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 »

Oral Piercing Dangers

Are you considering getting an oral piercing? If so, our dentists, Dr. David Sudimack and Dr. Drew Marketto, encourage you to think twice. Oral piercings can damage your smile in more ways than you might realize. In fact, they can be quite a danger to your teeth and gums. Some dangers of oral piercings include:… Read more »

Content Smiles: Bruxism

When assessing your oral health care, it’s always a good idea to determine if an underlying condition is present while you sleep. Various visual clues may indicate that you are suffering from an oral health ailment at night such as bruxism. Bruxism is a condition in which you grind and gnash your teeth as you… Read more »

Easy Sources of Fluoride Intake

When your teeth are regularly exposed to bacteria and acidic food, they can be stripped of valuable minerals that keep the tooth enamel, and therefore your smile, protected against tooth decay. One of these important minerals is fluoride, which your smile needs in sufficient amounts to remain resistant to harmful dental acids, bacteria, and plaque… Read more »

The Secret to Getting Kids to Brush Their Teeth

Nighttime can be tough for parents, especially with smaller children who don’t like to brush their teeth. Getting your child to brush their teeth (and brush them well) can feel impossible, especially after a hard day. But, helping your kids brush their teeth doesn’t have to be a painful experience. Use these tips to make… Read more »

All About Same-Day Crowns

When you come into to restore a worn-down, broken, or even unattractive tooth, then your , Dr. , might recommend a dental crown. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that replaces your tooth enamel and restores the health and function of your tooth. Traditionally, a dental crown is made in a dental lab over… Read more »

A Dental Veneer May Benefit Your Cracked Tooth

If you are familiar with dental veneers, you probably know that these cosmetic shells bond to weakened or misshapen teeth to improve the health and appearance of your smile. Dental veneers are used for many reasons, including correcting crooked teeth, whitening your smile, and closing gaps between teeth. One important benefit of dental veneers is… Read more »