Chipped A Tooth? Don’t Panic and Follow These Steps 

  Your teeth may be the hardest tissue in the entire body, but that doesn’t mean they’re indestructible. Experiencing a chipped or cracked tooth after biting down on a hard object is a common occurrence and happens to the best of us. If you’ve just chipped a tooth, don’t panic! Follow these steps to preserve […]

Is My Night Guard Still Effective With a Hole In It?

  A night guard is an extremely common dental device that helps to protect the teeth from teeth grinding or Bruxism. Whether your teeth grinding is due to a specific circumstance such as stress, or it is a chronic condition, a night guard can prevent further damage and protect your smile. However, night guards aren’t […]

5 Things To Know Before Your First Root Canal

  If your dentist recommended that you need a root canal, it is likely that you have many questions regarding the procedure. While dental professionals are always here to help answer any questions you may have, many patients find themselves more comfortable in researching treatments on their own. Tompkins Dental is here to help put […]

Managing Your Dental Anxiety With IV Sedation

  Do you feel extremely anxious when going to the dentist? Many patients feel anxiety, stress, and outright fear when it comes to scheduling and attending dental appointments. While it is quite common and perfectly normal, you should never let your anxiety interfere with maintaining your overall dental health.   There are several effective methods […]

Easter Candy Do’s and Don’ts

  Another candy-centered holiday is upon us, and parents everywhere are once again worried about the impact Easter candy will have on their kids’ teeth. Tompkins dental is here to provide our patients’ parents some tips on what treats are right to put in those Easter baskets, and which ones to avoid with these Easter […]

Never Feel Anxious in the Dental Chair Again With Twilight IV Sedation

  If you are someone who’s dental anxiety is so strong that it keeps you from visiting the dentist, you’re not alone. Tompkins Dental is proud to offer our patients the option of Intravenous Sedation, also referred to as Dental Intravenous Anesthesia, or “Twilight Sedation,” for their dental treatment.   Twilight IV Sedation will help […]

Experiencing Increased Sugar Cravings? Here’s Why

  Are you the type of person that needs a dessert to follow every meal? Alternatively, perhaps your sweet tooth strikes most while sitting at your desk during the afternoon stretch. Sugar cravings are common and can often be explained by simple things, like a side effect from certain foods or bad nutritional habits.   […]

Traditional Dental Floss Vs. Water Flossers

  Many of our patients wonder just how vital it is to make an additional investment into electronic cleaning devices. With the advent of new technologies comes higher price tags, and it may leave you wondering if they actually clean better than their manual counterparts.   When it comes to the health of your teeth […]

6 Common Dental Myths, Debunked

  There are many reasons why patients put off going to the dentist, and many stem from fears associated with dental anxiety. Persistent myths regarding dental care often perpetuate these fears. Not every bit of gossip you hear is valid, so Tompkins dental rounded up the six most common dental myths we hear from our […]

10 Secrets Your Teeth Are Telling Your Dentist

  Sometimes what you tell your dentist about your oral and lifestyle habits is different from the story your teeth tell. During your routine dental check-up, your dentist can uncover important clues about your overall health just by looking into your mouth.   Here’s a list of the 10 telling secrets your teeth share with […]