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 »

Tips to Quit the Nail-Biting Habit

If nail-biting is a problem for you, it is important to know that that it can damage your teeth. Luckily, there are many things that can help you quit biting your nails so that your smile can stay in tip-top shape. Nail biting can damage tooth enamel and chip or fragment teeth as well. It… Read more »

The Wonders of Oral Emergency Care

Are you aware of oral emergencies that can often arise and what you can do to help minimize the damage? Although professional care is often needed if you suffer any kind of horrible accident or injury, there are steps you can take in the immediate aftermath of the trauma to help assist with recovery time… Read more »

Tips on Preventing Oral Injuries

If you want a strong and healthy smile, then you need to clean and care for your teeth and gums and do everything you can to prevent oral injuries. Now, oral injuries are not 100 percent preventable because accidents happen, but our dentist, Dr. , is happy to give you the tips you need to… Read more »

Oral Tissue Facts

Your gums are the puffy, pink tissues that surround your teeth and their roots. They are essential parts of your smile and oral health, and it’s very important to do everything you can to keep them in tip-top shape. Our dentist, Dr. , would like to tell you all about oral tissues so you can… Read more »

Figuring Out Flossing

When visiting the dentist, you know will ask that one question, “Do you floss daily?” If you answer in the negative, you are not alone. Your dentist is primed for this answer and ready with a heartfelt lecture. They know that despite its tremendous benefits, most patients neglect daily flossing, floss infrequently, or do not… Read more »

What is Tooth Enamel Remineralization?

The extremely strong substance that covers your teeth is called tooth enamel, and it is one of the strongest substances in your body. However, tooth enamel can be affected by bacteria and acids, which can cause it to disappear permanently if it’s worn away. Thankfully, tooth enamel is very good at strengthening itself by undergoing… Read more »