Diagnosing and Identifying Oral Lichen Planus

Oral Lichen Planus Symptoms

We all know the fundamentals of maintaining our oral health. Brush and floss twice daily, rinse with mouthwash and visit the dentist regularly. These steps are generally enough to keep our smile looking and feeling great when done consistently and well. For some patients, oral health conditions make it necessary to take additional steps to […]

How Salivary Gland Disorders Impact Your Smile

Dry mouth from salivary gland disorder

We make important first impressions with our smiles every day. Anytime we meet someone professionally, casually, or romantically, it impacts our interactions. Research has shown that the state of our smile can impact our success in careers and relationships. Thankfully, maintaining a healthy smile is easy with regular brushing, flossing, and mouthwash use. At least, […]

The Hidden Dangers of the Sparkling Water Trend

Woman drinking sparkling water

You can’t go through a day without hearing notifications about how drinking water is important for our health. Our doctors talk about it; there are notices at the gym, and even TikTok, Facebook, and other social media platforms are inundated with these notifications. However, TikTok has suggested that there may be a way around having […]

Dental Health PSA: Stop Chewing Ice!

Glass filled with Ice and Hand Holding Ice Cube

If your dentist has ever told you to stop, or avoid, chewing ice, you may be wondering why. After all, ice is no-calorie and can’t possibly be a risk to your teeth, can it? The unfortunate truth is that this habit, which some find to be satisfying and a good way to avoid snacking, can […]

Foods That Naturally Contain Fluoride


Fluoride is an incredible substance that is quite revered in the world of dentistry. This simple mineral can do something little else can. It can improve the strength and durability of the body’s most durable substance, our enamel. When its oral health properties were discovered, it didn’t take long before it found its way into […]

Can You Go Swimming After Dental Surgery

Swimmer in the pool

Undergoing dental surgery is a significant decision, and ensuring a successful recovery requires following the post-operative instructions for care closely. A critical part of your recovery is understanding what activities are recommended and which ones you should avoid until you heal thoroughly. Swimming may seem safe, even after dental surgery, but risks are involved. If […]

Do You Have These 5 Bad Dental Habits?

Woman picking teeth with toothpick

There’s a lot of discussion about all the dental habits that are good for your health. The cornerstone is a healthy diet, consistent brushing, flossing, and mouthwash use. However, there’s less discussion about the dental habits that you should avoid to protect your oral health. Dickey Dental provides all our patients with comprehensive oral healthcare […]

What You Should Know About Group A Streptococcal Infections

Child Getting Inspection for Strep Throat

Bacteria known as group A streptococcus are frequently detected on the skin and throat. Sore throats, usually strep throat, are frequently brought on by group A streptococcal infections. This bacterium can also result in skin infections like impetigo and cellulitis and a rash frequently called scarlet fever. What Should You Know About Strep A? Rheumatic […]

What Should I Do If My Molar Broke Off at the Gum Line?

Person with Broken Molar Near Gumline

An urgent dental situation is a broken molar since it might cause extreme pain, minor chipping, and fractures. Therefore, see a dentist immediately if a molar has broken off at or below your gum line. Broken teeth are more prone to decay and infection because they lack the protective enamel shielding healthy teeth’ nerves and […]

Where Do These Pimples On The Tongue Come From?

Tongue Pimple

You aren’t alone if you’ve ever felt a hard bump on your tongue and discovered that it looks quite a bit like a pimple. However, since actual pimples require a collection of dirt and oil to collect in pores, you can rest easy it’s not a pimple. There are numerous reasons that these hard bumps […]