Author Archive for DrSteakleyDDS

Wear Facet


When your dentist asks if you’ve been grinding your teeth at night, there’s a good chance he or she is seeing abnormal wear and tear.  The photo above is a good example of a molar whose cusp tips (high points)…

Black Hairy Tongue


  The photo above is a perfect example of what can happen when bacterial overgrowth occurs.  As the filiform papilla or “fibers” on the top surface of the tongue grow in length, they also stain very easily.  Dry mouth, smoking,…