The Benefits of Six Month Smiles®

Are you looking for a quick, affordable equipment that will straighten your teeth? Homemade braces with wire and glue may have crossed your mind, but we highly suggest you do NOT follow this avenue for a better smile. Here at Shirer Family Dentistry, we offer a fast and effective solution:... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Improve Your Oral Health With Sugar-Free Gum

Did you know, you can improve your oral health with sugarless gum? Yes, it’s true! Sugar-free gum has many advantages when it comes to your oral health. As a result, you can still be chewing gum as a treat while keeping your smile healthy and in tip-top shape. Our dentist,... Read more »

What is a Bone Graft?

Some things in the dental world are widely known and understood - things like filling cavities, braces, and dental crowns. But fewer people know about bone grafting as it relates to dentistry. It’s actually a critical part of some aspects of dentistry, including periodontistry - the prevention and treatment of... Read more »

Does Your Child Have Dental Anxiety?

At Shirer Family Dentistry, your child can have a calm and enjoyable dental checkup by receiving laughing gas, or nitrous oxide. We are pleased to offer this method of sedation dentistry to assist children who struggle with dental anxiety and have a hard time sitting through dental care. If your... Read more »

Oral Health Quiz: Dental Erosion

Did you know that dental erosion, also known as enamel erosion, has several causes which are preventable? The truth is that there are several things you can do to keep your smile safe from the risks of tooth enamel loss or damage. By understanding the causes and treatments involved, you... Read more »

Ouch! Sensitive Teeth Trouble

Do you feel a sharp pain in one or more teeth when you bite into something cold or hot? Barring an actual cavity, if sipping a hot cocoa or eating ice cream has become an uncomfortable experience, you may have tooth sensitivity. There are various causes for the condition of... Read more »

Choosing Between Therapeutic and Cosmetic Mouthwash

If you have doubts about selecting an appropriate mouthwash for your particular needs, you can rely on us at Shirer Family Dentistry to help. Finding an effective product depends on the health benefits that you would like to achieve, and our team can help you determine which these are. The... Read more »

A Composite Dental Filling Mimics Natural Tooth Enamel

A cavity that appears on one of your teeth when you smile can be unsightly as well as cause lingering sensitivity and discomfort. Without timely treatment, even a small area of tooth decay can become a significant dental health problem. If you have noticed a problem with one of your... Read more »