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 »

Why Do I Have Dry Mouth?

Have you heard of chronic dry mouth? Do you find yourself with not enough moisture in your mouth when you go to speak or swallow? If so, then you may have dry mouth. This is an uncomfortable medical condition that causes you to experience an ongoing dry sensation in the mouth... Read more »

Taking Steps Against Periodontal Disease

What can you do to avoid periodontal disease and the increased risks to your health? Here are some answers for you: Step 1. At-home Care This part is simple and easy to follow. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice each day for two minutes with a soft-bristled... Read more »

A Complete Denture Can Replace the Teeth in a Full Dental Arch

As you grow older, your body naturally undergoes a variety of changes. Some individuals who struggle to maintain healthy daily oral hygiene practices are often at increased risk for suffering long-term problems such as tooth decay and periodontal disease. As the years go by, bacteria living near or in the... 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 »

The Tooth Fairy Promotes Dental Health

Most children have heard of the Tooth Fairy. When your child loses a tooth, they probably parade their small white treasure around the house, proudly showing it to everyone within view. Then, as night descends, they eagerly tuck the tooth beneath their pillow to await the fairy’s arrival. Your child... 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 »

Taming a Toothache

Mae West once said, “Love conquers all things, except poverty and toothache” and if you have ever had a toothache, you know that the pain has a way of focusing your attention on nothing but your hurting tooth. One of the problems that come with a toothache is the inconvenience.... Read more »

Saving Your Smile with a Dental Bridge

Replacing a missing tooth is more important than you may realize. Obviously, there are cosmetic issues. Without a full set of teeth, you may feel self-conscious about your appearance. However, there are other reasons for making sure that you have a complete smile. Having all of your teeth allows you... Read more »

Oral Hygiene – Your Guide

Keeping up your oral health is just as important as paying attention to your waistline and your diet. In fact, the quality of your oral health is an indicator of whether or not the rest of your body is in as good of shape as it needs to be. But... Read more »