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, catching problems in their early... 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 tooth’s chewing action. Over time,... 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 living cells it can’t grow... 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 your family history. We will... read more »

Your Guide to Dental Veneers

When you’re looking to improve your smile, you thankfully have a lot of different options to choose from. One of the options that gets overlooked though, is dental veneers. These are a great choice for people with surface stains on their teeth, or other imperfections that need a bit of love. But do you know what veneers are, or why... read more »

How Can My Back Teeth Receive Dental Sealants?

Have you noticed that your back teeth, or your molars and premolars, appear different than your other teeth not only because they are larger but also because they have ridges known as cusps? The cusps are responsible for helping you to chew and grind the food you eat so that it’s easier to digest. While they serve such an important... read more »

Augmenting Your Oral Hygiene Routine

A consistent daily oral hygiene routine is important for maintaining a healthy mouth. It involves carefully brushing your teeth each morning and evening with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. You also need to make a concentrated effort to floss between each of your teeth and along the gumline at least once per day. Some people find it helpful to... read more »

Dentistry FAQs: TMJ Disorder Prevention and Treatments

Caring for your TMJ properly includes making sure you are aware of all causes of TMJ disorders and the appropriate treatments that can be used. A TMJ disorder, also referred to as a temporomandibular joint disorder, occurs when damage has occurred to the complex ball and socket joints within your jaw. Frequently asked questions regarding TMJs and TMJ disorders are... read more »

Tooth Hazard Risk Assessment

Did you know that seemingly innocuous tasks in your life could potentially be leading to severe dental damage? Several oral health risks arise from our day-to-day activities that over time could destroy your smile. If that wasn't enough, there are also several incidents involved with poor oral health linked to immediate dental damage from risks associated with tooth hazards. Frequently... read more »

Reverse Poor Oral Hygiene with Teenage Dentistry

Peer pressure is often associated with the teen years. This is because individuals often associate risks in their lives with social success. However, these risk factors and peer pressure hazards can slowly damage your smile and set your oral health back decades. To ensure your smile can thrive for the rest of your life, exercise caution with your oral health... read more »