Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... 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 »

Are Your Teeth Ready for Summer Travel?

With summer almost hear you may be planning a family road trip or a romantic getaway for a few days. Whatever your travel plans may be, you need to make sure that your teeth are up to the trip. The start of summer is a great time to schedule everyone... Read more »

Oral Piercings Can Damage Your Teeth and Gums

Our dentist, Dr. Ellis K. List, wants you to have the top-notch smile and oral health you deserve. This is why he encourages you to properly clean and care for your teeth and gums regularly. One way you can care for them is by avoiding oral piercings. Little did you... Read more »

When You Need a Mouthguard

If you ever watch professional sports, you’ve seen athletes playing with their mouthguards. It makes sense that professional athletes need a mouthguard, but are they necessary for an average weekend warrior? Well, it depends on what you’re doing, and the risk presented to your teeth. Today, we’ll look at moments... Read more »

Potential Treatments for TMJ Disorder

Our team at Ellis K. List, DDS, PA is pleased to offer TMJ dentistry so that patients can receive treatment for jaw problems associated with their facial muscles. Today we list a few potential treatments for TMJ disorder to help you better understand your options for improving jaw health. Your... Read more »

Toothbrush Care Tips 101

Did you know there are things you need to do to care for your toothbrush? Well, it’s true! In fact, if your toothbrush is dirty, then you are brushing your teeth with a dirty toothbrush. That is why it is essential to keep your smile clean and free from bacteria... Read more »

Simple Tips to Help Recover After a Tooth Extraction

Sometimes the only way to treat a badly decayed or traumatized tooth is to have our doctor, Dr. Ellis K. List extract it. This will also remove all remnants of the roots from the gums, alleviate pain, and prevent a potential infection. After your extraction, the doctor mayl likely provide... Read more »

Your Smile, Your Dentist, and You

Building a better smile includes following a prevention plan to address the oral health risks in your day-to-day life. Ideally, you will need to make sure you are protecting your teeth and gums. If you are at risk for certain oral health ailments, you will need to adjust your dental... Read more »