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 »

Warning: Pregnancy Can Affect Your Oral Health

While you’re going through the many stages of pregnancy, you might not think much about your smile. Well, you should. In fact, smile care should be a top priority. This is because your pregnancy can affect your oral health in many ways. Pregnancy can affect your teeth, gums and smile... Read more »

Smile Marvels: Endodontic Treatments

When the time comes to establish an endodontic therapy, it is important to do so as soon as possible to care for the inner workings of a tooth. If left untreated, tooth death can occur. Endodontists specialize in providing pulp care, so visit our office if you should have any... Read more »

The Basic Function of Teeth Lost to Gum Disease Can Be Replicated by a Partial Denture

Patients who frequently forget to brush their teeth each morning and night, or who have a bad habit of forgetting to floss once per day often experience a buildup of hardened tartar at the gumline. Over time the presence of these bacterial deposits can lead to chronic problems with gum... Read more »

An Overview of Root Canals

A root canal is one of the most commonly-known dental procedures aside from a regular cleaning. But you’d be surprised at how few people actually know what’s involved in a root canal, when you might have to get one, and most importantly, how to not get one. The answer to... Read more »

Untreated Cavities Can Lead to a Dental Abscess

Without professional diagnosis and treatment even a small cavity will start to penetrate into the tooth. As the tooth decay progresses beyond the tooth’s enamel layer it can start to affect the dentin and pulp within the tooth. This can lead to worsening tooth sensitivity and a possible toothache. In... Read more »

The Different Uses of Dental Crowns

Did you know there are many different uses of dental crowns? Dental crowns are very versatile in the world of dentistry that can help restore your oral health and improve the appearance of your smile. In fact, dental crowns are very common, yet many people do not understand how efficient... Read more »