Oral health is important to not only the appearance of your smile, but to your overall health and wellness. General dentistry includes preventative dental services and a wide variety of basic dental treatments including fillings, mouth guards, and sealants. At the dental office of Dr. Mel A. Burchman, Family Dentistry, we offer all general dentistry services for your entire family. 

Tune into our dentistry blog to learn everything you need to know about oral health and dental treatments. For all of your general family dentistry needs, contact us to schedule an appointment today!

  1. Bring Holiday Cheer While Avoiding Cavities! (Part Two)

    Don’t spend the new year getting cavities filled and take a few couple steps to ensure a merry and dazzling smile! In part one, we provided a couple of simple, practical tips to keep your teeth cavity-free around the holidays such as sticking to your dental routine and drinking water — don’t m…Read More

  2. Bring Holiday Cheer While Avoiding Cavities! (Part One)

    Do you love the treats that are associated with the holidays, but worry about what all the sugar is doing to your teeth? The holidays are chock full of celebrations that are abundant in cakes, cookies, and booze — whether you are joining your work team to celebrate the ending of another year or ha…Read More

  3. When Do You Need to Get a Tooth Extracted?

    Tooth extractions are a last-ditch effort to maintain overall dental health, and when they can, dentists will do all they can to preserve the natural tooth. A full set of teeth is vital not only to our oral health but how we speak and digest food; needless to say, our teeth play a crucial part in ou…Read More

  4. Entertaining Facts About Teeth

    Teeth not only add to your aesthetic appearance, but they also serve as a function for forming words, eating, and providing a glimpse into your overall health. They are the first part of the digestion process and can indicate health concerns, such as heart disease. Teeth are an often overlooked part…Read More

  5. What is Air-Abrasion in High-Tech Dentistry?

    If you are one of the many with a hostile reservation when it comes to loud dental drilling and experiencing invasive procedures to prepare and repair dental health issues, air-abrasion is a high-tech and innovative dental technique that minimizes both! The dentist is not a doctor that people love t…Read More

  6. 6 Effects of Missing a Tooth

    Losing your baby teeth as a kid is a rite of passage. It’s a sign that you’re getting older and might be finding a quarter or two under your pillow after a visit from the tooth fairy. Unfortunately, losing a tooth as an adult is much less fun. It’s often a sign of a more serious dental health …Read More

  7. Symptoms and Causes of TMJ

    Temporomandibular joint disorder, commonly referred to by the acronyms TMJ, TMJD, or TMD, is a condition that affects the temporomandibular joint, jaw muscles, and nerves on either one or both sides of the head. People suffering from TMJ can experience a variety of symptoms that may last for many ye…Read More

  8. The Deal With Gum Disease

    While most people have heard of gum disease — also referred to as periodontal disease or periodontitis — some don’t understand what causes it and the dangers it presents. With that in mind, we’re going to take a closer look at gum disease today. You’ll learn the signs, the causes, and how …Read More

  9. 4 Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

    Let’s paint the picture. You’ve just gotten home after a long day dealing with frigid winter temperatures. All you want to do is warm up with a nice, hot cup of cocoa with some tiny marshmallows. You’ve fixed it all up, and you’re ready for that nice warmth to wash over you, when suddenly, i…Read More

  10. 6 Reasons You Need Regular Dental Checkups

    Going to the dentist probably isn’t too high on your list of fun activities, but it is incredibly important that you go at least once every six months. Whether you have dental anxiety or a busy schedule, your health depends on these checkups. With that in mind, we have gathered six of the biggest …Read More

  11. Bad Breath: What Causes it and How to Prevent it

    Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is an oral health issue that affects people of all ages. Not only does it make socializing with others uncomfortable, it can hugely impact someone’s sense of self. In order to properly fight against bad breath, it is important to understand what causes it, and …Read More