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 »

Does Your Child Have Halitosis?

Bad breath or halitosis is caused by a number of problems. This can include medical issues, alcohol and tobacco use, diet and poor oral hygiene. We often think of it as an adult problem, but what about when halitosis occurs in your child? If you are noticing bad breath in your son or daughter, you… Read more »

Enamel – What is it?

It’s all over your toothpaste tube and your bottle of mouthwash. You’ve probably overheard the term in the dentist’s office a time or two, and if you watch late-night TV, you’ve seen ads for oral health products claiming to help this part of your oral health. But what is enamel? And why do you need… Read more »

Oral Hygiene Habits Should Be Done Each Day

Brushing your teeth should be done at least twice a day. If you let plaque or bacteria and acids linger on your teeth too long, you could be placing your teeth at high risk for erosion. That is why remembering your oral hygiene techniques and habits could help save your teeth in your future. Our… Read more »

Chipped Tooth Enamel Needs Professional Treatment

As hard as your tooth enamel is, it can still be chipped or fractured by a blow to the mouth or by chewing on foreign objects. Other factors in chipping your tooth enamel could include using your teeth to open a container or grinding your teeth while sleeping Without professional attention from one of our… Read more »

What Can You Do About Tooth Sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity can cause significant discomfort and inconvenience, especially when your favorite hot or cold foods and drinks are no longer an option. It can also increase your risk of dental problems if it makes brushing your teeth painful. If you are suffering from tooth sensitivity, we can provide you with helpful information to treat… Read more »

Mouth Goals 2018

The new year is right around the corner, and for many, that means setting goals and gearing up for a fantastic year! In 2018, resolve to clean up your oral hygiene habits to make sure you have a healthy smile you’ve always wanted! Chew Gum: Chew gum! It can be very beneficial to your mouth… Read more »