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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, catching problems in their early... 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 tooth’s chewing action. Over time,... 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 living cells it can’t grow... 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 your family history. We will... read more »

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is one of the most debilitating chronic conditions American adults have to deal with today. A lack of adequate sleep results directly in poor health. From a slower metabolism to weight gain and chronic fatigue, sleep apnea impacts every area of your life. Fortunately, there are treatments available. One of those treatments can be started right here in our... read more »

What is Scaling and Planing?

There are a lot of different things you can do to your teeth to help them stay in great shape. Brushing, flossing, and mouthwash use are the most effective things to do at home. However, there are some things that only trained professionals can do. One of those procedures is called scaling and planing. This is an activity performed when you... read more »

A Tooth With a Suspect Dental Filling Needs to Be Treated

Small cavities and chips that are limited to a tooth’s enamel layer can often be treated by having a dentist apply a dental filling. The special dental material will seal the area to prevent future tooth decay while also restoring the structural integrity of the tooth. As time goes on inconsistencies in your oral hygiene routine can gradually start to... read more »

A Missing Tooth Can Lead to Long-Term Complications

When a tooth is lost to severe trauma or a bad cavity whatever remains of the root may need to be extracted before the gums can heal. While this will certainly hamper your ability to bite and chew food, it could lead to other long-term complications. A missing tooth in the front of the mouth can also alter your smile’s... read more »

Underlining Causes of Bad Breath Problems

There are many reasons you could be experiencing severe bad breath problems. However, if your bad breath seems persistent and stubborn, then you could be experiencing a medical condition called halitosis. Halitosis is a condition that causes terrible breath to linger and has many causes. To help you understand why you are experiencing this condition, our dentist, Dr. David Tapani... read more »

Flossing Isn’t Hard Anymore

With all the new flossing products on the market today making it easier and more time efficient, there really isn't any excuse to neglect to floss these days and miss out on the tremendous benefits of greater oral health. Yet, less than one-third of people floss daily. Research provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the... read more »