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 »

Fluoridated Water and Why it’s Beneficial

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is good for your teeth because it strengthens the protective enamel and prevents tooth decay. Fluoride dental care products are available, like toothpaste and mouthwash, but did you know that fluoride is also present in water. Many community water systems are fluoridated in order the give the already… Read more »

Toothache Cures “Back in the Day”

If you have a toothache, you aren’t alone. People have been getting toothaches since the dawn of teeth. And that has been a while. If your physician in ancient times thought you had a tooth worm causing your pain, he might try to remove it. The problem was, no one really knew what a tooth… Read more »

Don’t Forget the Importance of Sleep Apnea Prevention and Care

Did you know that sleep apnea is a condition in which an individual may begin to suffer interrupted breathing patterns while they sleep? Often times, it can be a difficult condition to detect because an individual cannot self-diagnose themselves due to the fact they are asleep when the condition occurs. However, if it goes untreated,… Read more »

Keep Tooth Enamel by Keeping it Safe

Believe it or not, the toughest substance in your body is the tooth enamel that covers your teeth. It functions to protect your teeth from harmful substances such as bacteria, plaque, tartar and acids that can cause damage to the teeth. Tooth enamel also shields the inner tooth structure from heat and cold so that… Read more »

Achievements in Dentistry: Treating Jaw and Facial Pain

Are you suffering from recurring jaw and facial pain? If you are, it could be linked to an underlying issue within your oral health that needs to be corrected as soon as possible. By understanding the risk factors associated with jaw and facial pain, our dentist can provide treatments that are tailored to your specific… Read more »

Avoiding Enamel Erosion

Are you interested in avoiding enamel erosion? If so, you’re on the right track toward a top-notch smile! Enamel erosion can be destructive for the smile because it attacks the tooth enamel and weakens it. This can promote dental issues like cavities and tooth fractures. It’s best to maintain strong and healthy teeth and our… Read more »