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 »

Dentistry 101: Your Tongue

When you think about your dental hygiene, do you just think about your teeth? If so, you may not be the only one. But truth be told, dental hygiene and health can encompass each and every part of your mouth. Today, we would like to help you get a better... Read more »

Got Gum Recession? Here’s Why

Gum recession is a dental issue that involves your gums moving away from the base of your teeth. When this happens, it exposes the tooth roots, makes the teeth look longer and even causes tooth sensitivity. This can affect the health, strength and appearance of your smile. Unfortunately, there are... Read more »

The Oral Health Connection to Diabetes

Diabetes is a severe condition that can affect your life. In fact, diabetes can increase your risk of other harmful conditions such as gum disease. Keeping your smile healthy is essential, and in doing so, you could be helping protect your smile from other conditions like diabetes. Our dentist, Dr.... Read more »

Oral Health Damage Control: Composite Dental Fillings

If you would like to enhance your smile with a tooth restoration that will not alter the look of your smile, consider a tooth-colored restoration such as a composite dental filling. If you are suffering from cavities and need to have them treated, a composite filling can be placed to... Read more »

How to Keep a Dental Bridge in Tip-Top Shape

Your dental bridge restoration is just like your natural teeth. This means you need to clean and care for it regularly to keep it in tip-top shape. If you clean and care for your dental bridge, there is a better chance it can restore your smile and oral health for... Read more »

Dental Veneers Are Often an Effective Cosmetic Dentistry Solution

Cosmetic dentistry is a specialization, outside of orthodontics, that focuses primarily on improving the appearance of an individual’s smile. While this is sometimes related to the appearance of the gums most cosmetic dental applications involve making alterations to the appearance of the front teeth. If a smile has been adversely... Read more »