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 »

See What You Know About Mouthwash by Taking This Test

Including rinsing with mouthwash in your oral hygiene routine can benefit you and your smile in many ways. However, there is a chance you can improperly rinse your mouth. This is why it’s best to know all about mouthwash and rinsing. The more you know, the better chance you have of effectively cleaning your mouth…. Read more »

Tips for Recovering From Wisdom Teeth Removal

Many oral health care procedures have a recovery process, which is essential to ensuring that your mouth stays healthy. By taking the right steps to recover from your wisdom teeth removal, you are helping your body heal and recover properly. It is important that you understand what will happen during your procedure and what you… Read more »

Plaque Prevention is Key for a Healthy Smile

If you need to clean out your mouth on a daily basis, a thin layer of food particles, debris, and bacteria will begin to manifest. This substance is known as plaque. Plaque consists of a thin layer that can slowly wear away your tooth enamel by converting harmful substances in your mouth such as sugar… Read more »

Various Ways to Get Dental Damage

When assessing your oral health, it is always a good idea to look at aspects of your life that could be putting your smile at risk. Beyond keeping your teeth and gums clean from risks within your mouth. You also need to look at outside sources that could be cause any dental damage. If you… Read more »

Helping The Tooth Fairy

For kids, losing their first tooth is a major milestone. It means they will start getting “big-kid” teeth! For parents, this means their first contract with the Tooth Fairy. It can be overwhelming, but the Tooth Fairy is actually very nice and is usually willing to work with whatever the parents decide on. You see,… Read more »

A Severe Cavity May Require a Dental Bridge

It’s important to treat a cavity in order to prevent it from spreading across the tooth and resulting in significant damage to the tooth structure, even affecting inner tooth structure. If a cavity is severe enough to result in dental fracture, you may need to have the tooth extracted and receive a dental bridge instead…. Read more »