Decoding Dental Lingo – What Your Dentist Is Really Saying 

  The dental terminology staff uses during your exam is a reliable way for dentists to quickly notate which teeth have issues that need to be addressed and the severity of the correction required. Being able to understand the dental lingo you hear during your appointment will allow you to learn more about the state […]

Getting a Dental Crown? Avoid these Foods After Placement

Restoring damaged teeth through the use of a dental crown is an effective way to restore and protect your smile. When you receive a temporary crown, you will need to be mindful of the foods you eat as temporary crowns are not cemented into place. Additionally, permanent crowns will also require staying away from the […]

The Impact of Diabetes On Your Dental Health 

  Diabetes is a debilitating disease that negatively impacts more than 29 million adults in the United States. Roughly 84 million people, or one in three adults, have the risk of being prediabetic. Diabetes doesn’t just impact the way your body responds to sugar.    Learn how diabetes has an impact on your dental health […]

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.   […]