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 »

When You Need Root Canals

Your oral health is one of the most important things in your life. It’s an indicator of overall wellness, in addition to ensuring you have great confidence and self-esteem. Good oral health leads to a great smile, which makes you more confident in many situations. Sometimes, though, bad oral health... Read more »

The Sad News on Cavities

Cavities can darken the brightest of smiles. Did you know, cavities when left untreated, can lead to serious oral health problems like tooth loss, gum disease, and even bone loss? Yes, it’s true! Cavities can start off small but can grow into a host of problems when neglected. That is... Read more »

A Dental Bridge Can Often Be Used to Replicate a Tooth Lost to Severe Trauma

Automotive accidents, sports injuries and accidents in the home are all common causes of significant dental trauma. In some of these cases the damage to a tooth can be so severe that endodontic therapy cannot viably treat it. If you have lost a tooth due to trauma, or any other... Read more »

How Dental Implants Can Enhance Your Smile and Your Life

Has the loss of one or more teeth made you feel self-conscious, but you don’t want to deal with uncomfortable dentures or remove healthy tooth structure to receive a dental bridge? If so, you may find that dental implants are the right choice for your smile. Dental implants are comprised... Read more »

Add Mouthwash to Your Morning Ritual

A daily oral hygiene routine is a good habit to get into. While there is no substitute for brushing your teeth and flossing, including a mouthwash to your morning ritual is a welcome addition to the dental battle. The fight against tooth decay is about getting into those cracks and... Read more »

Dark Beverages Can Contribute to Dental Stains

If you were to look at the surfaces of your teeth under a powerful microscope you would likely notice tiny pores and textures in the tooth enamel. This is an aspect of the mineral nature of your teeth. However, these areas can also collect microscopic dark particles from the foods... Read more »