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 »

Preventing Cavities If You Have a Sweet Tooth

You have probably heard for years that sugar can lead to cavities. While this may be true, it might not mean that you need to feel extreme guilt if you have a sweet tooth and enjoy a treat every now and then. Even if you have some sugary snacks more frequently than the average person,… Read more »

A Porcelain Dental Crown Mimics the Appearance of Natural Tooth Enamel

When a tooth in the front of your mouth is chipped or suffers from a large cavity, it can affect your mouth in several different ways. On a functional level, the compromised tooth can cause discomfort and sensitivity, which can limit your ability to bite off pieces of food. In many of these cases the… Read more »

Choosing Clear Aligners Over Traditional Braces

Since before the age of dinosaurs, the time-tested way dentists have straightened teeth is with traditional wire and bracket braces attached to the fronts of the teeth, and then tightened incrementally until the teeth are pulled into alignment. They have been very extremely effective over the years and are still in use today for the… Read more »

Oral Health Quiz: Tooth Restorations

How much do you know about repairing your teeth? The truth is you probably know very little about your options available to repair any damage that may have occurred your teeth. Because dental damage is extremely common whether through erosion or oral accidents, it’s important to speak with your dentist to determine your exact damage… Read more »

Can a Lip Ring Hurt My Teeth?

Are you thinking about getting an oral piercing? Did you know that this sign of self-expression can also pose significant health risks to your dental and overall health? While many people have these piercings, we believe that you should know the risks involved before you get them. Our mouths are naturally full of bacteria and… Read more »

Are You a Baseball Player? Avoid These Behaviors for a Healthy Smile

Baseball is a great sport. In fact, it’s America’s favorite past time! But that doesn’t mean everything about it is great. In fact, there are baseball behaviors that can harm your smile and negatively affect your oral health. Our dentist, Dr. Blake Dayley, encourages you to avoid those behaviors so you can maintain strong and… Read more »