A Brief Overview of Lockjaw

In your lifetime, chances are you have heard a horror story about someone who knows someone that had lockjaw. Without knowing what this really is, lockjaw can sound absolutely terrifying. Picturing yourself unable to open your mouth and communicate what is wrong does not sound like anyone’s wish, and for good reason Your Tampa dentist [...]

Crown vs Veneer

When looking at ways to artificially improve the look of your smile or particular teeth, your dentist may recommend two things: crowns or veneers. If you’re given the option of both, it is important to know the difference so you can make your mouth look just the way you want it. While both a crown [...]

Establishing a dental program with your kids

You are a parent concerned with your kids dental health, you have more in common with your Tampa dentist than you think. Many moms and dads—even Tampa dentists—struggle to keep their children’s mouths and teeth clean. Dr. Tindell is a father of two– ages 33, 37. “As you can imagine, there can be a wide [...]

Preparing for Oral Surgery

The idea of surgery can strike fear in many patients. For those considering oral surgery, this potentially unknown area of your body can seem overwhelming. Any surgery can send you into a panic, but oral surgery doesn’t have to be one of them. If your Tampa dentist suggests oral surgery, don’t be afraid to ask [...]

How Often Should You Visit your Dentist?

Good oral hygiene starts at home, but that doesn't mean you don't need to visit your dentist. Brushing twice a day, flossing, and avoiding sugar food and drink are great ways to maintain your oral health, alongside regular visits to your Tampa dentist. If you have healthy teeth, you may not visit your dentist as [...]

Veneers: Are they Worth It?

If you’ve ever complained about the look of your teeth or wondered how people get those perfect, white teeth, you may be interested in veneers. Those teeth you’ve envied on celebrities or friends may not be natural: they may come from veneers. This probably seems like a quick and easy fix to give you shiny, [...]

What to Expect from Dental X-Rays

If you regularly visit your dentist for cleanings and maintenance, chances are they have asked you for x-rays. Dental x-rays are a common part of the dental care routine, done to diagnose and prevent issues that could cause significant oral pain. Oral x-rays done by your Tampa dentist are not like your typical body x-rays, [...]

4 Tips for How to Get Beautiful and Healthy Teeth

A smile can often be the first impression you make with someone. Don’t let unhealthy teeth make people do a double-take. Proper oral hygiene may seem like just another chore, but if can lead to a healthier mouth, gums, and teeth. Getting beautiful and healthy teeth can be done with just a few easy steps. [...]

What is Orofacial Pain?

If you’ve ever experience pain in your face or oral cavity, then you’ve had orofacial pain. This particular oral issue can be caused by a number of factors and even has specialized Tampa dentists to provide care. This diagnosis, treatment, and management of orofacial pain can vary from patient to patient, but the field has [...]

When to Pull a Child’s Loose Tooth

If you have a child, you may be experiencing the time when baby teeth are coming loose in order to make room for their adult, permanent teeth. For some children, a loose tooth can be exciting, and a time to show off, for other children, this can be a time of fear and pain when [...]