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 »

Implants vs. Bridges: What to Know

Having teeth replaced is a bittersweet experience. On one hand, it’s great to finally have teeth that work properly again. Then again, it does mean that your oral health suffered enough to get to this point. When you get to this point, you’ll have a few different options to choose from for your new teeth…. Read more »

What Is TMJ Disorder?

The temporomandibular joint is what connects your jaw to your skull. It’s an important joint, and it’s easily irritated. Whenever you have pain or irritation in this joint, it’s known as TMJ disorder. A lot of different things can cause TMJ disorder. Knowing what causes it can help you avoid getting it. Even if you’ve… Read more »

How Do You Choose a Toothpaste?

The last time you went to buy toothpaste, were you amazed, and perhaps a little overwhelmed, at the options that are available? We would like to help make it a little easier to figure out which one might be better for your smile. Unless you have been specifically told differently by one of our dentists,… Read more »

Effective Gingivitis Prevention Includes Thorough Daily Flossing

Gingivitis is the earliest form of periodontal disease, which typically causes inflamed gums that bleed easily and often leads to chronic bad breath. Without professional treatment, it can worsen into the more severe form of gum disease which is known as periodontitis. If you have periodontal health concerns the wisest course of action is to… Read more »

Dental Attrition Can Be Caused by Changes in the Alignment of Your Teeth

The shape and curvature of each tooth in your mouth is intended to maximize their relationship with their partners in your bite pattern. When they meet at a clean angle it allows you to efficiently bite, chew and grind food. As you age it’s possible for genetics and other factors to cause gradual changes in… Read more »

Springtime Smile Bliss: Mouth Guards

Enhancing your smile through the use of mouth guards is extremely beneficial for individuals who routinely suffer from problems associated with oral accidents or injuries. If you are involved in any high-risk activities such as contact sports, it is important to visit your dentist to determine if a mouth guard it should be employed. As… Read more »

Five Tips for Proper Denture Care

Making the decision to receive dentures is a big life change, and we want to make sure you feel confident in your choice. Below are five helpful ways to care for dentures at home and keep them in excellent shape: 1. Give your dentures a rinse every day before you brush them in order to… Read more »