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 »

Opt Out of Oral Piercings

So you want to get a tongue stud. While millions of people have pierced their tongues as a way to express their individuality and creativity, you should really have a talk with the dentist before you start picking out barbells. There are some important things to know before you pierce your tongue. For example, you… Read more »

The Advantages of Dental Floss

If you are looking for an easy way to clean the areas between your teeth, it is important to know your options. Just as traditional dental floss is highly effective, so too are water flossers. Unlike dental floss, water flossers do not use thread, but rather, water to clean between your teeth. If you have… Read more »

Teeth and Travel Plans

Traveling is sometimes the worst time for your teeth. Dental hygiene is important but is not often prioritized when planning your trip. High stress, constant change, and limited resources can mean less time spent on your teeth. But any will urge you to take special care to maintain good dental habits. Set aside time to… Read more »

The Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease

If you want your smile to last a lifetime, then beware of gum disease. Gum disease can lead to many severe oral health complications, including cavities, tooth loss, and even bone loss in your jaw. That is why recognizing this condition can help you in treating it before it’s too late. Our , Dr. at… Read more »

A Damaged Dental Crown Needs Timely Treatment

Special dental materials like gold, base metal alloys and porcelain are often used to produce dental crowns. These materials rival the strength of natural tooth enamel to restore the physical presence and essential function of a compromised tooth. This is a common treatment for large cavities, significant dental fractures and other dental health conditions. As… Read more »

The Basics of Teeth Whitening for a Beautiful Smile

Are you considering your teeth whitening options to brighten your smile? We invite you to speak with our experienced and friendly dentist to receive custom guidelines on which teeth whitening treatments can help you achieve your smile goals in a way that meets your personal preferences. We offer a few general guidelines below to help… Read more »