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 »

Knowing When You Have TMJ

Are you constantly having problems pain or difficulty opening and closing your jaw? If you are constantly dealing with problems with your TMJs, or temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder, you are not alone. Millions of your fellow Americans are also dealing with some form of chronic facial pain, which is in fact, the most frequent… Read more »

Sleep Apnea and How We Can Help

An increasingly common medical condition in the U.S. is sleep apnea, and those most susceptible are the following demographics–African Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanics. With sleep apnea, your chest and diaphragm muscles have to work harder to open up blocked airways so they can bring air into the lungs. You may not be aware of… Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you are considering dental implant placement, we are pleased to offer some insight into what you can expect from the procedure. Many patients are concerned that the process will be painful, and while any surgical procedure has a certain degree of discomfort as the mouth heals, our team can provide a local anesthesia or… Read more »

Simple Tips for Dental Health: Oral Cancer Screenings

Have you detected any oral cancer symptoms, and are you in need of an oral cancer screening? If you have not already done so, it is important to always inspect your smile every morning after you wake up to determine if you are suffering from oral and throat cancer, or susceptible to the disease. Due… Read more »

Good Oral Hygiene Habits Help Prevent Cavities on Teeth With Traditional Braces

The brackets, wires and other components used in traditional braces provide a functional system designed to address your misaligned teeth. The correction process requires consistently timed adjustments which will tension the orthodontic components to affect the periodontal ligaments the bond your teeth to your gums. If the progressive tension is altered by cavities, or other… Read more »

A Tooth With a Severe Cavity Might Need to Be Replaced With a Dental Bridge

If you have a bad habit of skipping your regularly scheduled dental checkups a small cavity on one of your teeth could go undetected. In time the area of tooth decay can spread within and throughout the tooth. Once the bacterial presence invades the pulp or root of the tooth it can lead to a… Read more »

The Restorative Powers of Root Canal Treatment

Tooth decay that is left untreated can worsen until it causes more severe tooth problems that extend into the inner tooth, resulting in deep tooth infection and tooth pain around the gums. If issues aren’t addressed in time, they could become more severe until you have tooth abscess that greatly affects your oral health. To… Read more »

A Tongue Stabilizing Device Can Help Denture Wearers with Sleep Apnea

The chronic respiratory disorder of sleep apnea is often associated with significant snoring problems and occasional breathing interruption. This occurs when the soft palate at the back of the mouth slips toward the throat during sleep. Left unaddressed chronic sleep apnea can lead to other medical complications, including a higher risk of heart disease and… Read more »