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 »

Overcome Your Fear of Root Canals!

Dentistry has come a long way over the years. For example, in ancient Babylon and other parts of the world, toothaches were thought to be caused a a creature called a tooth worm. No knew what a tooth worm looked like, since in reality they obviously do not exist. But the ancients did not know… Read more »

The Reasons Why You Have Gum Recession

Gum recession is when your gums pull away from the teeth, exposing the roots and making the teeth look longer than natural. This can affect the appearance and health of your smile in many ways. Unfortunately, there are many causes of gum recession, and our periodontist, Dr. Jeffrey Lowry, would like to tell you all… Read more »

The 101 on the American Dental Association

Have you ever been walking down the oral health aisle at the grocery store, and see products labeled with an “ADA Seal of Approval?” A lot of us have, but few of us can explain what the ADA is and why it matters. Today, we’re going to take a few minutes to explain the importance… Read more »

Educate Yourself About Dental Fitness

To ensure that your smile can thrive in the years to come, take the time to assess your risks and implement effective hygiene routines. Beyond making sure your mouth is always clean, limit the number of products that can damage them to begin with. This includes making sure that your dietary selections are safe for… Read more »

Extend the Life of Your Dental Veneers with Proper Care

If you have heard about dental veneers, you may already know that these shells attach to the front surfaces of your teeth to help your smile look healthier and more attractive. Many patients choose to receive dental veneers in order to whiten their teeth, correct crookedness in the teeth or cover minor tooth gaps. The… Read more »

Super Smile Treatments: Halitosis

A healthy smile may depend on treatments that can eliminate risk factors to your oral health. However, in the case of bad breath, the problem may be caused by a health issue elsewhere in your body. But, you should always start by looking for the cause of halitosis, or bad breath in your mouth. Halitosis,… Read more »