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 »

What You Need to Know About Thumb Sucking

Are you aware of what causes thumb sucking and how to properly treat it? Thumb sucking is a condition in which a child sucks their thumb to help alleviate fears or concerns that they may have. Typically, it is used as a security blanket to help provide an additional layer... Read more »

Got Dry Mouth? Here Are Some Relief Tips

If you’re a victim of dry mouth, then you’re likely looking for ways to relieve it. This dental issue can be quite troublesome and inconvenient, especially because it involves trouble chewing and swallowing, mouth sores, bad breath, cavities, a burning feeling in the mouth, cracked lips, a sticky or dry... Read more »

Practical Oral Health Care: Aging and Dental Health

How is your smile holding up as you age? If you notice that your smile is suffering from oral health problems and issues as you continue to get older, you may need time to adjust your oral health care habits and look for new ways to progress your smile. Aging... Read more »

Knowledge Base: Bruxism

When you are ready to improve your oral health, you will need to make sure that you are doing everything you can to prevent any problems that can arise in your mouth, which can include damage to your teeth and jaw from bruxism. When bruxism is occurs, damage to your... Read more »

The Severity of Your Dental Stains Will Determine the Ideal Whitening Method

The outer surfaces of your tooth enamel contain microscopic pores and textures. These areas can sometimes trap tiny dark particles from certain foods and beverages. When you consume these things or use tobacco, microscopic dark deposits can accumulate on the surfaces of your teeth. If they are not removed by... Read more »

Fluoride and Its Importance

Fluoride has received a great amount of research over the years and has been shown to improve the strength of your tooth enamel when exposed in healthy amounts to your teeth. This natural substance can be found in many dental products as well as the tap water in certain cities.... Read more »