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 »

Unhealthy Treats That Many People Eat

Did you know, some foods can be a threat to your oral health? Yes, it’s true! Many foods can spur on tooth decay or crack your teeth causing intense pain. As a result, it is always ideal to keep in mind the foods that can damage your teeth, so you... Read more »

How is Your Lifestyle Affecting Your Cavity Risk?

Do you frequently experience issues such as dental erosion or have you noticed that your teeth have small holes? These could be signs of tooth decay, especially if your dental habits are not ideal. Below are some recommendations to ensure your dental hygiene and lifestyle habits are effective enough for... Read more »

A Damaged Dental Bridge Needs to Be Treated

A dental bridge is often the preferred choice for patients who have recently lost a tooth. The durable materials used in its construction can rival or even exceed the hardness of natural tooth enamel. Yet, there are still some scenarios where enough force can be exerted to chip, fracture or... Read more »

Oral Health Outliers: Diabetes and Your Smile

If you're suffering from diabetes, it is important to let your dentist know. This is because diabetes affects your body's ability to process sugar correctly. If there are any issues associated with high blood sugar levels or any other blood sugar issues and deficiencies, it can cause problems for several... Read more »

A Damaged Partial Denture Needs to Be Addressed

Your new partial denture helps to replicate the essential function and appearance of your missing teeth. This removable oral appliance incorporates a pink base that helps hold it to your existing gum structure. Some partial dentures also include small hardware components to connect with the adjacent natural teeth. Even though... Read more »

Scaling and Root Planing Can Help Your Gums Regain Health

If you have been diagnosed with gum disease, our dentist may recommend a deep cleaning procedure known as scaling and root planing. This treatment is intended to lessen the effects of gum disease and remove the bacteria that is weakening your gums. The purpose of scaling and root planing is... Read more »