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 »

Think Twice About Getting an Oral Piercing

Over the years, oral piercings have become a fashion statement for many people. It may be hip, it may be hot and it may be cool, but is it safe? Before you make an appointment to get your new tongue stud and pick out a stud or barbell in your... Read more »

Restore Your Smile With Composite Dental Fillings

Are you aware of the benefits of composite fillings? A composite filling is a cosmetic restoration treatment that is designed to repair cavities by filling them in with a durable material that can return the tooth to its normal function and shape. Once the decayed tooth material is removed and... Read more »

Taking Time to Learn About Dental Tools

You’ve come into the dental office for your regular six-month checkup and cleaning. Good for you! This is an important part of keeping up your oral health. Twice every year, we give you preventative care by giving you a thorough professional cleaning. Have you ever wondered about the tools we... Read more »

Halitosis Treatment

Are you doing everything you can to keep your smile safe and clean? If you notice any changes in your oral health, there could be several risks present, including halitosis. If you are suffering from halitosis, also known as bad breath, it may be more than just simply foul odors... Read more »

A Cavity on a Tooth’s Biting Surface Might Require an Inlay Dental Filling

The contoured biting surfaces of your back teeth play an important role in your essential oral function. These pits and fissures in the tooth enamel of molars and premolars help the large teeth to chew, grind and process food into small enough pieces to be safely swallowed. Sometimes these deep... Read more »

Beware of Dental Plaque

The phrase “combat plaque” is frequently heard and seen on ads for dental products like toothpaste promoting the efficacy of the product. But what is plaque and what is the significance of removing it from your smile? We offer further information on the nature of dental plaque and how it... Read more »