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 »

Could Dental Bonding Banish Blemishes?

Do you have a tooth that has been damaged or is discolored? Are you looking for a way to fix it that may be more affordable than some other options? We are happy to offer dental bonding, so named because the material actually bonds to your tooth, to our patients... Read more »

When Extracting a Tooth is Necessary

While we believe that your teeth belong in your smile, and we may do everything we can to save a tooth, there can be times when a tooth needs to be extracted. It could be the result of an oral trauma or dental decay, but we may need to remove... Read more »

Dental Crowns 101

Have you been told that one of your teeth may need a “cap,” or a dental crown? As the name may suggest, crowns sit on top of the tooth to add an extra layer of strength and protection. Unlike the name suggests, however, a dental crown is not a fashion... Read more »

Dental Bridges 101

Are some of your teeth missing? Are you looking for ways to make your smile whole once more? If so, a dental bridge may be a restoration for you to consider. A dental bridge can be a permanent prosthetic device if it is properly maintained. If you have missing teeth,... Read more »

Dental Implants: Bringing Smiles Back

Do you have one or more missing teeth? Have you tried dentures or dental bridges and they just aren’t comfortable for you? If so, you might want to consider getting a dental implant to restore your smile. A dental implant is a metal post or frame that is surgically installed... Read more »

Protecting Your Teeth with Dental Sealants

Do you find your back molars to be difficult to clean? Are the grooves in your molars perfect for food to get caught in? Does plaque seem to be taking up residence despite your diligent brushing efforts? If you answered any of these questions in the affirmative, you are not... Read more »