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 »

How to Care for Your Dentures

If you have dentures, it’s very important to do all you can to keep them in tip-top shape. If you fail to properly care for them, they won’t effectively replace your missing teeth and help you eat, talk and smile the ways you want them to. So, our periodontist, Dr.... Read more »

A Guide to Tooth Extractions

Have you ever had a tooth extracted? Sometimes, yanking a tooth can bring relief. If it had a cavity or other form of decay or infection, that’s particularly true. However, it’s usually a sign of other problems. Today, we’re going to look at when and why you’d need tooth extractions,... Read more »

Oral Health Outliers: Oral Emergencies

Sometimes oral accidents and injuries boil down to nothing more than just being in the wrong place at the wrong time. No matter what you do to help lower your risk, every once in a while, an oral accident can occur. That's why they're called oral accidents. However, if you... Read more »

How to Properly Care for Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are cosmetic shells that appear similar to your natural teeth and are cemented to the surfaces to enhance their appearance and improve the quality of the teeth. Some of the uses of dental veneers are to help teeth appear less crooked, close minor tooth gaps and whiten the... Read more »

Dry Mouth Prevention

Are you aware of the risks associated with dry mouth? Although dry mouth is not technically classified as a disease, it can lead to several other problems in your mouth an impair your oral health functions. The risks for dry mouth can come from medications. Medications often produce dry mouth... Read more »

Restoring Your Smile

If you have any missing teeth, it is essential to have them replaced as soon as possible. Not replacing missing teeth can result in alignment problems, problems eating and speaking, issues with your appearance, and even your gum disease and even tooth loss. Three highly effective tooth replacement treatments are... Read more »