Dry socket is an emergency dental condition that can sometimes occur following a tooth extraction. The cause of dry socket is usually loss of the blood clot that closes the wound. Symptoms of dry socket are severe shooting pains at the extraction site, one to three...

Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry are experts in treating and preventing gum diseases like gingivitis. If your gums are red and swollen or if they bleed easily, this could be a sign of gum disease. Gingivitis is a common bacterial infection that causes inflammation of...

At Mettler and Griego Family Dentistry, our main goal has always been to protect the health of our patients, our team, and our community. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we're closing the office for all elective dental treatment until April 6, 2020. We will...

Oral piercings are popular among younger generations because they a form of self-expression. Regular brushing and flossing can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease by ridding the mouth of harmful bacteria. Unfortunately, mouth piercings increase the opportunity for harmful bacteria to pervade in your...

Selecting a new toothbrush may sound easy, but unfortunately it isn't as easy as it seems. There are many considerations you must make so you find the one that works best for your teeth. The Toothbrush's Design You want a toothbrush with soft bristles. This is because...

If you have a broken tooth or a chipped tooth, you will know about it. You could have pain when you chew, you could experience sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, or you could have swelling near the gum depending on where the tooth is...

If you are like most, you understand that fluoride is good for children's teeth. You see it in your toothbrush ingredients and sometimes your mouth wash, but aren't anti-bacterial in toothpaste and alcohol burning mouthwash best for ridding the mouth of bacteria? The short answer...