Month: January 2015


Simply put, cavities form because certain bacteria in our mouths take the sugar that we eat, turn it into acid, and deposit it on the tooth which then causes tooth decay. The most cariogenic (cavity-causing) bacterium in our mouths is Streptococcus mutans. Other bacteria contribute to cavities, but S. mutans is the main culprit.


We’re showing our 12th Man Pride & Spirit at CFDC with Seahawks Flag, decorations and of course sporting the blue/green/gray colors each day this week! Go Seahawks!  We are soooo proud of our football team … we’re going to the Super Bowl!!!! If you come into the office in February, be sure to sign up for $75.00 Gift Card to Dick’s Sporting Goods where you can purchase Seahawks Gear and Apparel!

Carbohydrates & Tooth Decay

Carbohydrates in foods like potato chips and goldfish crackers can be broken down into the simple sugars that bacteria use to cause tooth decay.  While these aren’t “sugary” foods, they are still potentially problematic, especially if you are generally more susceptible to getting cavities.

Covington Family Dental Clinic

Dr. Russell built this office in 1982 and has been here ever since.  It was one of the first buildings in the area and the entire adjacent shopping complex has been built up around it.  Dr. Russell knows this community inside and out as a result, and no dentist has served Covington more than him.


All crowns that contain any metal that are made in our office are made using high noble alloys.  What that means is the alloy must be consisted of at least 60% noble metals (gold, silver, platinum, palladium, etc.) of which at least 40% must be gold.  This is considered the highest standard of material in dentistry.