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 Bounce Back from a Bone Graft

Bone grafting is a jawbone procedure that is performed to restore areas of lost or weakened bone structure in your jaw. If you are one of the many patients who have questions about the recovery portion of bone grafting, our team is happy to offer a few tips for a successful and speedy bone graft… Read more »

The Basics: Halitosis

For help improving your health, it is important to avoid risks often associated with underlying conditions that may be present. The number one rule is that you should never neglect your oral health care. If you begin to allow plaque buildup and bacteria to collect in your mouth, eventually it will lead to several oral… Read more »

Toothpaste Options and Brushing Advice

Best practices for oral hygiene include brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes, and flossing once daily. But what about the proper technique to brush? Too many of us assume that a tough-bristled toothbrush and lots of abrasive toothpaste to scour the plaque off our teeth are the appropriate route. Right? Wrong. In… Read more »

The Common Indications of TMJ Disorder

Your temporomandibular joints attach the lower jaw to the upper jaw, working with the cartilaginous disk, ligaments, and muscles to enable your mouth to open, close, bite, chew, and talk. If you suffer inflammation in the joints or a mechanical injury, it could cause you to experience the pain and discomfort of a TMJ disorder…. Read more »

Tips to Avoid Tooth Sensitivity

Teeth that hurt when eating or drinking can be annoying and painful. This happens when we lose the protective enamel covering our teeth, or when the gums recede to reveal the underlying root. Once the raw tooth is exposed, hot and cold can cause pain when eating and drinking. Very sweet things also become irritants… Read more »

Oral Health and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a wondrous blessing, but it’s not without its effects. Since we are concerned about your health and the care of your child, we’ve amassed this post about the impacts of pregnancy on the mouth. We are hopeful that this info helps boost your education and gives you the knowledge you need to battle… Read more »