Guarding Your Smile

Your teeth are made of several layers that each serve a specific function. The outermost layer, the enamel, is what protects the sensitive inner layers from damage and decay. But tooth enamel, hard as it is, isn’t impervious to damage and decay of its own. It is important to protect tooth enamel wherever possible. That… Read more »

How Diabetes Can Affect Your Oral Health

Diabetes is one of the most prevalent serious diseases in the United States, affecting nearly 10% of the general population. Tens of millions more are considered pre-diabetic. In addition to affecting how the body processes glucose, diabetes can impact all kinds of other body systems. So you should know how diabetes can affect your oral… Read more »

Spring Into a Brighter Smile

Do you hide your smile or withdraw from social situations because your teeth aren’t as bright as you would like? Over time, teeth can lose their luster for a variety of reasons, including staining from food, medication, tobacco use, and even age. Fortunately, there are many whitening options available to get your smile back on… Read more »

Five Dental Habits to Forget

Are you unconsciously damaging your smile? Most permanent teeth are designed to last a lifetime. We invite you to examine these bad dental habits to see how you can improve your oral health! 1. Teeth are Made for Food Many people use their teeth as if they were hardware. If a bottle doesn’t open easily,… Read more »

Dental Bridges: Spanning the Gap

If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth in a row, one option available to restore your smile is a dental bridge. Dental bridges literally bridge the gap in your smile, providing you with a functional, beautiful solution to the gap in your smile. Why are dental bridges a popular restorative option? Should you… Read more »

Dealing with a Lost or Damaged Crown

Your crown and the abutment anchoring it into your mouth are designed to be very durable. With proper care and cleaning it should last for several years to come. However, there are a few things such as gum disease, receding gums or injuries that can cause the crown to come loose, fall out or even… Read more »

Gum Disease 101

Gum disease is a scary and dangerous health condition that could lead to bleeding gums and loose and lost teeth. You need to do everything you can to avoid this disease, and the best way to do that is by attending your six month checkups. Gum disease develops when the plaque on your teeth doesn’t… Read more »

Food And Teeth: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Some foods are great for dental health, some are bad for dental health, and then others are just plain terrible for dental health. Here are some of the best, worst, and awful foods and drinks for your teeth. The Good Water: this cleans away food debris and fluoridated water strengthens teeth. Dairy: contains protein and… Read more »

What You Want To Know About The Application And Care Of Snap-On Smile®

Don’t you wish there was an inexpensive dentistry appliance that simply covered crooked, stained, or gapped teeth? Oh wait, there is one! Snap-On Smile® is an affordable, removable tooth cover which snaps over your teeth, changing their appearance completely. Snap-On Smile® has many benefits, but you may be wondering about the application procedure and care… Read more »

Biting and Extreme Sports

If you are following the World Cup, you are likely to have heard of the incident in which Uruguay’s Luis Suarez received a suspension for biting an opposing player’s shoulder during a game. Here at our dental office, we highly discourage biting anything other than your food, especially people! However, this incident did make us… Read more »