J. Lee Pettigrew’s Blog
July 4, 2023
A toothache can occur with no warning. It can be difficult to focus on anything else when experiencing dental pain. If a toothache has interrupted your plans for the day, don’t panic. Here’s how to keep your discomfort under control until you can see your emergency dentist.
May 5, 2023
It can be incredibly alarming to sustain a blow to the face, look down at the ground, and notice one of your pearly whites has been knocked out! But when this happens, there’s no reason to let panic set in—the world isn’t ending, and the solution can be resolved with the help of your emergency dentist! However, you might wonder if you can replace the tooth in its socket yourself, rather than visiting your provider. Here’s more about what you should do if you have a knocked-out tooth and some tips for preventing additional teeth from being lost.(more…)
March 3, 2023
Toothaches can be frustrating—and they often have the annoying knack of occurring when it’s least convenient! But have you ever experienced a toothache that seemed to become worse at nighttime? Needless to say, this can make it quite difficult to get a good night’s rest. Here’s more from your dentist about what causes tooth pain to worsen at nighttime, along with some tips for alleviating your discomfort and getting back to bed.(more…)
January 15, 2023
A picture-perfect smile is possible with veneers; however, they are a big investment. Bonding them to the front surfaces of the teeth visible when smiling addresses many imperfections at once. You can save time and money because you won’t need multiple treatments. Unfortunately, veneers don’t last forever, but they can thrive for a decade or longer with the correct care. Here’s how you can get the most out of your veneers before needing replacements.
November 1, 2022
You’ll have plenty of reasons to smile during the holidays as you gather with friends and loved ones. Don’t let tooth discoloration hold you back from feeling your best. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the foods and drinks you choose can stain your enamel. You don’t have to skip your seasonal favorites. Here are 4 Thanksgiving foods to watch out for and what you can do to protect your pearly whites.
October 14, 2022
A beautiful smile is associated with youth, success, and confidence. Besides the color, size, and shape of your teeth, their alignment is equally important. Unfortunately, few people have straight teeth naturally. Whether you missed your chance for braces as a child, or your teeth have moved over the years, alignment issues are more than an aesthetic concern. Here are 6 health benefits of correcting bite and alignment problems.
September 11, 2022
There is a range of situations that can lead to a dental emergency. Getting hit in the face when playing contact sports or biting down on something that chips or breaks a tooth are a few common causes. Experiencing a dental emergency is never a fun situation. Though some situations aren’t always easy to avoid, others are. Read on to learn five useful tips that will help you avoid emergency dental visits.(more…)
July 3, 2022
Is a toothache keeping you awake at night? It might be time to see an emergency dentist. Contrary to common belief, occasional tooth pain isn’t normal. It often indicates there’s a serious problem brewing in your mouth, but is a toothache a dental emergency? Yes! You don’t want to try to wait out the pain because it probably won’t go away without any treatment. Not to mention, you might end up losing your tooth. Here’s why you shouldn’t ignore dental pain.
May 6, 2022
Until the fountain of youth is discovered, you can expect your appearance to change over the years. Unfortunately, gray hair and wrinkles aren’t the only signs you’re getting older. Age can take a toll on your smile. Thankfully, cosmetic dentistry can turn back the clock. Here are 4 options to reveal a younger smile.
March 15, 2022
From porcelain veneers to teeth whitening, there is no denying that cosmetic dentistry is a big part of contemporary living. In fact, in studies performed by the American Association of Orthodontists, nearly 90% of patients wanted to have their teeth whitened. Though cosmetic dentistry is widely available and a common way to improve one’s smile, it’s changed a lot over time. Read on to learn about how this collection of services has evolved to become what we are familiar with today.(more…)