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... 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... 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.... 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... Read more »

Your Dental Visits Are Important

Do you keep up with your dental appointments? Do you know, if you skip your dental appointment, you could be putting your teeth at risk of untreated cavities that lead to tooth loss and gum disease? Your dental visits are an essential part of keeping your smile healthy throughout your... Read more »

An Impacted Wisdom Tooth May Need Surgical Extraction

Most people have four wisdom teeth embedded in the gums at the back of the mouth. These vestigial third molars tend to develop in the teenage years and later attempt to emerge from the gums behind each rear molar. As they attempt to erupt from the gums the wisdom teeth... Read more »

Improvements in Oral Health Care: Cold and Flu Season

Did you know that cold and flu season can negatively affect your oral health? Cold and flu season can often lead to a downturn in your oral health because you may find yourself caring more for the illnesses and starting to neglect your oral health in the meantime. However, the... Read more »

Cleaning Your Dentures

You might be tempted to think that once you have dentures, your days of brushing your teeth are over. Actually, nothing could be further from the truth. How you brush will change, but you will still have to practice good oral hygiene. Just like your natural teeth, your dentures can... Read more »

Better Than Commercial Whitening Strips

Teeth may look totally solid, but in actuality, the surface of your tooth is porous. These pores soak up the pigments from deep-colored foods and drinks, such as red wine and coffee, as well as tobacco products. This can leave your teeth stained. Retail whitening products can help reduce surface... Read more »

Eat Healthy Foods for Oral Health

The best food choices are ones that can keep your teeth and gums safe. As many substances are known to cause harm to your waistline, the same substance often can cause harm to your gum line as well. Be aware of products such as sugars and carbs that have been... Read more »