The Difference Between Full and Partial Dentures

Do you know the important differences between full and partial dentures? Our team is happy to review both versions for optimal tooth replacement to help you better understand how they can restore your smile. Below we will review the main types of dentures, which are full and partial dentures, and the benefits they have to… Read more »

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 »

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Are you familiar with the term cosmetic dentistry? If not, then we have exciting news for you! If you have ever dreamed of a beautiful smile, or if you have problems with your teeth, cosmetic dentistry may be able to help you reach your goals and improve the appearance of your smile in a plethora… Read more »

Ancient Peoples Didn’t Brush Their Teeth! So, Why Do I Have To?

History tells us that in the ancient past, people didn’t brush their teeth as we do today. Certainly, they didn’t have anything like fluoridated toothpaste, and yet they didn’t have as many cavities or dental health issues as we have today. Why is this? And, why are modern man’s teeth so weak by comparison? The… Read more »

Detecting Decay With the Help of Dental X-Rays

Have you had an X-ray taken of your teeth? The most common type is called a “bitewing X-ray.” This is because of its appearance. It looks wing-like, and it is a plastic (or cardboard) tab with X-ray film inside. The dentist’s assistant or hygienist places it strategically inside your mouth and asks you to bite… Read more »

A Fluoride Supplement Can Reduce Your Risk of Tooth Decay

Your tooth enamel depends on its mineral density for strength, but this can become depleted if you have poor oral hygiene and don’t drink fluoridated water regularly. When the tooth enamel is weak, you are more likely to develop cavities. Our dentist can provide prescription fluoride supplements if you need to treat weak tooth enamel… Read more »

Common Causes of Halitosis

Bad breath, also called halitosis, afflicts up to 50% of adults at some point in their lives. There are multiple possible causes for bad breath, which range from the mild to the serious. Before leaping to serious conclusions, however, consider these common causes of halitosis.   Bacteria: One of the main causes of bad breath… Read more »