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 »

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 »