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 »

The Role of Periodontics

If you’ve ever had any issues with your oral health that affected your gums, or other supporting structures in your teeth, then you’ve likely undergone some form of periodontic treatment. If that’s not the case, then we want to congratulate you on having great oral health! However, it’s important to know about periodontics. This knowledge… Read more »

Getting a Bridge

Missing a tooth can cause several problems. That space in your smile can make you feel self-conscious and a little awkward during conversations or when the camera comes out. But that same space can give bacteria and plaque a place to hide and contribute to gum disease and tooth decay. It can also allow your… Read more »

Caring for Your Smile With Bruxism Treatments

One oral health condition that often goes on detected is bruxism. Bruxism occurs when an individual grinds and gnashes their teeth unconsciously. This often occurs when that person is sleeping. Sleep bruxism can take place over many years before it is eventually noticed. However, severe damage can occur if it is not treated in time,… Read more »

Addressing a Tongue Injury

Unfortunately, minor tongue injuries can occur while you are eating, but they are typically an uncomfortable inconvenience rather than a significant case of oral trauma. Other circumstances can result in a more severe tongue injury that requires the use of first aid or professional treatment from a dentist. To help you determine the severity of… Read more »

Discover Your Dream Smile with Dental Crowns

  Do you have any weak or broken teeth? Have you sustained any damage to a tooth that continues to linger on? To prevent bacteria from seeping into a tooth and infecting the pulp, it is important to have damaged and broken teeth treated as soon as possible. If the damage is severe, you may… Read more »

Oral Health Care Year in Review: Tooth Replacements

No matter what your oral health care is like, there is a chance that you may suffer an oral accident or injury at some point in time in your life. Even if you have a tooth knocked out, or are in line for a tooth extraction, there are numerous tooth replacements that exist that can… Read more »