Picking the Right Toothbrush

Going shopping for a new toothbrush can be daunting, but picking the right toothbrush is important to your oral health. It can be overwhelming when you are faced with a long row of toothbrushes with varying styles, colors and bristle strength and then there is the option of manual or power brushes, but we want to help you through that... read more »

Three Options for Your Flossing Needs

Are you using the right kind of dental floss for your smile? When it comes to the sea of choices at the store, how do you know which floss would work for you? To help you understand your many options, Dr. Brian J. Waggle and our team at Northpointe Dental in Zanesville, Ohio, is happy to help you navigate through... read more »

Dental Veneers Are Like Mini Miracles for Your Mouth

Dental veneers are like mini miracles for your mouth. Although they are very thin layers that are used to bond with the fronts of teeth, they are extremely durable and well-intended for the functions with which they are designed. Not only can they conceal abnormalities and errors of the fronts of your teeth, they can even correct spacing issues and... read more »

Dental Gift Ideas for the Holidays

If you’re having a hard time coming up with stocking-stuffer ideas for the holiday season, we have a great suggestion: why not give your friends and loved ones the gift of some free dental services? It’s a great gift that benefits their health and isn’t something they’d traditionally expect. So, what kinds of dental gifts can you give? Let’s take... read more »

A Better Smile Begins With a Better Brush

A better smile begins with a better brush. Not just how you brush your teeth and gums, but what type of brush you are using. If your brush is not the right size, it may be missing areas of your mouth where plaque can build up and eventually lead to tooth decay. The more you do to protect your teeth... read more »

How to Keep Your Smile Stunning as You Age

With so much stress in our world around us, it’s easy to lose track of simple habits like brushing your teeth. This can result in dangerous health effects. Did you know there is a link between your oral health and your overall body health? Well, it’s true! As you age, you can be at higher risks for other dental conditions... read more »

Keeping Your Mouth Healthy During Your Pregnancy

Good oral health is an important component of overall wellness, and wellness helps ensure a healthy pregnancy. If you are expecting a baby, there are some things you should know about changes in and potential challenges to your oral health. The most important thing to remember about your oral health while you’re pregnant is to not let it fall by... read more »

What is Gingivitis?

Most people have heard the term gingivitis before but you might not understand the gravity of it and how it can have a serious impact on your overall oral health. On a basic level gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease. Also known as periodontal disease the earliest symptoms include red swollen gums. Gum tissue can also bleed easily... read more »

What Is Crown Lengthening?

Crown lengthening is a procedure where gum and bone tissue are recontoured to expose more of the tooth crown, making teeth appear taller. This surgery is used to treat gum disease, fix a tooth that is broken below the gum line, or alter the appearance of teeth covered by too much gum tissue. Your dentist performs this minor surgery through... read more »

All About Intraoral Cameras

An intraoral camera is a small, handheld device that allows your dentist to take images of your mouth. These images can be 25 to 50 times their normal size, allowing the dentist to examine your teeth in a way they can’t through a reflection on a mirror (or even through an x-ray). The intraoral camera is about the size of... read more »