Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Could a Silent Nite® Treat Your Sleep Apnea?

If you snore loudly at night, did you know that it could be a sign that you have sleep apnea? When you sleep, the muscles and soft tissues in your throat and mouth may relax and shrink your airway, which could cause your uvula and palate to vibrate and snoring... Read more »

Toothaches and the Dentist

Do you know when to take a toothache to the dentist? Not many people do, since we tend to wait to see a dentist until we’re sure a problem tooth isn’t just a temporary toothache, but something much more serious. The truth is that you need to see a dentist... Read more »

Your Smile and Choosing a Dental Floss

Are you seeking to improve your oral health? Have you considered what the best form of dental floss may be to help improve your oral health? There are multiple forms of dental floss to help keep your teeth clean and gums clear of plaque and bacteria. That is why choosing... Read more »

Common Questions Concerning Dry Mouth

Treating dry mouth includes being aware of what it is. Dry mouth is an oral health condition that on its own isn't particularly dangerous to your mouth, but it can lead to several health risks. This is because dry mouth causes a downturn in the saliva. This can give rise... Read more »

On the Subject of Sensitive Teeth

You're minding your own business, happily licking a french vanilla ice cream cone like a dog with a bone. Then ... Ouch! Your left lower bicuspid sends you sharp pain. This may be the first warning sign of a cavity, or it may be that your teeth have become sensitive.... Read more »

Toothache Relief Tips

If you ever had a toothache, then you know how uncomfortable they can be. Toothaches can strike at any time, and without proper relief, you could be in line for a dental disaster. Drs. Ranson and Ranson with Ranson & Ranson DDS PC Family Dental in Morton, Illinois, understand the... Read more »

A Small Cavity Might Be Treated with a Dental Filling

A buildup of plaque acids, in combination with the acids in your food can gradually start to weaken the mineral density of tooth enamel. In time this could cause a cavity to develop on the tooth. As the tooth decay starts to progress, you might notice heightened sensitivity in the... Read more »