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... 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... 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.... 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 »

Professional Dental Cleanings are Key to Preventing Tooth Decay

There are many routine dental procedures that prevent tooth decay, but professional dental cleanings and exams are among the most important. Dental exams themselves are a form of prevention because they help you and your dentist catch things before they become serious. It may be tempting to try some of... Read more »

You Don’t Have to Worry About Tooth Worms

There are a number of hazards to your dental health, but thankfully tooth worms are not one of them. What are tooth worms? Well, no one has ever seen one, but the ancient Babylonians thought they were the cause of toothaches. Rest assured, our dentist, Dr. Samuel D. Knight won’t... Read more »

Dental Dream Makers: Teeth Whiteners

If you wish to dramatically improve the look of your natural smile, consider the risks associated with oral health care procedures and treatments that you purchase over-the-counter. In the case of teeth whitening treatment systems, some products can bleach your gums and even wear down your tooth enamel. Due to... Read more »

Why Your Toothbrush Should Remain Yours Alone

You can enjoy a healthy smile by practicing the basic steps of oral care, including daily brushing and flossing and often seeing your dentist for dental checkups. If you are concerned about protecting your oral health, our dental team will gladly provide additional tips on protecting your dental health from... Read more »

Understanding Gingivitis

Are you familiar with an oral health risk known as gingivitis? Gingivitis is an oral health condition that is an early stage of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. Typically, gingivitis develops with several signs and symptoms that are easily noticeable and present with the disease. If infections with... Read more »

Detecting the Signs of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Baby bottle tooth decay is a serious dental problem that attacks children’s smiles. This problem usually develops when the child is sent to bed with a bottle full of milk or a sugary liquid or when the teeth are frequently exposed to decay-causing substances for long periods of time. It’s... Read more »