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 »

Fruity Rumor: Can Banana Peels Whiten Teeth?

Have you heard about the latest breakthrough in teeth whitening? Someone started a fruity rumor that you can whiten your teeth several shades by rubbing the inside of a banana peel on your teeth for 2 minutes each day for a couple weeks. The claim is that the minerals in the banana peel (such as… Read more »

Dental Humor: Jokes to Crack-up Your Friends

What do you get when you mix plaque with mayonnaise? Tartar sauce! Where does the dentist go to get gas for his car? To the filling station! What should you do when you have yellow teeth, but don’t want to go to the dentist? Wear a brown tie! What did the dentist say to the… Read more »

Let’s Take a Look at Your Teeth

Have you ever stared into the mirror, trying to get a good look at each of your teeth? Did you realize that your teeth health is an indicator of your overall body health? It’s true! Medical researchers are currently studying the connection between the two. For years, doctors and dentists have seen the connection, but… Read more »

Tartar: Nasty Nemesis of Your Dental Hygienist

They come into the dentist’s office every day, armed and ready to do battle in your mouth. Their weapons are the latest dental tools and technology; scalers and scrapers, curettes and polishers. They are your valiant dental hygienists, and their mortal enemy is yellow tartar. Only these unsung heroes are able to remove the cement-like… Read more »

Sugar Feeds a Monster in Your Mouth

Bacteria is a hungry, yellow monster that lives in your mouth, hiding between your teeth and sneaking around the gum line—just waiting for you to drink a soda or eat candy. The name of this monster is Plaque. The more you feed him, the bigger he grows. Plaque has an even nastier girlfriend. Her name… Read more »

The Unfortunate Phenomenon of Pizza Palate Burn

An unfortunate experience that pretty much everyone has had the displeasure of enduring is commonly referred to as “pizza palate.” If you don’t immediately recognize what it is by the name, let me explain. You’re enjoying an evening out at the pizzeria with friends. The waiter brings to the table a mouth-watering, extra-large pizza just… Read more »

Cleaning Your Mouth Guard

Mouth guards make good defenses when you are playing sports, but if you do not keep them clean, they are not very helpful for you. Not cleaning your mouth guard can invite bacterial and fungal infections to party in your mouth. However, if you take these steps to sanitize your mouth guard, you can bar… Read more »