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 »

Why Pregnancy Gingivitis Should Not Be Ignored

Pregnancy is a time to be especially mindful of your own health, and like any great mom, you are no doubt balancing nutrition, exercise and prenatal checkups. We encourage you to pay special attention to your oral health during pregnancy and not ignore signs of pregnancy gingivitis. About half of adult patients in the United… Read more »

Your Cavity Filling Choices

If you’ve ever had a cavity filled, you know that the end result is a whole tooth that doesn’t hurt any longer. The biggest downside of a cavity, though, is the globs of grey that now pepper your once-white smile. That doesn’t exactly do wonders for your smile. And if you have a big cavity… Read more »

Advance Your Oral Health by Leaving Bad Dental Habits Behind

Did you know that there are also bad dental habits that you should avoid? Our team at is happy to go over a few bad dental habits to avoid with you. Brushing Too Energetically While brushing your teeth twice daily is a great habit to have, scrubbing your teeth is a bad one. Brushing your… Read more »

Oral Health Outliers: Dental Anxiety

When treating dental anxiety, your dentist has numerous tools at his disposal. Because of anxiety that individuals feel about visiting their dental office, it often times becomes an issue that all dentists will face at some point in time, which is important because it means that they are well prepared for the condition. It is… Read more »

Reassess Your Oral Health with Healthy and Unhealthy Diet Choices

Eating healthy includes not only avoiding unhealthy foods but also seeking out healthy foods that can strengthen your smile and tooth enamel. A healthy and nutritious diet can help keep your teeth safe from all of the rigors and risks to which it is often tasked. Because it is often difficult to avoid all potential… Read more »

Chewing Gum: An Unexpected Ally For Your Teeth

It is important to brush and floss your teeth everyday (brushing, of course, happens twice a day). Usually this is done morning and night. However, many people want to clean their mouths directly after eating to maintain a clean smile and fresh breath. Unfortunately, brushing right after eating can damage your smile. The acids in… Read more »