Don’t Let Dental Phobia Ruin Your Oral Health

Dental phobia is a common fear that plagues millions of Americans. Estimates say that 5 to 8 percent of Americans avoid going to the dentist because they are afraid. Here at Robert Rust Jr., DMD, we strive to make you feel safe. We understand that dental phobia is a common... Read more »

Dental Sealants Can Help Protect Teeth

Molars and premolars in the rear of your mouth can sometimes have deep pits and contours on the biting surface. Teeth that have particularly deep contours can sometimes get food particles and plaque stuck in them. In some cases, even a quality toothbrush and abrasive toothpaste simply can’t get all... Read more »

Importance of Oral Cancer Screening

Chances are good that you’ve sat in our office once or twice before filling out surveys about your medical history. You might have even wondered how some of those questions relate to your basic routine dental checkup. Then at the end of the checkup your dentist probably looked around your... Read more »

What to Expect During Your Child’s First Dental Visit

If you are bringing your child into our office for their first dental visit, there is nothing you need to worry about. First visits are generally meant to help your child feel comfortable in the dental chair now and in the future. During the first visit, you can expect the... Read more »

Mapping Out Your Geographic Tongue

Have you developed red, smooth patches on your tongue which change in size and shape and resemble islands on a map? If so, then you may geographic tongue, a condition that also goes by the names of erythema migrans and benign migratory glossitis. You may have several questions about geographic... Read more »

The True History Of False Teeth

If you think false teeth are gross then just see what people used to use to replace missing teeth. Ancient Egypt, Ancient Teeth Around 1500 B.C., the ancient Egyptians became the first people known to use false teeth. They took human teeth (not necessarily their own) and threaded them with... Read more »

Can You Brush And Floss Your Teeth Too Hard?

The daily routine of brushing and flossing teeth may not be something you think a lot about. But did you know that how your brush can cause damage to your mouth? Learn about what happens if your brush and floss too hard. Problems From Brushing and Flossing Too Hard You... Read more »

Oral Piercings and Dental Health

Before you decide to have your tongue pierced, it is important to understand the associated risks. While oral piercings may look cool or make a statement, they can lead to complications if you fail to take proper precautions. While getting an oral piercing does not guarantee problems, those that decide... Read more »

Losing Your First Tooth

Do you remember when you lost your first tooth? This is a big milestone in a child’s life and children react in a variety of ways. We encourage parents to talk with your children about this process to calm any fears they might have about losing their baby teeth and... Read more »

Spring Cleaning your Teeth

If you’re busy spring cleaning, why not add a spring dental cleaning to your to-clean list? We know how important a healthy smile is, and we’re happy to help you out with your spring cleaning (of your teeth, that is)!Visit us for a cleaning so we can remove any plaque... Read more »