A Review of Your Smile’s Relationship With Your Body

The quality of your general health is directly linked to the status of your smile. Poor oral health puts your body at risk by increasing your chances of developing harmful health conditions. We offer you the facts on the relationship between your mouth and other areas of your body to... Read more »

Holiday Dentistry: Tooth Replacements

If you ever find yourself in a situation where you suffer from an oral accident or injury and require a tooth replacement, it is important to visit your dentist to ensure the right treatment can be given. Numerous treatments exist including dentures, dental implants, and dental bridges to repair your... Read more »

Maintain Optimum Oral Health with Enhanced Oral Health Care Treatments

If you want to achieve the best possible smile for not only aesthetic reasons but also for optimum oral health, it is important to always practice effective oral health care techniques that can drastically improve your smile. Caring for your teeth and gums is a daily routine that must be... Read more »

Teeth Whitening Mistakes That People Often Make

Are your teeth stained or discolored? Do you ever feel embarrassed to show off your smile? Teeth whitening may be the solution! Some great ways to whiten your teeth include coming to Southland Smiles for an in-office treatment or for a take-home whitening kit. We suggest that you always check... Read more »

A Tooth That Can’t Viably Be Treated by Endodontic Therapy Might Need to Be Replaced with a Dental Bridge

A large untreated cavity or a significant dental fracture can sometimes also traumatize the pulp or root of a tooth. When this happens you will likely experience persistent pain and discomfort. In a situation like this, you need to seek timely treatment from an experienced dentist like Dr. Richard Mantoan.... Read more »

Should You Get a Composite Filling?

Cavities can cause you to lose or break a tooth. They can also contribute to bad breath, and they can be very painful if left untreated. If a cavity appears in a tooth that is easily visible to other people, it can also be a source of embarrassment. Over the... Read more »

Talk to Your Dentist About Complete Dentures

Do you have teeth that have been compromised due to long-term problems such as cavities, tooth decay, chronic periodontal disease, or other dental problems? As a result of these oral issues, many of your teeth can be lost over time. This can alter the appearance of your smile, change the... Read more »

A Dental Crown Can Be Used to Treat or Restoring a Significantly Affected Tooth

As the years go by, a tooth can be altered by chips, fractures, cavities, old fillings, or cosmetic imperfections. Any one of these things can cause physical and even psychological distress. In many of these cases, Dr. Richard Mantoan might recommend treating or restoring it with a dental crown. This... Read more »

A Dental Filling Can Be Used to Repair a Tooth with a Modest Cavity

A cavity is a serious dental health condition that can compromise the integrity of a tooth. They are often the result of poor oral hygiene habits that allow bacteria to exploit the tooth enamel. As it starts to develop the tooth decay can cause significant discomfort. Without treatment by a... Read more »

Three Protective Measures You Can Take to Prevent Cavities in Your Smile

Preventing cavities isn’t difficult, it just requires diligence. But the benefits are worth it, because cavities can be painful, and if they are left untreated, they will only worsen. Cavities arise when bacteria and plaque wear holes in your tooth enamel, and tooth pain arises when the holes expose the... Read more »