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 »

Should I Be Using Fluoride?

There’s long been a debate about whether or not fluoride is an effective, safe way to improve your oral health. After a lot of research and years of proof, however, it’s been proven that you should definitely be using fluoride. Today, we’re going to walk you through why you need it, and how to use… Read more »

How to Safely Whiten Your Teeth at Home

The words “teeth whitener” often cause patients to worry about the development of gum tissue damage and losing tooth enamel. Many people are suspicious about the safety and legitimacy of do-it-yourself teeth whitening, and for good reason. While it’s true that many home whitening products are unsafe, we can help you find products approved by… Read more »

How Can I Have a Healthy Spring Smile as a Senior?

If you’re a senior citizen and interested in having a healthy and beautiful smile this spring, then our dentist, Dr. , has the information you need to reach the goals you want. The more you care for your teeth and gums this spring, the better chance you have of avoiding dental problems and difficulties. So,… Read more »

Flossing Properly Can Preserve Your Smile

Establishing a habit of flossing can be tricky at first, especially if you haven’t flossed regularly in a while or at all, but developing an effective technique is easier with the right knowledge. If you are learning how to floss for the first time or would like recommendations on technique, we invite you to review… Read more »

Denture Adhesive Helps Hold a Denture in Place

A complete or partial denture can help replicate the basic function of missing or compromised teeth These removable oral appliances are often the preferred option for patients struggling to deal with chronic gum disease problems or severe tooth decay. At the same time a partial denture might be used to address teeth lost to severe… Read more »

Dental Fillings

If you are experiencing pain in one of your teeth, it is important to visit your dentist for an examination to determine the best course of treatment. If left untreated, cavities can create other oral health problems such as infections and tooth loss. To prevent damage to the interior of your tooth, a dental filling… Read more »