What Do You Know about Your Pearly Whites?

At and our team want our patients in , , to know just how important their smile is. Your smile consists of several components working together to help you function effectively–teeth, gums, cheeks, tongue, throat, and saliva production make up this oral package. Since your teeth help you smile, speak, and chew, here are some… Read more »

What are Onlays and Inlays?

It’s quite common for the occlusal, or biting surface, of molars and premolars to have deep pits and fissures. Functionally, this makes them more efficient for chewing and grinding hard and tough foods. At the same time, these areas can also sometimes trap residual food particles and plaque. If these areas are not thoroughly cleaned… Read more »

Your Teeth and Remineralization

Did you know that your enamel is the strongest substance in your mouth? But even though your enamel is strong, it can weaken over time. And once your enamel is gone, it’s gone forever–but your enamel can strengthen itself through a process known as remineralization. Fortunately, while remineralization is a natural process, there are a… Read more »

The Importance of Primary Teeth

Your child’s primary teeth, which are also called baby teeth, are important to his or her development. These teeth help them chew, speak, and smile. The primary teeth also hold the place for the permanent teeth, or adult teeth, to grow in. The health of the baby teeth is important because when one is lost… Read more »

Dental Implants for Replacing Missing Teeth

What Are Dental Implants? For a patient who is missing one or more permanent teeth, Dr. may recommend dental implants in , . A dental implant is a restoration that replaces both the missing tooth and its root. A dental implant is made up of a titanium post, which fuses with the jawbone, and a… Read more »

Caring for a Damaged Tooth

When you break a tooth, you’ll likely experience some pain. Whether the tooth is just chipped, cracked, completely falls out, you’ll feel the damage – and that’s when you need to act fast. The quicker you properly care for a damaged tooth, the better your chances are of saving that tooth. With that in mind,… Read more »

What are Plaque and Tartar?

When it comes to dentistry, there are a few terms and phrases that can be confusing. For instance, you’ve probably heard of plaque and tartar—but do you know what the differences actually are? Plaque is made of bacteria containing food particles and saliva. Plaque usually forms around your teeth. Fortunately, plaque is soft and sticky,… Read more »

7 Toothbrushing Tips

Brushing your teeth twice a day, once in the morning and once at night, is important for your oral health. However, Dr. and our team stress that brushing your teeth properly is even more important for a healthy mouth. To improve your dental hygiene effectiveness, follow the following tips: Choose the Right Toothbrush Just any… Read more »

Flossing Twice a Day Helps Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease starts when residual food particles and plaque at the gum line are allowed to harden into tartar. This causes an infection and inflammation of the gum tissues. Brushing your teeth twice a day will help to clean away residual food particles and plaque the surfaces of teeth. However, brushing alone is completely ineffective… Read more »

Where Did the Tooth Fairy Originate?

The Tooth Fairy is a much beloved legend. We all have fond memories of leaving each lost tooth under the pillow for the Tooth Fairy to find. But where did the Tooth Fairy originate? The legend of the Tooth Fairy has evolved over time. However, legends and myths surrounding losing baby teeth go back for… Read more »