October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are fighting cancer or dental problems,... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to the bone from the missing... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body. However, because it doesn’t have... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which might also take into account... Read more »

A Chipped Tooth Could Be at Increased Risk of Suffering a Severe Cavity

Sometimes something as simple as unconsciously grinding your teeth at night or using your teeth to open a package can exert enough force to chip or fracture a tooth’s enamel layer. When this happens you will likely experience heightened sensitivity and discomfort in the fractured tooth. In the rare instance where the fractured tooth doesn’t… Read more »

Making the Most out of Tooth Restorations

Are you ready to learn more about your tooth restoration treatment options to enhance your smile? Through the use of restoration upgrades, various benefits can be had for your smile should any dental damage occur. Furthermore, various treatments are available to help keep your smile safe from future damage before it happens. If you wish… Read more »

Dental Health: Plaque

Does a filmy substance keep building up along your gumline and on your teeth? Does brushing, flossing, or gently scraping it usually make it come off? That could be plaque, a sticky, colorless film of bacteria and sugars that continually forms on your teeth. Bacteria naturally resides in your mouth and it can gather on… Read more »

Dental Upgrades: Oral Health Care Basics

Your smile routinely depends on the care you give it. Although oral health checkups are important for detecting any issues that you may have, your smile depends on you making the right decisions on a day-to-day basis to keep your teeth and gums safe. This includes implementing effective treatments in your diet, cleaning routines and… Read more »

Common Questions Concerning Cold and Flu Season

Did you know your teeth and gums can be at an increased risk of dental damage during cold and flu season? It’s true, so it is important to make sure that you are taking the necessary steps to protect your smile along with your physical health. Even though you may find yourself in a weakened… Read more »

Mouth Health Affects Body Health

The health of the body and the health of the mouth are very closely connected. This mouth/body connection is often overlooked in daily life, but we’d like to address it more thoroughly in this post. Studies have linked poor mouth health to conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, certain pregnancy complications and other health problems…. Read more »