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 »

Are You Ready for Invisalign® Clear Aligners?

Are you ready to straighten your smile? Maybe you have been putting it off because of the time and effort involved. Maybe you wanted to get braces when you were younger, but the money just wasn’t there. You aren’t alone. People of all ages are taking the plunge and aligning your teeth. One of the… Read more »

Your Guide to Abscessed Teeth

Your teeth can contract a wide array of infections, but an abscess is perhaps one of the more painful ones. No one likes dealing with pain – much less in an oft-used area of your body like your mouth – so it’s no surprise that many people work hard to have the best oral health… Read more »

Consistent Oral Hygiene Habits Are Essential For Maintaining a Healthy Mouth

The general health of your mouth has a significant impact on your overall quality of life. Preventing problems like cavities, gum disease starts with practicing a consistent and effective daily oral hygiene routine. Brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing at least once helps to remove sugar residue, food particles and plaque before they… Read more »

How to Improve Jaw Pain Caused by TMJ Disorder

Have you heard about TMJ dentistry or need to receive treatment to improve problems involving your jaw muscles? We are pleased to offer a few potential treatments to address complications affecting the TMJ to help you have better oral health. The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) function to attach the lower jaw to your skull. If this… Read more »

The Unpredictable Ways to Prevent Cavities

If you’re interested in preventing cavities, you probably already know that you should keep up on oral hygiene and visit your dentist, Dr. , every six months. But did you know there are unpredictable things you can do to keep cavities at bay? Well, it’s true. Those things are: -Use fluoride toothpaste and fluoride mouthwash:… Read more »

Dental Sealants Can Help Preserve Your Molars and Premolars

The grooves in surfaces of the molars and premolars help with chewing and grinding food. Sometimes these areas can be difficult to clean by simply brushing your teeth twice each day. If plaque and bacterial deposits start to collect in those areas, it can start to foster the formation of cavities. Your routine dental checkups… Read more »