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 »

Tooth Bonding Versus Veneers

Have you ever been confused about the difference between tooth bonding and veneer bonding? Fortunately, understanding the difference between the two procedures is simple. Veneers are generally made of porcelain and require that a molding be sent to a laboratory for manufacturing while tooth bonding is made of a composite resin that can be molded… Read more »

The Placement Process of Dental Fillings

Getting a cavity is not something anyone really wants. Still, one can form in our teeth if we are not careful. In this case, a filling may be used to restore the tooth. If you are unfamiliar with fillings or are just curious, we can explain the placement process for you. You can relax knowing… Read more »

A Dentist Can Safely Whiten Your Teeth by Administering a Dental Bleaching Treatment

Tooth enamel that has been altered by significant dental stains can leave you feeling self-conscious when you smile. If the discoloration has deeply saturated your teeth the retail whitening products sold in stores will likely prove ineffective. Over using these items can potentially damage your tooth enamel or significantly irritate your gums. If you have… Read more »

Zero Tolerance for Xerostomia

What is Xerostomia? That is the fancy, medical term for chronic dry mouth disease–when the salivary glands do not produce enough saliva to consistently lubricate the mouth. There are many jobs, besides just making it easier to eat, that saliva does that you probably do not realize. Let’s take a look: Eating and Digestion Your… Read more »

A Chipped Dental Veneer Needs Professional Care

A special type of dental grade porcelain or composite resin is often used in the creation of dental veneers.  These materials are very good at mimicking the appearance of naturally white tooth enamel. Once a dentist like Dr. installs them onto the faces of your teeth the dental veneer will effectively improve the appearance of… Read more »

How to Prepare for a Dental Emergency on Vacation

Do you want to prepare for dental emergencies on your vacation? If so, our dentists are more than happy to help you. This is because they want you to enjoy yourself while you’re on vacation instead of worrying about how to deal with dental emergencies. So, to help you prepare for dental emergencies, our dentists… Read more »