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 »

Super Smiles: Tooth Hazards

Are you aware of tooth hazard risks in your life that could be slowly damaging your smile? Because tooth hazards can often arise due to various day-to-day activities we are involved in, it is important to assess any habits or risk factors in your life that could be leading to dental damage. To minimize the… Read more »

Dental X-Ray Education: What is a Bitewing?

A bitewing X-ray is the most common type of dental X-ray and is named for the wing-shaped, plastic placeholder (or tab) that the patient bites down on while the camera is positioned and pressed up against the cheek. These winged tabs contain the film inside them while the X-ray machine takes the picture. Your dentist… Read more »

Your Smile Needs Extra Care as You Age

If our body needs extra care as we age, isn’t it ideal to see that our teeth and gums need extra attention as we age too? Throughout life, our body goes through a great deal, so with time, taking extra care of your smile is always helpful to help your teeth and gums last a… Read more »

Dental Tips for Athletes

If you’re an athlete, then you need to care for your smile while you practice and play, no matter which sport you participate in. This is very important because if you’re not careful, there is a chance you can suffer dental problems and even dental emergencies. So, to help you care for your smile while… Read more »

A Compromised Tooth with an Existing Dental Filling Might Need a Dental Crown Restoration

A dental filling relies on healthy surrounding tooth enamel to help secure it in place. If a tooth with an existing dental filling that suffers a chip, fracture, or newly developing cavity might not have sufficient dental structure to treat it with a second dental filling. In a case like this might recommend a dental… Read more »

Are You Treating a Cavity? Here’s What You Should Ask Your Dentist

If you’re about to treat a cavity, then you’re on your way toward the strong, healthy, and functional tooth/teeth you need. Unfortunately, many people feel nervous at the dental office, especially when they need a treatment. If you’re one of these people, our dental team encourages you to ask your dentist, Dr. , questions. The… Read more »

Cavity Care 101

A “cavity” is the hole that forms when your tooth enamel has been extensively damaged, exposing the inner parts of the tooth. If not taken care of, cavities can cause pain, infection,  or even tooth loss. If you have a cavity, it’s time to assess your dental health care habits. It is possible that the… Read more »