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 »

Knowledge Foundation: Tooth Decay

If you are suffering from tooth decay, it can lead to several other oral health risks. Tooth decay can slowly wear down your tooth enamel due to acids and plaque buildup in your mouth. As your tooth decay is easily worn down, it can give rise to holes in your tooth enamel known as cavities…. Read more »

What to Expect at Your Dental Check

If you haven’t been for a routine dental check up in a while, here is a short refresher so that you know what you’re in for. Our friendly receptionist will check you in with a smile. Then you will be called back into one of the dental stations and settle into a comfy chair. The… Read more »

Are You Aware of the Risks Associated With Mouth Jewelry?

Did you know that mouth jewelry is proving to be extremely beneficial in individuals who are suffering from a downturn in their self-esteem? It’s true, as mouth jewelry is often linked to self-identification and a boost in a person’s self-image. However, there are downfalls associated with mouth jewelry, including several risk factors to your oral… Read more »

Tips for Treating Your Dry Mouth

Do you suffer from a constant dry, cottony feeling in the mouth? If so, you likely have dry mouth, which is a oral health issue that can aid in many dental problems if you’re not careful. Dry mouth can also be quite inconvenient, especially because it oftentimes feels like you can’t quite quench your thirst…. Read more »

A Temporary Crown May Be Needed During a Dental Restoration

Certain types of dental work such as dental crowns and dental bridges rely on one or more anchoring abutments to secure it in your mouth. An abutment is created from the either the core structures of a natural tooth, or gutta-percha used in a treatment like endodontic therapy. Once the abutment has been prepared, an… Read more »

A Soft Oral Tissue Injury Might Need First-Aid

Your mouth has a variety of soft tissues including gums, cheek, lips, and other important oral structures necessary for the basic function of your mouth. Sometimes an accidental fall or sports injury can cause significant damage to an area of soft tissue in the mouth. In times like this, you might need to apply some… Read more »