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 »

Can Turmeric Whiten Your Teeth?

We are constantly being asked about natural teeth whitening trends our patients have read about online, in magazines, or heard about from close friends. Whiter, brighter teeth are a much sought after goal in modern society. But what about safety and effectiveness? Today, we're going to look at three commonly... Read more »

Without Professional Treatment a Chipped Tooth Could Develop a New Cavity

Minor dental fractures and chips that are limited to a tooth’s enamel layer don’t always cause immediate distress or sensitivity. Yet you shouldn’t let the lack of initial discomfort lull you into a false sense of security. As time goes on the aberrations in the tooth’s enamel layer can start... Read more »

What is a Mouthguard?

Your doctor, Dr. Ellis K. List, encourages you to protect your smile with a mouthguard when you play high-contact sports and participate in activities that can damage your smile. But what is a mouthguard? To help you know more about this beneficial appliance, our dental team is happy to share... Read more »

Professional Dental Cleanings & Exams

It’s time for your routine dental appointment again. Our dentist and team recommend that these appointments occur at least every six months. For the sake of your smile’s health, we urge that you do not put off or ignore these appointments. Our team can help you to improve and maintain... Read more »

A Dental Bridge Can Be Installed to Restore a Tooth Lost to an Untreated Cavity

Chronic poor oral hygiene practices and a failure to attend your routine dental checkups can allow a minor cavity to escalate into a severe case of tooth decay. In some of these instances, a tooth might be so significantly compromised that a dentist like Dr. Ellis K. List cannot viably... Read more »

Principles of Flossing

Everyone knows that brushing twice a day for two minutes each time is vital for good oral health. This one practice removes plaque and oral debris from the tooth's flat surfaces and gumline. However, your toothbrush can't reach those in spaces between teeth. And that's where flossing comes in. Unlike... Read more »