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 »

Chipped Teeth Can Contribute to Tooth Sensitivity Problems

Many patients dealing with chronic tooth sensitivity have some degree of tooth enamel erosion, which is often linked to inconsistent oral hygiene habits and the frequent consumption of acidic beverages. At the same time teeth suffering from demineralized enamel are at increased risk of suffering from cavities, distressed dental fillings and other dental health problems…. Read more »

What Are the Signs of a Cavity?

You may not know that you have a cavity until you start to feel the pain of a toothache, or feel a hole developing in your tooth. But the truth is that cavities start to develop long before they become noticeable. Our dentist, Dr. can detect a cavity before damage starts to form. In fact,… Read more »

What Are Some Risks for Gum Disease?

What Are Some Risks for Gum Disease? What can increase your risk of gum disease? Actually, there are quite a few things. We cannot mention them all, but we can tell you about some of the basic ones to help you avoid gum disease and stay healthy. Before we get too far, what exactly causes… Read more »

Dentures: Taking Care of Your New Teeth

Are you taking care of your dentures correctly? Today’s dentures are made from synthetic materials like plastic, porcelain or a combination of the two. No matter what the dentures were made from, one of the key elements to how long they could last is how well you maintain them. While dentures are meant to look… Read more »

Shining a Light on Brushing and Flossing

In situations where you need to improve your overall health care, it is important to make sure you’re looking for new and interesting ways to keep your teeth clean. Alternative cleaning tools such as mouthwash and chewing sugarless gum after meals can prove to be effective. However, nothing has stood the test of time as… Read more »

The Softball Behaviors to Avoid if You Want a Healthy Smile

Our dentist, Dr. , wants you to have a strong and healthy smile. If you are a softball player, there are things involved in the sport that can negatively affect your oral health. If you’re not careful, your teeth and gums can suffer the consequences. Our dentist encourages you to avoid those behaviors as much… Read more »