How Can I Reduce My Chances of Having a Cavity?

If you’re interested in reducing your chances of having a cavity, then you have come to the right blog. Today, our dentist, Dr. James Gunelson, is happy to discuss the ways you can keep tooth decay at bay. This is important because tooth decay is a serious and dangerous dental issue. It’s best to prevent it at all costs. So,... read more »

Are You Spending Enough Time Brushing?

How much time do you spend brushing your teeth? If it isn’t much, you aren’t alone. Most people don’t spend anywhere near the time brushing that they should. After all, people are in a hurry to get out the door in the morning, and are thinking about heading to bed at night. So it isn’t surprising that brushing takes a... read more »

Why Does My Smile Change Color?

If your smile changed from a white color to a yellow or brown color, then you are probably wondering what is causing it. This is called tooth discoloration and many different things could be the culprit. Our dentist, Dr. James Gunelson, is happy to help you determine the cause of your tooth stains so you can do what you can... read more »

Talk to Your Dentist About Dental Floss

How would you rank the current status of your oral health? Are you doing enough to keep your smile clean? In order to ensure your oral hygiene habits are at their best, you should always be brushing and flossing your teeth on a daily basis. This includes brushing your teeth every day twice a day and cleaning between your teeth... read more »

Consider a Mouth Guard for Dental Health Protection

Your smile faces many risks--and not just from poor oral hygiene or an unhealthy diet. Your teeth can be harmed by high-contact sports and activities if they are hit with a ball, elbow, or helmet, potentially resulting in severe oral injury. Our dentist and team strongly encourage you to receive a custom sports mouth guard to protect your oral structures.... read more »

Yearly Oral Health Reminders: Dental Erosion Prevention

Dental erosion, also known as enamel erosion, is an oral health condition in which your tooth enamel is worn away. Your tooth enamel is a thin outer covering of your teeth that if damaged due to erosion, can unleash numerous oral health ailments on your smile and put your teeth at risk for infections and tooth loss. Plus, it is... read more »

Why You Shouldn’t Rinse Your Mouth with Water After You Brush

Do you rinse your mouth with water after you brush your teeth in the morning? If so, our dentist, Dr. James Gunelson, encourages you to consider stopping the habit. Now, brushing twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste is one of the best things you can do for your smile, so keep it up. But, if you... read more »

How to Keep Your Teeth Clean During Pregnancy

Great parents look out for the best interests of their children. During pregnancy, the dental hygiene behaviors you practice can have a big impact on the health of your child — and we’re talking about more than their pearly whites. Please consider following these bits of advice from Dr. James Gunelson and the team at Stanley Hometown Dentistry LLC to... read more »

A Damaged Partial Denture Needs to Be Repaired

Dr. James Gunelson helped design your partial denture to replicate the basic function and appearance of your missing teeth. The removable dental appliance was created in a professional dental lab from durable dental materials. Many partials also include locking hardware to connect the unit with the adjacent teeth in the area.   Your partial denture will also need to be... read more »