Damon R. Johnson DDS Dental Excellence Blog

Stay informed with our oral health tips & fun facts about dentistry. We want to share our experience & expertise to help you make the best decision about your dental care & take better care of your teeth. Check back regularly to learn more about that art, science & everyday habits that contribute to a clean, beautiful smile.

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What’s a Frenectomy & Why Get One

A frenectomy is a medical procedure that removes connective tissue in your mouth. This can happen in one of two areas, at the skin connecting your lips to your gums, or under your tongue. You may have noticed the folds of skin in your mouth. This is called a frenum or frenulum. You may wonder…

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Contributing Factors to Bruxism

While the full root cause of bruxism, or habitual teeth grinding, isn’t fully understood, there are several factors that can contribute to this behavior. Below is a list of some of the most common causes & some ideas to try to remove these potential causes.

What to Expect at an Oral Cancer Screening

Screenings are a great way to help detect cancer when it is at early stages & is more treatable. It can be intimidating going into a screening, so here are some things to expect when going to your first oral cancer screening at the dentist.

Why the Bad Guy Has Bad Teeth

The villains of our favorite stories often have certain characteristics that define them as villains. They scheme toward some evil end, wear dark clothes & cackle maniacally into the night air. They also tend to have pretty nasty smiles. A set of abnormal teeth lends an instantly recognizable aesthetic to villains, telling us that this…

How dyes target plaque to brush away

Often used as a training tool for children to brush effectively, dyes that highlight plaque buildup—or biofilm—have become more mainstream as effective delivery methods are incorporated into normal dental hygiene products. Originally in the form of a tablet, this temporary dye now can be found in specialized toothpaste & mouthwash.

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