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 »

Using Fluoride – A Guide

There’s long been a debate about whether or not fluoride is an effective, safe way to improve your oral health. However, after a lot of research, it’s been proven that you do need fluoride in your oral hygiene routine. Today, we’re going to walk you through why you need it, and how to use it…. Read more »

Why to Fill Kids’ Cavities

Do you ever wonder why some parents fill their kids’ cavities? You’ll like wonder that same question yourself if your kids end up with cavities. It seems like an awful waste of money since most kids get cavities in their baby teeth. Those teeth will fall out soon enough, so why throw away your money? Well,… Read more »

Building a Foundation for Your Smile With Tooth Replacements

Are you familiar with what your options are if you should ever suffer tooth loss? If you do have missing teeth, you can experience a severe downturn in your oral hygiene health. Missing teeth can even limit the functionality of various aspects of your face, head, neck, teeth and gums. To avoid difficulties associated with… Read more »

Daily Dental Care Matters to Your Dental Implant

Though dental implants are designed to endure for years, they need to receive proper care on a daily basis just like your natural teeth to stay in good shape and prevent dental issues. It’s common to have questions about how to care for dental implants, and we are happy to answer a few with these… Read more »

Your Denture Needs Daily Care and Cleaning

Your complete or partial denture, provided by our dentist, is designed to replicate the basic appearance and function of your missing teeth. Even though the removable dental appliance will not be vulnerable to tooth decay it will still require some daily care and cleaning. With consistency, it will help maintain a comfortable fit in your… Read more »

A Composite Dental Filling Can Repair a Cavity That Appears When You Smile

The teeth in the front of your mouth are often visible when you smile. When a cavity develops on one of these teeth, it can be unsightly. Some people who suffer from tooth decay on a front tooth also complain of heightened sensitivity when biting into certain foods. If you have been experiencing a problem… Read more »