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 »

Keeping Your Dental Bond Where it Belongs

Sometimes it is the little things that matter. Not all dental damage is major or severe, and the repair work may not take long. For example, chips and stains on a tooth don’t need extensive dental work. If a tooth is noticeably shorter than the adjacent ones, or oddly spaced, or it has an odd… Read more »

Oral Piercings Can Be a Danger to Your Oral Health and Smile

If you think oral piercings are cool, your smile doesn’t. In fact, your smile likely despises oral piercings, especially because oral piercings can damage the teeth and gums. This is why our dentist, Dr. , strongly encourages you to avoid oral piercings as much as possible. To help you understand, is happy to list the… Read more »

Dental Sealants

A lot of parents are faced with the question of whether they should have their kids get dental sealants. They’re often recommended at a young age, but why would your kids need – or want – them? Well, there are quite a few reasons why you’d want to seriously consider dental sealants as soon as… Read more »

Protect the Mountains and Valleys on Your Molars

A great many people have back teeth full of deep textures along the biting surfaces that form little mountains and valleys. These textures aid the molars and premolars in grinding food, but they can also pose some health risks because brushing and flossing may not remove the food particles and plaque that become trapped. If… Read more »

Flossing Goes Hand-In-Hand With Brushing

Did you know, flossing goes hand-in-hand with brushing when it comes to maintaining positive oral health? Brushing your teeth alone will not help fight against plaque building up between your teeth or along your gumline. In fact, flossing is an essential defense against plaque and bacteria that seeps into your gums from your teeth. Our… Read more »

Your Smile and Your Diet

Building your best smile includes being aware of the hazards posed by the things you eat and drink to your teeth and gums. Be aware of the risks of constant snacking throughout the day. If you consume sticky or chewy sweets, the sugar can linger in your mouth long after consumption and contribute to the… Read more »