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 »

Extracting a Tooth

Whenever possible, your dentist will want to make sure that you keep all of your natural teeth. However, if a tooth becomes decayed, diseased, or damaged to the point that it can’t be saved or becomes a hazard to your other teeth or oral health, it may need to be extracted. Removing a tooth is… Read more »

The Reasons Why Flossing is Necessary

Flossing is necessary to keep up with your oral health care. Did you know, flossing is essential because it can clean and reach places around your teeth and gums that your toothbrush cannot. Furthermore, flossing can help you fight cavities and gum disease that could be plaguing your oral health. Our , Dr. , encourages… Read more »

Reassess Your Oral Health with Plaque Buildup Prevention

Improving your oral health includes getting to the bottom of what’s causing your problems with your teeth and gums. For most people, it’s plaque. Plaque buildup is a sticky film that covers your teeth with a thin layer of bacteria and debris that if left untreated, can lead to risks such as cavities and potentially… Read more »

Poor Oral Hygiene Habits Increase Chances for Tooth Decay

Brushing your teeth each morning and night, as well as making a conscious effort to thoroughly floss your teeth at least once per day represents the foundation of an effective oral hygiene routine. When done consistently these practices will remove the majority of food particles, plaque and bacterial deposits from your mouth. When the bacteria… Read more »

The Toothpaste That Is Best for Your Smile

Your tube of toothpaste is running low, which means that it’s time to restock. However, there are so many types of toothpaste that you may not know which is best for your smile or your children’s smiles. Dr. and our team are happy to offer tips on choosing a toothpaste that will meet your needs…. Read more »

A Dental Implant Restoration Might Be Needed to Replace a Severely Compromised Tooth

When a tooth is severely compromised by dental trauma or an untreated cavity the pain and other complications can be significant. In some cases, a tooth needs to be extracted to prevent a worsening infection from developing. After your gums have fully healed, you should consider scheduling a consultation with the dental restoration specialists at… Read more »