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 »

Tips for Chipped Teeth

When you chip a tooth, it’s normal to be freaked out. After all, a chipped tooth really puts a dent in your smile. The pain of a chipped tooth is real, and it’s something you likely want to avoid at all costs. But even more challenging is knowing what to do should your teeth become… Read more »

Sedation Dentistry

These days, it seems like there’s no shortage of new, interesting dental procedures available. One that’s getting used more and more often is sedation dentistry. A lot of people aren’t familiar with what’s involved with the process. Today, we’re going to walk you through what sedation dentistry entails. We’ll also give you an idea of… Read more »

A Compromised Dental Filling Could Cause a Toothache

Tooth enamel is a very hard mineral substance that provides your teeth with the necessary hardness to chew food, while also preventing oral bacteria from access to the tooth’s sensitive core. When a tooth is chipped or suffers from a small cavity, a dentist can often treat the area by applying a simple dental filling…. Read more »

Chronic Bad Breath Could Be a Symptom of Another Oral Health Problem

Odoriferous foods can often leave unpleasant odors in your mouth which can cause acute bad breath. In most of these instances brushing and flossing your teeth can help remove any lingering food particles. A vigorous rinse of antiseptic mouthwash can then freshen your breath. Chronic bad breath, which is sometimes referred to as halitosis can… Read more »

A Dental Bleaching Treatment Can Address Tobacco Stained Teeth

Even occasional tobacco use can introduce a significant amount of tar and other chemicals to your mouth. This can affect your oral health, lead to medical complications and increase your chances of suffering from significant dental stains. While they might seem tempting, the tooth whitening products sold in stores often prove ineffective for removing tobacco… Read more »

Using a Dental Bridge to Address Tooth Loss Complications

The essential function of your mouth relies on the physical presence of your 32 teeth. When a single tooth is lost to dental trauma or severe tooth decay it can do more than hamper your ability to efficiently process food. As time goes on the structural change in that part of your mouth can also… Read more »