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 »

Plaque and Tartar; Understanding the Basics

Because dental plaque and tartar are the root causes of many oral health problems, it is important to understand what they are, how they form, and how to combat them. Plaque is a sticky colorless film of bacteria that is constantly forming on your teeth. Plaque is dangerous because the bacteria that it contains can… Read more »

Whitening Toothpaste Might Help Prevent Future Dental Stains

Whitening toothpaste and whitening strips often make bold claims about their overall effectiveness for removing dental stains. Unfortunately, most of these products only use mild concentrations of hydrogen peroxide which can do little more than alleviate minor dental stains on the surfaces of your teeth. To deal with a more significant case of dental stains… Read more »

Keep Your Smile Healthy During Spring Travelling

Are you going to be traveling this spring? If so, we have some tips to share with you! Traveling during the spring is always a fun adventure and usually has the pictures to prove it. If you are interested in keeping your smile healthy and white during your vacation, then check out this list of… Read more »

Oral Health Strategies: Pregnancy and Dental Health

To continue receiving the necessary oral health care to ensure your smile can thrive for many decades to come, you will need to be aware of all potential risk factors and scenarios that may arise. If you are female, be aware that while you’re pregnant, you will suffer from significant oral health risks if you’re… Read more »

Why Regular Dentist Visits Are Important

Do you know what the recommended time in between visits to your dentist should be? For optimal oral health, you need to see your dentist every 6 months–or twice a year. Yet, most people only see the dentist once a year or less. There may be some contributing factors that these numbers reflect, such as,… Read more »

How to Incorporate Mouthwash into Your Oral Care Routine

Many people assume that as long as they brush and floss their teeth every day, they have no need for mouthwash. The truth is that, while mouthwash can’t replace any of these habits, it can further improve your dental health and leave your breath fresh and your smile clean. We are eager to help you… Read more »