Three Ways to Prevent Oral Injury

In order to preserve your smile for the whole of your life, it’s important to reduce your risk of oral injury however you can. Unfortunately, tooth and jaw damage occurs quite often for babies learning to walk, active kids running and jumping, and anyone who plays high-contact sports. We encourage... Read more »

Don’t Ignore These Minor Dental Emergencies

You no doubt plan to see the dentist as soon as possible if you have a throbbing toothache or suffered some tooth damage from a fall or accident, as it’s very important to you to receive treatment. However, dental emergencies are only one reason for a dental visit, and you... Read more »

Got Dry Socket? Here’s What to Do

If you have dry socket, the first thing you should do is contact our office and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Konopka. Dry socket is a dangerous problem that occurs after a tooth has been extracted. It typically happens when the blood clot that forms over your socket... Read more »

A Clean Mouth Guard for a Happy Mouth

A mouth guard requires a good cleaning so it can truly protect your teeth and mouth. If it is not cleaned very well, you can risk getting a number of bacterial and fungal infections in your mouth. There is no need to worry, because if you regularly clean your mouth... Read more »

Oral Health FAQs

Most of us learned our dental hygiene habits when we were children. However, now that we are adults, many of us are interested in learning more about mouth health. Here are some frequently asked questions about oral health. What causes cavities? Though there are some exceptions, cavities are typically caused... Read more »

Dental Bridges and Tooth Loss

Even if you have pristine dental health and excellent hygiene habits that include brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting the dentists for regular checkups, a dental issue such as a missing tooth can significantly affect your smile. There is no shortage of tooth replacement services that... Read more »

What Is Causing the Sores in Your Mouth?

Your oral health encompasses more than just your teeth. It involves your oral tissues as well. Unfortunately, sores can develop in the mouth, and on the outside, which is fine when they go away within a week or two. But they don't always. Mouth sores can arise due to bacterial,... Read more »

What Is Tobacco Doing to Your Oral Health?

Are you aware of what habitual tobacco use is doing to your oral health? It doesn't just affect your lungs and your body but damages your smile as well. If you are a longtime tobacco user, you may have noticed problems with your gums. That's because smoking tobacco lowers blood... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Ronald F. Konopka, D.D.S., we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry... Read more »