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.... 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... Read more »

Diabetes and Your Smile

How often do you think about diabetes and its effect on your smile? As nearly 10 percent of the US population suffers from diabetes, you may be in the position of thinking about how your condition will affect your teeth and gums. The truth is that diabetes can have a... Read more »

A Tooth With a Failing Dental Filling Needs Timely Treatment

Dental fillings can range in size depending on the dental health condition they need to treat. Minor cavities and chips can sometimes be repaired by a simple amalgam or composite dental filling. An inlay or onlay dental filling might be needed to treat a large cavity that afflicts one of... Read more »

Recovering From Tooth Extraction Requires Special Care

Some patients need to have one or even multiple teeth extracted to deal with a wide range of dental health issues. An untreated cavity or severe dental trauma are two of the more common reasons for tooth extraction. However, patients suffering from severe periodontal disease sometimes need to have multiple... Read more »

The 411: Dental Emergencies

If there was a medical or physical emergency, there is one number you’ve probably known to call since you were a young child. On the other end of the line would be a professional who could calmly help you handle the situation. But do you know how to handle a... Read more »

What Can Cause Gingivitis?

Does it seem like you frequently get gingivitis? Are you aware of what can increase your chances of developing periodontal disease? Gingivitis may be noticed if your gums are red or swollen, they may be tender or bleed easily. While it can be a mild infection in the gums at... Read more »

Is Your Electric Toothbrush Effective?

Are you considering switching to an electric toothbrush? If so, we are excited for this new change in your life because electric toothbrushes can offer increased efficacy and results in cleaning your teeth. Before selecting your new toothbrush, we offer a few things to consider so that you can choose... Read more »

Signs Your Tooth Has a Cavity

The development of tooth decay is an important reason to visit the dentist right away, before the cavity will continue to grow and become severe, complicating treatment. Severe cavities can result in the need for root canal therapy to keep the tooth protected. We offer a review of early signs... Read more »