Five Tips for Better Brushing

Happy young couple brushing their teeth

We all clean our teeth (hopefully). However, there is a lot of misinformation about doing it correctly. With the advent of the internet, people have never had such excellent access to information about oral health. But, there has also never been a worse time for exposure to myths about teeth cleaning that are not true. […]

Signs of Periodontal Disease

A cheerful woman in a dental chair undergoing teeth cleaning.

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a common oral health condition that affects the gums and bones that support the teeth. If left untreated, this problem can lead to tooth loss and other serious health problems.  Understanding periodontal disease symptoms is essential to prevent its progression and maintain good oral health. Here are […]

What Causes Bad Breath, and How do You Fix it?

A concerned man suffering from halitosis checking his breath.

They’re in your mouth! Thousands upon thousands, waiting to generate one of the things we dislike most about our mouths—bad breath.  It ruins dates, kills confidence, and affects how you approach talking to people. But what lives in your mouth that causes bad breath, why does it happen, and how can you avoid it? Here’s […]

What to know about cavities

A woman with a toothbrush suffering from toothache.

Cavities are an oral health issue that many of us start dealing with at a young age. Most people who have gotten a dental filling know that a cavity is a hole in the tooth—and to an extent, they are correct, but there is a lot more to the process than that. Here is some […]

How to prevent and avoid discolored teeth 

Smiling happy woman holding a photo of her discolored yellow teeth taken before treatment.

Avoiding discolored teeth is much more complicated than one might think. While discoloration of the tooth can occur when the root dies due to injury, we often see discoloration stemming from eating certain foods and drinking certain beverages.  So what do you specifically need to avoid if you don’t want discolored teeth? Are there treatments […]

New year, new smile! 

Cheerful young man showing nice teeth in his smile.

New Year’s Resolutions are a great way to identify a goal that will better your life. They come in many forms, ranging from something as simple as reading a book to as extreme as finishing an ultra marathon. At Neville Family Dentistry, we often see a popular resolution in dentistry: New Year, New Smile. But […]

What is an FSA, and How Do You Use it?

Smiling young woman in a dental chair.

Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) are a great benefit offered by employers. On top of traditional health and dental insurance, these handy accounts allow you to pay for dental expenses that traditional plans may not cover.  Many jobs offer FSAs, but you may need clarification about how to access the money to pay for dental expenses, […]

Choosing a Dental Insurance Plan

Dental insurance form on the wooden table.

Choosing a dental insurance plan can be more complicated than you’d think. With the hundreds upon hundreds of programs available, there may be only a few that can fit you and your family’s needs.  But where do you start? It’s counter-intuitive, but the last thing you want to do is start punching different keywords into […]

Dentophobia: How to Face Your Fear of the Dentist 

A dentist and a little girl suffering from dental phobia sitting in a dental chair.

There is zero shame in being nervous or afraid of oral health treatment. It is hard to know what is happening as the Neville Dental Group team works to help your smile.  These are very normal reactions when going to an appointment for your teeth. Feeling trapped and claustrophobic is something a lot of patients […]