Treat Your Gum Disease with These Options

If you have gum disease, your smile could be in grave danger. Unfortunately, this disease can severely damage your gums and your oral health, eventually resulting in loose and lost teeth. Fortunately, your dentist, Dr. John S. Grisham, can treat the disease, even in the early and late stages. Typically, non-surgical treatments can solve the early stages while surgical treatments... read more »

Tooth Sensitivity May Be Relieved With Increased Fluoride

Each tooth in your mouth is a complex structure of biological minerals and sensitive living structures. The outer layer of tooth enamel is made up of a microscopic matrix of minerals. While the surface of your tooth appears smooth and solid, your tooth enamel has microscopic pores and other textures. Acids from poor oral hygiene and acidic beverages can gradually... read more »

ADA Seal of Acceptance and You

Brushing your teeth for two minutes, twice a day and flossing once a day are foundational guidelines for oral health. But who makes these guidelines?  The American Dental Association provides a number of guidelines and daily recommendations to help you maintain the health of your mouth and teeth. Not all oral hygiene products are created equal.Some products are meant only... read more »

How Your Brushing Technique Can Help Your Smile

Dr. John S. Grisham and our dental team recommend cleaning your smile twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Do you ever wonder why this is the case? If so, we are more than happy to help you! There are many things brushing can do for your smile. First, brushing can keep your smile free from plaque. This is essential... read more »

Are Your Little Ones Brushing Their Teeth Correctly?

Our practice has been helping people of all ages create healthy, beautiful smiles. Indeed, the younger we begin to teach our little ones how to care for their teeth, the better chances they have for establishing a lifetime of healthy smiles. Teaching your child how to brush properly is crucial to setting a healthy foundation of good oral health. Our... read more »

Oral Health Hazards to Avoid

If you are not careful, you may be putting your mouth at unnecessary risks that could damage your teeth and gums. Oral health hazards should be avoided. Listed below are a few common hazards to your mouth, as well as a few tips to help prevent them from occurring: - Always sidestep bad habits such as smoking and chewing tobacco,... read more »

Your New Bridgework Needs to Be Included in Your Daily Oral Hygiene Regimen

Each bridge restoration performed at John S. Grisham, DDS’s Littleton, New Hampshire clinic is created from durable materials and cemented into place with a strong dental adhesive. This will replace the presence, function, and appearance of your missing tooth. While it will not suffer from tooth decay, it will still need to be included in your daily oral hygiene routine... read more »

How to Help Your Child Avoid Cavities While They’re Young

Did you know your child’s smile is vulnerable to cavities, even though their little chompers just grew into place? Well, it’s true. This is why it’s important to help your child prevent dental cavities while they’re young. This problem is common and it is often referred to as baby bottle tooth decay. To help your child avoid cavities while they’re... read more »

Whitening Toothpaste Can Remove Surface Stains from Your Tooth Enamel

If you were to look at the surfaces of your teeth under a powerful microscope, you would see a plethora of microscopic pores and textures. When you consume dark beverages and foods, like chocolate and dark berries, tiny dark particles can become trapped on these textured surfaces. If they’re not removed in a timely manner, they could work their way... read more »