An Effective Flossing Technique Cleans Several Key Areas

When residual food particles and plaque are not thoroughly removed from your teeth they can harden into tartar. When this happens, the constant bacterial presence near the gum line leads directly to the inflammation associated with gum disease.   The American Dental Association recommends that you brush and floss your teeth twice a day as part of a consistent oral... read more »

What to do if a Crown Comes Out

When Robert Rust Jr., DMD cemented your crown in place it was intended to restore the tooth for a very long time. Unfortunately, there are times when something like a hard fall, blow to the face, or periodontal disease can knock a crown out or compromise the cement holding it in place. If you lose a crown you need to... read more »

How Diet Can Affect Your Oral Health

Our bodies are wonderful machines. They process an incredible variety of fuel (in the form of food) every day. And we know that what we put in them can affect our health and overall wellness. But did you know that your diet can also have a dramatic effect on your mouth? Keeping a good diet is important to keep up... read more »

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 issue for many patients and we take the necessary efforts... read more »