Mental Health Awareness: Linking Mental Health to Your Oral Health

Your body needs nourishment, sleep, and regular exercise to maintain positive mental health. When you don’t provide those things, it negatively affects you. But many people don’t consider how their oral health directly affects their mental health. How Mental Health Affects Oral Health    Caring for your teeth and gums can keep your mind sharp and […]

Women’s Health Month: Oral Health Is Women’s Health, Too

May is Women’s Health Month, and it’s a time to recognize that women may have unique oral health needs. Women may be more susceptible to significant health problems stemming from poor oral health, and different health needs surface throughout the various stages of a woman’s life.  How a Woman’s Oral Health Changes at Various Stages […]

Why You Should Visit a Dental Hygienist Today

Nearly one in four adults have untreated tooth decay, and almost 50% have gum disease. These oral conditions can lead to tooth loss and affect your overall health but, many times, are entirely preventable. It’s easy to overlook the importance of regular dental visits, but they are crucial to your overall well-being. Benefits of a […]

Oral Cancer Awareness: How Often Should You Get Screened?

Most people understand the importance of routinely having an oral cancer screening but may not know how often it is necessary. The primary goal of this preventive service is to detect the signs of oral cancer early. Several factors influence the frequency of when you should get screened. Because every patient has different needs, your […]

Why Dental Checkups Are Important

Routine dental checkups are among the most important aspects of maintaining your oral health. Periodic examinations and teeth cleaning is recommended for patients of all ages and provides protection and benefits in these important areas: Catching Gum Disease Early Gum disease is a serious condition caused by bacteria in your mouth. Those bacteria are always […]

National Dentist Day

March 6 is National Dentist Day — a day to consider the impact that exceptional dental care has had on you and your family. You rely on your dentist for a strong, beautiful, and healthy smile, so here’s what you can do on this National Dentist Day. Schedule Your Next Appointment Keeping up with routine […]

Gum Disease Awareness Month

February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, a month for spreading the word about this serious yet preventable condition. With the right prevention methods and early detection and treatment, you can avoid the long-term complications associated with gum disease. What Is Gum Disease? Gum disease is an infection of the gums by bacteria in your mouth. […]

Children’s Dental Health Month

February is the American Dental Association’s Children’s Dental Health Month. It’s the perfect time to take a closer look at the oral hygiene habits and other practices that affect your child’s development and lifelong oral health. Are You Keeping Up with Routine Appointments? Children should visit the dentist as soon as their first tooth comes […]

New Year, New Smile — Veneers and Other Cosmetic Procedures

As the new year rolls in, many people are taking a moment to consider how they might improve themselves. Revamping your smile is one option that could be more accessible than you think, with a wide range of straightforward cosmetic procedures available. Dental Veneers Veneers are one of the most widely used cosmetic treatments. With […]

Sterilization Procedures in the Dental Office

Sterilization is an important part of maintaining health and safety in any healthcare environment. At the office of David W. Piper, DMD, we implement a variety of procedures to ensure that the instruments and treatment environment are clean and sterile to safeguard the health of our patients and staff. Heat-Sterilization Sterilizing the various instruments used […]