It is estimated that over 5 million teeth are knocked out yearly and a significant portion of these dental traumas occur on the playing field or court. Each dislodged tooth requires several trips to the dentist and hundreds of dollars in restoration expenses. Not to mention pain! I’m Dr. Brett Felton of Felton Dental Care […]
If you are a teenager or the parent of a teenager, today’s Felton Dental Care post is for you. Today’s post discusses dental issues of special concern to adolescents. Dental risks for Missoula teens include both developmental and lifestyle-related factors. At Felton Dental Care, we see tooth decay and gum disease far too often in […]
The best time to start dental check-ups for young children is when their teeth first appear. This may seem a bit early, however it is a great time to become acquainted with preventative dentistry.
Hello Montana, let’s talk about the root canal procedure (“endodontic therapy” in dentist – speak). The root canal may be the most cringe-worthy dental treatment commonly done today, but it is important that dental patients in the Frenchtown, Orchard Homes, and Wye areas know what is happening during this anxiety – inducing, though routine, procedure. […]
For those of you in the Lolo area who feel pain when you sip your morning coffee or who cringe each time you brush or floss, general dentistry at Felton Dental Care is here for you. Dr. Brett Felton has been treating this common trouble since 2007. The first line of defense against tooth sensitivity […]
Life gets busy. Sometimes it seems impossible to keep up with everything you “gotta do”. At Felton Dental Care, we understand that. But we encourage you to think twice before you cancel or postpone a dental checkup because you think it’s less important than the other twenty things on your to-do list. Twice-yearly dental exams […]
At Felton Dental Care, we stay abreast of new discoveries in the exciting field of dentistry and occasionally share interesting facts with our patients. Today’s post focuses on new findings in a compelling field of research: genetic dentistry. “About 60% of the risk for tooth decay appears to be due to genetic factors.” Mary L. […]
When we are young, we feel invincible. We think we will live forever, and we know more than our parents. As we age, we soon discover that invincibility fades, forever isn’t as long as we thought, and we begin to appreciate the collective wisdom of those who have gone before us. Since you have probably […]
During your child’s first check-up at our Missoula office, we can discuss sealants, a clear layer of plastic applied to the grooved surfaces of the teeth.
Though we don’t often think about it, Lolo children as young as 9 or 10 months of age can be infected with cavity producing bacteria, which cause cavities and tooth decay. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that almost 20% of children 2 to 5 have untreated cavities, and the percentage rises in children over 6. 1