The Most Common Cause of Gum Disease

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a common oral health condition affecting the tissues supporting your teeth. It’s a preventable oral health problem that causes the gums to become red and swollen. When left untreated, it can lead to tooth or bone loss and infection.  Many factors contribute to the development of gum disease. But […]

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency requires immediate attention from a dentist so that they can ease pain, discomfort, and swelling. Prompt attention also prevents more extensive damage, infection, or worsening pain. But what situations constitute emergencies, and when can you wait to seek treatment?  Understanding the difference between a common dental issue and a concern that can […]

What You Need to Know About a Dental Bone Graft

Anyone missing a tooth is at risk for bone loss. As you lose bone structure, your jawbone becomes weaker and unable to support some tooth replacement options, like dental implants. Your dentist may recommend a bone graft to help stimulate bone generation and create adequate support.  Bone grafting is a routine way to improve your […]

Debunking the Myths Around Cosmetic Dental Procedures

Dentistry has changed in many ways in recent decades. Once a profession that only treated problems, it has evolved into one that transforms smiles and confidence levels. Not only do these treatments restore the function of your teeth, but they create the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.  Many myths surrounding cosmetic dental procedures have formed […]

The Importance of Saliva in Dental Health

Though most people don’t give much thought to it, saliva is key for maintaining oral health. Made of 99% water and 1% salts and proteins, the substance assists in everything from chewing to neutralizing harmful acids. Learn more about the importance of saliva in dental health.  Saliva Destroys Bacteria You have many bacteria in your […]

When Is the Best Time of Year to Get Dental Work Done?

Having to get dental work done can leave you stressed, not only about the procedure but about how to get an appointment that fits your schedule. A dental office has busy seasons, just like any other business, so getting a convenient appointment can mean seeking out those slower periods. But when is the best time […]

Avoid Sugar Monsters This Halloween

Halloween is a spooky season full of ghouls and witches — but it shouldn’t be scary for your oral health. Eating sugary foods like candy can put you at risk of developing cavities. That is why it’s important to find ways to minimize the effects sweets have on your teeth during Halloween.  Here is how […]

October Is National Dental Hygiene Month

Dental hygiene is essential not just for your oral health, but also for your overall well-being. As National Dental Hygiene Month, October provides the perfect opportunity to consider your family’s dental habits.  Take a look at these key tips your family can follow to maintain healthy and beautiful smiles all year long. Brush and Floss […]

Why Regular Dental Health Checkups Are So Important

Visiting the dentist every few months may begin feeling redundant after several visits with no cavities. However, it is one of the most essential appointments to keep. If you’re considering skipping your upcoming dental checkup, you may want to reconsider. Regular dental checkups are about more than finding tooth decay.  Plaque and Tartar Removal  Even […]

How Does a Dentist Ensure a Safe and Healthy Dental Office?

Going to the dentist is vital to your oral and overall health. But as you watch numerous patients and staff shuffle throughout the office, you may wonder what measures are put in place to maintain a safe and healthy environment.  Dental offices follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but what […]