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 »

Do You Need Orthognathic Surgery to Relieve TMJ Pain?

If you find yourself experiencing TMJ symptoms that are mild and infrequent, they may go away on their own. This sometimes can take weeks or months depending on what you do to help your jaw find relief. Of course, this is a good time to alleviate symptoms by temporarily sticking to a soft food or... 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 »

Common Questions About Oral Surgery Recovery

Do you have questions concerning your recovery post-op? We have answers to the most common questions we get. Read on for more: How can I prepare for oral surgery? Make sure you have a comfortable recovery place set up at home. Having extra pillows can help you rest more comfortably, and having something to do... Read more »

A Tooth With a Large Chip May Need a Dental Crown Restoration

A bad habit like chewing on ice or medications can sometimes exert enough force to chip or fracture a tooth’s enamel layer. A similar problem could also be related to chronic night grinding or using your teeth to open a package. If the damaged tooth isn’t treated by a dentist in a reasonable amount of… Read more »

Do You Want a Dental Implant for Enhanced Dental Restoration?

If you are struggling to overcome tooth loss, Dr. and our team will gladly work with you to choose a custom solution for a missing tooth. You may find that dental implants are the ideal treatment to offer enhanced oral function and provide a strong, natural smile. To help you determine if a dental implant… Read more »

Oral Health Care for the Season: Root Canal Therapy

Rather than waiting for damage to come to your smile, you may need to employ various risk prevention techniques to ensure that no damage occurs. One of the biggest risks to your smile consists of damage to your pulp. As the pulp is the life source of a tooth that contains various connective tissues and… Read more »

Oral Health Concerns: Teenage Dentistry

Are you familiar with common risks to your smile as a teen? Several forms of dental damage can often arise from the products you are using, the habits you partake in, and your cleaning routines. Make sure you are exercising caution at all times with your oral health, especially during your teen years when your… Read more »