Oral Cancer Exams

Oral cancer is not something to take lightly. Though it is not something often talked about in media, oral cancer can be very dangerous, especially if unaddressed. This is why we offer basic oral cancer screenings during your biannual appointments. Oral cancer can start anywhere in the mouth, including the lips, cheeks, teeth, gums, tongue,… Read more »

Drinking Water and Your Smile

Don’t forget to drink water! If you get dehydrated, your entire body is affected. It can reduce brain function, physical capacity, and energy levels. These negative effects can show up even if you’ve lost as little as 1-3% of body liquid. This can easily happen during daily activities, to say nothing of exercise or hot… Read more »

A Tooth Can Be Restored With a Dental Filling

  If you aren’t consistent with your daily oral hygiene routine, or if you put off your routine dental checkups or recommended treatment with Dr. , a cavity could develop on one of your teeth. Early symptoms often include discomfort when chewing, tooth sensitivity, or a noticeable change in texture. If you have a cavity,… Read more »

Oral Health and Pregnancy FAQ

  If you’re pregnant, you likely already recognize what a hectic time of your life pregnancy can be. You may have thought that you’d spend this period primarily resting, but many women find that between visits to the doctor’s office and the hospital and time spent baby-proofing the house, there seems to be too little… Read more »

Oral Health Treatments: Dental Erosion Treatments

Do you frequently find yourself suffering from dental erosion? Dental erosion is an oral health condition that results from the breakdown of your tooth enamel. Typically, dental erosion is caused by harmful acids in your mouth brought on by the foods and drinks you consume. To help protect your mouth, improve your diet and eliminate… Read more »

Signs of Bruxism

Are you stressed? Don’t “keep a stiff upper lip”- at least not literally. You may end up grinding your teeth! You may have heard the medical term for teeth grinding; it’s called bruxism. This condition is by nature unconscious, usually occurring during sleep. Stress can be a significant factor, but there are other contributing issues… Read more »

Preparing Your Smile for Tooth Replacement Therapy

Are you aware that missing teeth can cause your face to sink in, making you look older and weaker? Crafting a better smile begins by restoring your facial structure if you are missing any teeth. With a tooth replacement treatment such as dentures, dental implants, or dental bridges, you can restore your facial structure and… Read more »

The Facts About Primary Teeth

Primary teeth, which are also called baby teeth, pop into your child’s mouth to help them eat, talk, and smile. Without these teeth, many things could not be possible. Although they are lost eventually, they are very important for your child’s oral health. Your child’s first tooth will usually be the lower middle front tooth,… Read more »

Dental Fillings Can Often Be Used to Repair a Small Cavity

While it is rare, there are times when even the most consistent and effective oral hygiene routine isn’t enough to prevent a cavity from forming on one of your teeth. Fortunately, your routine dental checkup performed at Dr. ’s clinic includes a thorough examination of your mouth. This will detect any small cavities, before they… Read more »

Fluoride Supplements Can Help Prevent Cavities

Strong tooth enamel is important to the overall health of your teeth and the prevention of cavities. Exposing your teeth to mild concentrations of fluoride helps to bolster the minerals in your tooth enamel. To help people maintain strong, healthy teeth, many municipalities add fluoride to their water systems. Drinking that drink water helps prevent… Read more »