Baby Bottles and Tooth Decay

If you put your baby to bed with a bottle, your child could be at risk for baby bottle tooth decay. Everyone’s mouth, including your baby’s contains bacteria. The sugars and carbohydrates found in milk, formula and fruit juice are used by that bacteria to create acids which will erode... Read more »

Reinvent Your Smile with Composite Dental Fillings

Are you in need of a dental filling treatment? Has a cavity affected your smile and continues to eat through any of your teeth? If so, a dental filling treatment in the form of a composite restoration can effectively fill in the cavity and give you a healthy smile. Composite... Read more »

Building a New Smile for a New Year

With the coming of the holiday season, it is a good time to assess your oral health care and set up a checklist of anything you can do to always keep your smile safe, including cleaning and care for your mouth, and visiting your dentist as necessary. For optimum oral... Read more »

Dental Tips Vital to Oral Health on Halitosis Prevention

  Treating bad breath often comes with the caveat of making sure you're doing everything you can to keep your smile safe. If you're not taking care of your smile effectively, any number of symptoms could be the cause of your bad breath. It could be something as simple as... Read more »

The Differences Between a Temporary and a Traditional Crown

Are you about to restore your smile with a dental crown? If so, you will be given two different types of crowns during your appointment: a temporary crown and a traditional crown. To help you know the differences about these two restorations, our dentist, Dr. Lucas Rudelich, is happy to... Read more »

A Positive Oral Health Care Outlook with Endodontics

With the coming of winter and a new year is another opportunity to protect your smile from future damage as well as care for previous damage that has gone untreated. Any damage to the pulp of the tooth needs to be dealt with as soon as possible. As the pulp... Read more »

Foundations of Oral Health Care

Taking care of your mouth doesn’t have to be difficult--but NOT taking care of your mouth can lead to tooth erosion, cavities, and other dental emergencies. To prevent the expense, pain, and annoyance of these problems, make sure your daily dental routines are ship-shape. Brush Your Teeth: Brushing your teeth... Read more »

All About Your Toothbrush

Out of all of the things in your house, you would think that your toothbrush is the least intriguing item. Actually, the toothbrush has a unique history. People have been concerned about dental health since the dawn of humanity. That toothbrush hanging in your bathroom dates back about 5,000 years.... Read more »

Early Symptoms of Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer Need a Dentist’s Attention

Oral and pharyngeal cancer can have a significant impact on your quality of life. If left untreated these cancers can eventually spread to prove life threatening. This is just one of the reasons why every dental checkup at Southwest Dental LLC include an oral cancer screening. Early detection of these... Read more »

Oral Health ABCs: Sugarless Chewing Gum

Did you know that chewing gum may indeed have potential benefits for your smile? According to numerous studies, chewing sugarless gum for a length of time ranging from 15 to 30 minutes can effectively prevent tooth decay and cavities. Typically, chewing sugarless gum is most effective after you have eaten... Read more »