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 »

A Chipped Tooth Is Often Highly Sensitive

At first a chipped tooth might not seem very serious. Some minor dental fractures have little more than cosmetic complications. Yet there are also times when a chipped tooth is highly sensitive when biting into certain foods or drinking certain beverages. If you have recently chipped or fractured a tooth, it’s best to seek professional… Read more »

Treatments for a Better Smile: Tooth Restorations

In situations where you have suffered severe dental damage and wish to enhance your smile, contact our team about the use of a tooth restoration treatment. Tooth restorations come in many different forms and can dramatically change the look and function of your teeth. Common varieties include the following: Dental crowns: Dental crowns for tooth… Read more »

Gingivitis: Increasing the Odds

Do you frequently get gingivitis? Do you know what can increase your chances of developing periodontal disease? Gingivitis can typically be noticed if you have red or swollen gums that may be tender and bleed easily. Gingivitis is an infection in the gums that can be mild but can become progressively worse if it is… Read more »

Maximizing Your Smile with Better Oral Health Care

Your oral health care can be at risk from certain lifestyle habits you may have. In order to make sure your oral health can remain in good condition and help your mouth to function as needed, take some time to inspect all aspects of your daily life, including your diet, teeth-cleaning efforts and lifestyle choices…. Read more »

The Links Between Your Oral Health and Chewing Gum

Enhancing your smile with sugarless chewing gum is easy. This is because very little effort is put into chewing gum and as long as your jaw is safe, it can help restore your smile in several ways as well as freshen your breath and eliminate residue that may be lingering behind. Although sugarless chewing gum… Read more »

The Connection Between Mouth and Body

You’ve probably heard about such things as the mind/body connection, but did you know that the mouth/body connection is also quite prominent? The health of the body and the health of the mouth are very closely connected. Studies have linked poor mouth health to diseases or conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, pregnancy complications and… Read more »