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 »

Great Dental Care Equals a Great Smile

By now you may have already seen the value of daily oral hygiene when it comes to maintaining a healthy mouth with strong teeth and gums. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush combined with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing in between the teeth and... Read more »

Support Your Smile With Jaw and Facial Pain Treatments and Prevention

Do you know what jaw and facial pain are and how it affects your oral health? Chronic jaw and facial pain is a condition in which you routinely suffer from discomfort. Typically, chronic jaw and facial pain can arise due to tenderness in your jaw, although it can also be... Read more »

Water vs Plastic – The Flossing Fight

It’s a debate that rages among friends and families all across America - is a water flosser as effective as plastic floss? Why can’t you just use regular floss like everyone else? Do you think you’re better than us because you floss with water and we have to use plastic?... Read more »

A Chipped Tooth Can Sometimes Be Treated With a Dental Filling

Dental fractures and chipped teeth can cause problems with localized tooth sensitivity, as well as decreased oral function. Sometimes a chipped tooth can also harbor bacterial deposits that come to foster severe cavities. Even a minor chip can compromise the strength of a tooth, leading to a more severe dental... Read more »

Sleep Apnea Symptoms Might Be Minimized by an Orthodontic Sleep Guard

Chronic snoring and periodic breathing interruption are hallmark signs of a developing sleep apnea issue. While this might prove inconvenient for your spouse and other family members, chronic sleep apnea can lead to significant complications that extend beyond poor quality sleep.   If it’s not addressed in a reasonable amount... Read more »

Facts About Toothbrushes

You know that brushing your teeth every day is absolutely necessary for ideal oral health. You know the color of your personal toothbrush. But beyond that, how much do you really know about toothbrushes? Keep reading to be informed. Is an electric or manual toothbrush better? It may come as... Read more »