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 »

Mouth Jewelry Can Damage Your Teeth

Mouth jewelry has become a favorite accessory in many youth and cultures around the globe. Did you know, mouth jewelry can harm your oral health? In fact, mouth jewelry can pose serious threats to your oral health and damage to your tongue, which can affect your talking and eating each day. Our , Dr. ,… Read more »

You Need a New Toothbrush

How long have you had your current toothbrush? A lot of people hang onto their brushes for months, if not more than a year at a time. It’s not something that we actively think about replacing. If you want to have a healthy mouth, though, you have to replace that brush often. They wear out,… Read more »

Untreated Tooth Decay Is Often the Root Cause of a Dental Abscess

A small cavity can develop on one of your teeth if you frequently forget to brush your teeth twice each day or you are remiss to floss at least once each evening. Once an area of tooth enamel experiences significant demineralization the oral bacterial living in your mouth can be quick to exploit it. As… Read more »

Educate Yourself About Dentures

The importance of your oral health should never be understated. If for any reason you have any lost or missing teeth, do not fret, as they can be replaced. Various reliable tooth replacement prosthetics in modern dentistry are designed to not only provide comfort, but also visual enhancements and additional layers of protection as well…. Read more »

Maximizing Your Smile with Plaque Buildup Prevention

Do you feel you’re doing enough to keep your smile safe from all the risks associated with plaque buildup? Plaque buildup is a thin layer of bacteria and debris that often ends up on your teeth and gums if you routinely forgo the use of an effective oral hygiene routine. Make sure you’re always brushing… Read more »

Unaddressed Sleep Apnea Can Cause Lead to Medical Complications

Breathing interruption and chronic snoring are hallmark symptoms of a sleep apnea problem. At first this might just manifest as sleep quality problem and a nuisance to your spouse. Yet when sleep apnea goes unaddressed these respiratory issues can lead to worsening medical complications. As time goes on the breathing interruption that occurs on a… Read more »