surgical treatments. This includes tooth extractions, denture preparation, and restoring a missing tooth with a dental implant. These treatments typically involve some alteration of the gums and other periodontal structures. Dr. Rick G. Friedrichs and his staff will provide you with specific recovery instructions,… Read more »

Dentistry Essentials 101: Jaw Pain

Jaw pain can be a debilitating condition because your jaw is important for so many issues within your mouth. Not only does it help to assist with chewing and eating food, but can also play a role in speaking. For this reason, it is important to always make sure you’re aware of all causes of… Read more »

Important Tips About Root Canal Therapy

Did you know that root canal therapy is responsible for saving millions of teeth every single year? Thanks to endodontic treatments such as root canals, dentists are able to perform highly complex procedures that can save broken or damaged teeth that otherwise would need to be extracted. To help keep your smile safe, it is… Read more »