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, catching problems in their early... 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 tooth’s chewing action. Over time,... 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 living cells it can’t grow... 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 your family history. We will... read more »

Receiving Partial or Complete Dentures

Our team is here to help you have strong oral health and a smile that looks beautiful and meets your preferences. If disease or trauma has resulted in missing teeth, the appearance and function of your smile could be altered. We may recommend receiving partial or full dentures to address tooth loss and create a smile that you love. Dr.... read more »

Facts You Should Know About Restorative Dentistry

Do you know much about restorative dentistry? If not, now is the time to learn! The more you know about restorative dentistry, the better. Restorative dentistry is a branch of dentistry that specializes in diagnosing and treating dental issues as well as rehabilitating your smile to give you the healthy and functional teeth and gums you need. To tell you... read more »

Composite Dental Fillings

The appearance of a visible cavity can change the way you feel about your smile by affecting its cosmetic appearance and causing further tooth damage, increasing your risk of tooth loss. Our dentist may recommend composite dental fillings, and we are happy to provide further information on their placement. These fillings are made from a mixture of powdered glass and... read more »

Dentistry Blog for Beginners: Toothbrush Care

  Caring for your smile includes caring for your toothbrush. All oral health care utensils need to be cared for to ensure they can continue to function as intended. With your toothbrush, it is essential to make sure it is always kept in a safe location that is free of contamination. The better care that you give your toothbrush, the... read more »

Got a Mouthguard? Here’s How to Take Care of It

Your mouthguard is a strong appliance that protects your teeth, gums, jaw, and face while you participate in high-contact sports and activities. It reduces your chances of suffering an oral injury and it helps you maintain a top-notch smile and oral health. However, this is only the case if you take good care of your mouthguard. If you care for... read more »

Tooth Sensitivity Lifestyle Changes

Tooth sensitivity can be a real pain . . . literally! But don't fret: an achy tooth doesn't have to be achy forever. There are some lifestyle changes and other things you can do at home to assist the relief of your sore, painful chompers. You can treat mild sensitivity with a few products available from your grocery store. The... read more »