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 »

Caring for Your Oral Health With TMJ Disorder Treatments

Are you currently at risk for any TMJ disorders? Are you familiar with common causes of TMJ disorders and how they can be prevented? Due to the fact that a TMJ disorder, also referred to as a temporomandibular joint disorder, is the result of damage to your jawbone and joints in your jaw, you may… Read more »

Orthodontics: How to Make Flossing Easier When You Have Braces

If you have braces, you likely have a hard time flossing, like many people do. Flossing when you have braces can be quite difficult and time-consuming, which can lead to locking the dental floss in the bathroom drawer for weeks. This is dangerous for your smile because flossing is important for your oral health. So,… Read more »

AcceleDent® Can Speed Up Orthodontic Treatment

The difference that orthodontics can make for the health and appearance of your smile is truly astounding. However, straightening your smile with braces can take a long time. Luckily, there are quicker options available. Accelerated orthodontics has the same goal as traditional orthodontics but has a shorter treatment time. For those who desire a shorter… Read more »

Straightening Your Smile: Malocclusion Recognition

Are you aware of common risk factors that lead to the creation of malocclusions? A malocclusion is an oral health ailment in which an individual is suffering from teeth that are not aligned properly. This is also known as a bad bite. Furthermore, jaw structure problems can also cause malocclusions. Here are some common malocclusions… Read more »

Tips on Caring for Your Smile and Braces While Playing Sports

If you’re an athlete who has braces, you need to care for your teeth, gums, and orthodontic hardware while you play. This is very important because if you don’t, you could break your appliance, suffer dental issues, and even experience dental emergencies. So, our orthodontist, Dr. , recommends caring for your smile and braces while… Read more »

A Retainer Needs Daily Oral Hygiene Measures

A retainer is often necessary to prevent relapse after braces have fully corrected the alignment of your teeth. If it’s not countered by the regular use the latent tension in the periodontal ligaments could cause your teeth relapse out of their ideal position. Hawley retainers are the most common types of retainers provided by ’s… Read more »