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 »

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 toothbrush. It is optimal to... 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 »

Gum Disease: Age and Gender

While everyone is vulnerable to gum disease–men, women, and children–research has shown that men tend to have a higher risk of gum disease. Why? Perhaps because they are not seeing a dentist regularly or are not as consistent with good oral hygiene habits. Let’s take a closer look at periodontitis in men, women, and children.... Read more »

What Are the Benefits of Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing may be suggested if you have gum disease. The issue may be that your sulcus, which is a small space like a canal or a trench that runs between your gums and your teeth, is deepening. Normally, the sulcus is about one or three millimeters deep, but gum disease can make… Read more »

Test What You Know About Fluoride Here

Our , Dr. , strongly recommends the use of fluoride. This is because fluoride can benefit you and your smile in many ways. In order to properly use fluoride, you need to know all about it. To find out what you know about fluoride, our encourages you to take the following fluoride test. We hope… Read more »

Getting Dentures

When it’s time to get dentures, or any sort of fake teeth, you may come to realize just how involved the process is. Going through the dentures process yourself can give you an appreciation for the efficacy of natural teeth. It may also make you wish you’d done more to save your teeth as well… Read more »

Understanding Oral Cancer Symptoms and Screenings

To minimize risks associated with oral cancer, you need to make sure that you’re always looking for signs and symptoms that it may be present in your mouth. Because over 40,000 Americans every year are diagnosed with oral and throat cancer, it is important to make sure that you are routinely taking the steps to… Read more »

Oral Health Viewpoint: Endodontics

Have you ever heard of endodontics before? Endodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry designed to repair issues associated with the inner workings of a tooth. If the inner lining of a tooth’s root or the pulp has become damaged, an endodontics treatment will be required in order to save the tooth. Without treatments such… Read more »