How to Assess Your Risk of TMJ

If your jaw has a tendency to lock, pop and cause you headaches, you may have an issue with your temporomandibular joints—the joints that attach your lower jaw to your skull. We as a medical community have yet to determine a direct cause of TMJ. If you visit and schedule an appointment with Dr. ,… Read more »

The Various Materials Used to Fill a Cavity

A cavity is a small area of tooth decay that can often be repaired by your dentist by applying filling. This is common procedure for the dentists at that involves removing the decayed material, before filling it with a substance that is not subject to tooth decay. The location of the cavity and the primary… Read more »

Are Veneers Right for You

Is your smile perfect? Do you have a discolored or cracked tooth? Are you struggling with spaces in your teeth? Are you ever embarrassed by the imperfections in your smile? If so, you aren’t alone. In fact, did you know that Americans pay over a billion dollars every year on whitening’s alone? Of course, if… Read more »

The Connections Between Oral Health And Body Health

Did you know that an unhealthy mouth can have a negative effect on the rest of your body? You’ll want to brush and floss daily after hearing the many problems poor dental health can create. The Head One of the most serious oral health problems is the gum infection of gum (periodontal) disease, and it… Read more »

Protect Your Mouth From Extra Germs

You probably know that there are germs everywhere, but would you be surprised to learn that some people introduce more germs into their mouth than they need to? Sadly, it’s a fact: germs are often introduced into the mouth during brushing. Naturally, avoiding these extra germs can help you keep your smile healthy. One thing… Read more »

Floss and Bleeding Gums

You probably know how important it is to remove plaque and you’ve probably heard that you should brush and floss every day—but do you know why? Sadly, plaque can lead to a variety of problems. Not removing plaque well enough could lead to gum disease, irritated gums, sensitive teeth, and damage to the jawbone. Unfortunately,… Read more »

No Matter Your Cause for Dental Phobia, We Can Help

Have you been avoiding the dentist due to the fear of dental pain? If so, you could have dental phobia. Dental phobia may not only be caused by a past experience with a neglectful dentist. Estimates say that 5 to 8 percent of Americans have dental phobia and some of those people experience this because… Read more »

How is a Root Canal Performed?

A root canal is an outpatient procedure designed to repair or replace the root of a tooth that has become damaged or infected. A root canal usually requires two separate appointments. At the first appointment your dentist will require a series of X-rays to help determine the extent of the decay. We will then remove excess enamel… Read more »

Enjoy Your Thanksgiving Feast with These Nutrition Facts

Tooth decay can happen at any time. During a feast like Thanksgiving, it’s easy for cavities to set in and begin tooth decay. When plaque comes into contact with sugar in the mouth, the reaction causes acid to attack teeth building tooth decay. That is why it’s vital to remember your diet needs during the… Read more »

How Important Are Dental Cleanings?

Are you devoted to your smile and to your oral health? Do you work hard to keep your teeth healthy, and bright? Do you brush and floss every day? Did you know that even if you do all these things, but don’t visit your dentist for a routing cleaning once every six months, you actually… Read more »