Don’t Neglect Your Dentures! Use These Denture Care Tips

Dr. Gloria Stingley and our team are pleased to offer custom-made dentures for patients who wish to receive comfortable, aesthetic solutions to tooth loss. If you have received dentures, we encourage you to take great care of them so they continue to benefit your smile. Our team at Carter-Rockbridge General... Read more »

How Your Oral Health Affects You and Your Unborn Baby

If you are pregnant, the last thing you may be thinking of is you and your baby’s oral health. However, this plays a larger role than you may think. Here are some facts: - Some pregnant women develop pregnancy gum disease in a similar fashion to gestational diabetes. This is... Read more »

Chronic Dry Mouth: The Reason and Remedy

It’s standard for your mouth to get arid as a result of nerves or dehydration. If your mouth feels remarkably dry a large proportion of the time, you may have chronic dry mouth. That means your salivary glands aren’t producing enough saliva, which can wash away bacteria and provide nutrition... Read more »

The Connection between Women’s Hormones and Dental Health

Your hormones are connected to many parts of your physical health. They even affect your dental health. Did you know that a hormone surge can contribute to gum disease? Two female hormones, estrogen and progesterone, bring more blood into your gums, creating gum sensitivity and inflammation. This and other factors... Read more »

How We Can Whiten Teeth, Shape Smiles & More With Dental Lasers

You may have heard of laser dentistry before, but do you really understand what it’s all about? It’s not always as simple as it sounds. (And to be reasonable, it doesn’t exactly sound simple.) Here are some illustrations of treatments that can be boosted by lasers. (Dental lasers usually come... Read more »

Taking Care of Your Toothbrush

Brushing for two minutes, twice a day is vital to your oral health. However, if your toothbrush is out of shape, your mouth won’t get as clean as it needs to in order to maintain a healthy smile. Your toothbrush needs to be replaced every 3-4 months, sooner if it... Read more »

Look Out for These Teeth Stainers

What’s a good method to make your pearly whites look whiter? Wearing a brown tie! But seriously, numerous of our patients have asked us about teeth whitening. While we can help you figure out a few ways to improve the color of your chompers, we’d like to draw attention to... Read more »

A Tooth Needing Cosmetic Restoration Might Need a Porcelain Dental Crown

Your smile’s appearance plays a critical role in many of your facial expressions. If you have an unappealing tooth, it can leave you feeling socially awkward. In a situation like this, you should consider scheduling a consultation with Dr. Gloria Stingley. After examining the tooth and the other teeth in... Read more »

Teeth and Gums 101: Bruxism

The fight against bruxism can take place at any time. In reality, it might be going on as you sleep at night and you would be blissfully unaware of it. This is because bruxism is a disorder caused by grinding, gnashing, and clenching your teeth, often instinctively and while asleep.... Read more »

The Ease of Operation for a Water Flosser

On occasion, traditional dental floss may not work for everybody. If this is the case with you, do not hesitate to switch to a water flosser. With a water flosser, you can clean in areas much easier and with less effort than traditional thread allows. For more information about water... Read more »