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 »

Oral Health Habits that May Cause Gums to Bleed

Have you noticed signs of bleeding gums, such as some redness in the sink when you rinse and spit after brushing and flossing? Bleeding gums can be the result of many oral health conditions, including the result of gum disease. To help you address bleeding gums, we offer some insight into oral care habits that… Read more »

When Do I Need to Floss?

If you had to answer honestly when the last time you flossed was, what would you say? If you’re like most people, it’s probably a lot longer ago than it should’ve been. This is a concerning issue, since flossing does so much good for your oral health and cavity prevention. A lot of the problem… Read more »

Learning About Dentures

Dentures are appliances that can be removed that replace most or all of your natural teeth. They are made up of a flesh-colored base that sits over the gums. Replacement teeth are attached to this base. Dentures can help restore the functionality and appearance of the mouth. It is natural for new dentures to feel… Read more »

Maximize Your Smile by Treating and Preventing Bad Breath

When you establish an effective oral hygiene routine, you will notice that it can have a substantial impact on preventing several risks that can be caused due to poor oral health. One of those risks includes bad breath. If you often find yourself at a heightened risk of bad breath, improving your cleaning or lifestyle… Read more »

Pinpointing the Problem of Sensitive Teeth

If you find that it is becoming painfully uncomfortable every time you bite into an ice cream or drink a hot beverage, you may be feeling the effects of sensitive teeth. There are several potential causes for the condition ranging from cavities, fractured teeth, loss of tooth enamel, or exposed roots from receding gum lines…. Read more »

Oral Health 101: Bruxism

Bruxism is an oral condition in which you grind or clench your teeth together while you sleep. This clenching and grinding can cause a lot of problems with your teeth, such as cracking them, wearing them down, and creating tension in your temporomandibular joint. Bruxism can be caused by stress, anxiety, an abnormal bite, teeth… Read more »