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 »

Caring for Your Toothbrush

You may have noticed that when you bought your last toothbrush, it didn’t come with an owner’s manual. And it doesn’t exactly need one. After all, it isn’t the most complicated thing you own. But it does need a little TLC if you want it to do its job. First, know when it is time… Read more »

Oral Health Care: Composite Dental Fillings

Are you aware of the benefits that dental restorations can provide for your smile? Though an array of options available at our dental office, the damage from accidents and disease can be repaired. For example, if you have a hole in your tooth enamel (also known as a cavity), it can be repaired through the… Read more »

Going on a Trip? Keep Your Teeth Healthy With These Tips…

It can be hard to take care of your teeth while you’re busy traveling, but it is just as important to stay healthy and have good dental care on the road as it is at home. Follow these tips from our in , , to keep you and your family’s mouth healthy while traveling. Less… Read more »

Recognizing the Signs of Gum Disease

Can you recognize the signs and symptoms of gum disease? If not, you are not alone. Many people suffer from gum disease without even knowing it until it has progressed to an advanced stage. That is why, recognizing the early signs and symptoms can help prevent any long-term or harmful effects. Our , Dr. at… Read more »

Oral Trauma First Aid Might Be Needed While Seeking Professional Care

Sometimes an accidental blow to the mouth can cause significant damage to soft tissues and teeth. This often requires some basic first-aid to help manage pain and minimize complications while you seek professional treatment from a like Dr. . Any blood on your lip, chin or face can be gently wiped away with warm, wet… Read more »

How Dental Plaque Affects Your Smile

Do you have dental products such as toothpaste and mouthwash that claim to “combat plaque”? This is an excellent characteristic for dental products, but what does it really mean? What is plaque and how does it affect your smile? We encourage you to learn more about dental plaque and its dangers to better understand the… Read more »