Antiseptic Mouthwash Can Help Augment Your Daily Oral Hygiene Routine

The American Dental Association and professional dentists like Dr. Joseph Conard recommend brushing your teeth every morning, and night, as well as flossing at least once each day. With consistency, these basic oral hygiene practices will remove plaque, food material, and sugar residue from your mouth. This will reduce the... Read more »

How to Keep Your Smile for a Lifetime

Your teeth do so much for you and your smile; they allow you to eat with ease, brighten and beautify your smile, and help you to speak and articulate properly. So obviously, you’d like to keep your teeth for life. But how do you do that? What should you be... Read more »

Preventing Periodontal Disease

In its advanced stages, periodontal disease can cause the loss of teeth and even the jawbone. It is a fairly common disease, fairly serious, and easily preventable. Here are some more details about the disease and some tips on how to prevent it: Gum disease can progress unseen until it... Read more »

A Dental Implant with a Dental Crown Can Often Be Used to Replace a Knocked Out Tooth

The American Association of Endodontist estimates that nearly five million teeth are knocked out each year. Common causes include automotive collisions, household accidents, and sports injuries. Athletes who forgo using a quality mouth guard at the necessary times are at increased risk of suffering severe dental trauma from an unprotected... Read more »

A Dental Bleaching Treatment Can Fully Remove Dental Stains from Tooth Enamel

The tooth enamel layer on each of your teeth is made from a complex matrix of microscopic mineral crystals. This is what gives your teeth the hardness to bite, chew, and grind the foods you eat. At the same time, the surfaces of your teeth also have microscopic textures that... Read more »

What is Endodontics?

Have you ever heard of endodontics, but are unsure of what it was? If so, then we have the information you need! Here at Joseph R. Conard, DDS in Waynesville, North Carolina, we understand that not everyone is familiar with all the dental terminology, which is why we are happy... Read more »

How Gum Disease Can Destroy Your Smile

Have you ever thought about how gum disease can destroy your smile? If so, you are not alone. Many people do not realize that gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss among adults. That is why our team here at Joseph R. Conard, DDS in Waynesville, North Carolina,... Read more »

Tooth Loss Complications Can Be Treated with a Dental Implant

Losing a tooth can impact your mouth by more than a modest reduction in chewing efficiency. If the missing tooth was visible in your smile, it can alter your appearance and even cause you to slur your speech. As time goes on, the changes in dental structure can cause the... Read more »

Osseointegration Allows Titanium Dental Implants to Recreate the Natural Strength of a Restored Tooth

Losing a tooth to severe tooth decay, dental avulsion or a treatment-based extraction can impact the overall function of your mouth in a myriad of ways. Even if you adjust to the compromised ability to chew and any visible impairments to your smile, you could still suffer orthodontic complications later.... Read more »

Surgical Tooth Extraction Might Be Needed in Preparation for Dentures

Chronic struggles with tooth decay and periodontal disease can result in a mouth full of compromised or missing teeth. In some cases, the problem might be so severe that conventional dental restorations or multiple dental implants, might not be viable. That is why dentures can be a great option. These... Read more »