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Care for Your Dentures

Just like natural teeth, the doctor will tell you that dentures have a tendency to get coated with plaque, which is a sticky, transparent film that attracts food and bacteria. Read More

Smokers Are More Susceptible to Harmful Gum Disease. Here's Why

Along with tooth decay, periodontal (gum) disease is a primary enemy of oral health. If not caught and treated, a gum infection could spread and eventually cause tooth loss. But Read More

Here's What You Can Expect With Dental Implant Surgery

Getting dental implants is going to require surgery. But don't let that concern you—it's a relatively minor procedure. Currently the “gold standard” for tooth replacement, an implant consists of a Read More

Mouthguard Q&A

Today, the doctor and our team at Craig S. Karriker, DMD, PA thought we would talk about mouthguards, what they are, where to get them, and when to use them. Q: Read More

Chronic Dry Mouth Is More Serious Than an Unpleasant Feeling

It's normal to have occasional mouth dryness—that "cotton mouth" feeling when you first wake up or after eating a spicy meal. It soon dissipates, though, leaving you no worse Read More

Is periodontal disease contagious?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of adults age 30 and over suffer from some form of gum disease. Caused by plaque buildup, gum disease is Read More

Periodontal Probing Can Tell Us a Lot About the Severity of a Gum Infection

The red and puffy gums that sometimes accompany the onset of periodontal (gum) disease don't always catch your attention. You may not even get any symptoms at all, in Read More

Stop Tooth Decay Before It Derails Your Child's Dental Development

From birth to early adulthood, your child's teeth, gums and jaws develop at a rapid pace. And, for the most part, nature takes its course without our help. But tooth Read More

Hot Day? Three Drinks to Leave Home When You’re Packing the Cooler

Whew! It’s a hot one! And whenever the temperature soars, you need to stay hydrated, especially when you’re outside or exercising. But all cold drinks aren’t equal when it comes Read More

This One Cosmetic Method Could Improve a Multiple of Tooth Flaws

You could have an unattractive smile because of a chipped tooth or one slightly out of alignment. Or, it could be both of the above, plus some heavy staining Read More

How many times a day should I floss?

Flossing is one of the most important parts of your oral care routine. Many patients know they need to do it but find it difficult to fit into their busy Read More

Your 'Toothache' Might Actually be Unrelated to Your Teeth

When you see your dentist about mouth pain, you expect to hear that it's a decayed or fractured tooth, or maybe a gum infection. But you might be surprised Read More

Pregnancy and Oral Care

Pregnancy involves a lot of alterations in your health. Craig S. Karriker, DMD, PA is here to help you understand the oral health aspects of your pregnancy. As you may already Read More

Here's How to Get a Smile Makeover This Summer

Play a round of word association with "summer," and you'll probably come up with "vacation," "camping," or "beach" just off the top of your head. But the slower pace Read More

Take Care of Your Teeth and Gums Even While Camping

July is Park and Recreation Month, a great time to pack up the tent, bed roll and camp stove and head for your nearest state or national park. Just Read More

Are you nervous about seeing the dentist? You’re not alone!

With advances in modern dentistry, a trip to Craig S. Karriker, DMD, PA these days is pretty routine. But visiting the doctor and our team still makes some patients anxious—so Read More

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