Natural Ways to Relieve Dental Anxiety

Who would choose to go to the dentist if instead, they could lay out on a beach in Hawaii? It turns out that imagining such things while you are sitting in the dentist’s chair can help reduce your dental anxiety. Many people feel anxious when it comes to the dentist.... Read more »

A Damaged Tooth Needs Professional Treatment

Your teeth play a very important role in biting, chewing, and breaking down food for digestion. Sometimes the tooth enamel or the tooth itself can be compromised by grinding your teeth, chewing on on ice, hard foods pens or other objects, or by a blow to your mouth. Even if... Read more »

A Previously Extracted Tooth Might Need to Be Replaced with a Dental Bridge

A total dental extraction is often the last form of treatment offered to address a severely decayed or damaged tooth. This often involves suturing the gums followed by a course of prescription pain medication. If there are concerns about a dental abscess of periodontal infection, Dr. Terence Lau might also... Read more »

Take Care of Your Toothbrush This Holiday Season

The holidays are a great time to give gifts and to appreciate the people around us. As you prepare to stuff stockings or do that Secret Santa at work, consider giving the gift of good oral health-- get them a toothbrush! Toothbrushes need to be replaced every 3-4 months--sooner if... Read more »

If You Have an Infected Tooth, You May Need Root Canal Treatment

Tooth enamel is the toughened mineral covering on your teeth that covers the dentin, a second layer of the teeth designed to protect the tooth pulp. Your tooth pulp houses the connective tissues, the blood vessels, and the nerves in your teeth. If dental pulp becomes infected, Dr. Terence Lau... Read more »

Cleaning Your Dentures

If you are getting dentures, you may think that your days of brushing your teeth have come to an end. But the fact is that while the way you clean your teeth will in fact change, you will still need to brush. You may find that brushing your dentures easier... Read more »

A Whitening Consultation with an Experienced Dentist Can Help Identify the Safest Method for Removing Your Dental Stains

Dental stains can range in severity and cause. They are often attributed to excess consumption of dark beverages, tobacco use, or frequently consuming dark foods. At the same time, tooth enamel can sometimes lose its luster with age. As dental stains continue to progress they will likely prove increasingly difficult... Read more »

Taking Care of Your Retainer

If you wear braces, or are thinking about getting them, at some point in time, the dentist will decide that the time has arrived to take them off. It may take many months, or maybe two years, but at some point, your braces will be removed. Your braces have been... Read more »

Fundamentals of Gum Disease

One of the most prevalent disorders you’ll come across when reading about dentistry is “gum disease.” Have you ever really stopped to think about exactly what gum disease is? Understanding about the basics of gum disease will support you in wrapping your brain around a lot of what dentists do,... Read more »

Even a Small Untreated Cavity Could Develop into a Much Larger Problem

If you regularly struggle to maintain good oral hygiene habits or you fail to attend your biannual dental checkup at Mid-Valley Dental Care’s clinic your teeth could be at increased risk of suffering a cavity. Without professional treatment from a dentist like Dr. Terence Lau even a small area of... Read more »