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 »

Taking Steps Against Periodontal Disease

What can you do to avoid periodontal disease and the increased risks to your health? Here are some answers for you: Step 1. At-home Care This part is simple and easy to follow. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice each day for two minutes with a soft-bristled... 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 »

Gum Disease: Age and Gender

While everyone is vulnerable to gum disease–men, women, and children–research has shown that men tend to have a higher risk of gum disease. Why? Perhaps because they are not seeing a dentist regularly or are not as consistent with good oral hygiene habits. Let’s take a closer look at periodontitis... Read more »

Oral Emergencies

Do you know what to do in the case of an oral emergency? In a dental emergency, it is necessary to visit our office so that appropriate treatments and repairs can be given. In many cases, the sooner that you receive treatment, the more likely you are to have a... Read more »

Protect Your Smile From Harmful Foods

Did you know you can protect your smile from unhealthy food choices? In fact, many foods can harm your smile, which is why it is essential to learn about them so that you can keep your teeth in top-notch oral health. Furthermore, many foods act as a source of harmful... Read more »

How to Treat a Chipped or Broken Tooth Before Visiting the Dentist

If you chip or even break a tooth, the dentist can take care of the problem. Before you make the trip to our office, it may help to try a few things to help ease discomfort and safeguard the poor tooth. - The missing pieces of your tooth may be... Read more »

Building a Foundation for Your Smile With Dental Sealants

Are you aware of the risks associated with leaving your teeth vulnerable to dental erosion? Because dental erosion consists of harmful acids eating through your tooth enamel, you're setting yourself up for tooth failure. Eventually, you will suffer from cavities and even potential tooth loss. Rather than waiting for the... Read more »