A Knocked-Out Tooth Needs First Aid While Seeking Dental Care

While it is rare, household accidents and sports injuries can cause dental damage and oral trauma. In an extreme case, there might be sufficient force applied to a tooth to knock it out of its socket. Also known as a dental avulsion, this serious oral health problem requires immediate first... Read more »

A Quiz on Teeth Whitening

Did you know that teeth whitening is one of the most popular dental treatments? Before you try it, take this quiz to make sure that you are prepared: 1. What is usually the fastest and most successful form of teeth whitening? a. Whitening toothpastes b. Whitening strips or trays c.... Read more »

The Original Strength of a Lost Tooth Can Be Replicated by a Dental Implant

Losing a tooth to untreated decay or severe dental trauma can impact your mouth in a variety of ways. Even if you adapt to a decreased ability to chew and any potential changes to your outward appearance, it could still cause other long-lasting problems. This could come in the form... Read more »

Orthodontics and You

Do you know what orthodontics is about? It turns bad bites into good bites. And no, it’s not about making your food taste better. It’s about straight teeth and the contact between your upper and lower teeth. Straight teeth are more than just aesthetically appealing; they actually make chewing, speaking... Read more »

The Unknown Perks of a Retainer

Braces are designed to fix the alignment of your bite. Retainers maintain that alignment. After your braces are removed you or your child will receive a retainer. If it isn’t actually worn, the lay of one’s teeth can quite easily return to its original positioning, rendering the cost and effort... Read more »

Dental Bridges: The FAQs

Do you have one or more missing teeth? Are you too old for the tooth fairy? One option Dr. Lindsay Goss at Somerset Family Dental in Gilbert, Arizona may suggest is that we literally bridge the gap in your pearly whites. Here are a few frequently asked questions about dental... Read more »

Crown Your Teeth with Glory

Has Dr. Lindsay Goss recommended that you get a dental crown? Or perhaps you’ve heard the term and want to learn more. Well, you’re in the right place. Here are some FAQs about dental crowns: What is a dental crown? It’s a tooth shaped “cap” placed over a tooth designed... Read more »

Steps to Take in a Dental Emergency

Did you chip or lose a tooth? Did your child injure his or her mouth? Does someone in your family have a severe toothache? Stay calm and call Somerset Family Dental. We’re located in Gilbert, AZ and our phone number is 480-359-1478. If you’ve already done that and have a... Read more »

Implants and Bridges: Which Is Your Best Option?

You probably know that missing a tooth can be embarrassing and that you should have a missing tooth addressed as soon as possible. However, did you know that missing teeth can also affect the health of your entire mouth? If you're missing teeth, we recommend considering the benefits of a... Read more »

A Tooth Lost to Decay Can Often Be Replaced by a Dental Implant

Cavities are an unfortunate reality of poor oral hygiene practices and procrastination of dental care. If a cavity goes untreated long enough, the tooth decay can slowly infiltrate deep into the tooth. This can cause tooth loss and a potentially dangerous abscess in the gums. In a situation of this... Read more »