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.... 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... Read more »

Simple Tips for Dental Health: Diabetes and Your Smile

Are you aware of the disadvantages to your oral health care that can be compounded due to diabetes? Although diabetes affects nearly 30 million Americans, it is often unclear for many individuals on how their diabetic condition may affect their teeth and gums. To begin, it is important to understand... Read more »

A Day in Dentistry: Treating and Preventing Bad Breath

By taking the necessary steps to eliminate halitosis from your life, you can not only improve your smile by freshening your breath, but you can also dramatically lower your risk of various other problems that can come your way. Halitosis, also referred to as bad breath, can often be the... Read more »

Professional Teeth Whitening In-Office

For the ultimate results in teeth whitening, bypass the over-the-counter (OTC) offerings at the pharmacy and choose to have your dentist do a professional whitening procedure at his office. It will provide the most effective teeth whitening and most pleasing results in less than an hour visit. While OTC products... Read more »

Oral Health Spotlight: Treatments During Cold and Flu Season

Building your best smile begins by always looking for ways to enhance your overall health. Although you may be taking excellent care of your teeth right now, a downturn in your health could lead to a downturn in your oral health. If you ever end up sick or have the... Read more »

The Dental Health Dilemma of Illegal Drugs

Socially accepted drugs such as alcohol and tobacco are known to be detrimental to your oral health, but did you know that illegal drugs can be equally or even more damaging? Marijuana As reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, heavy marijuana smokers are seven times as likely... Read more »

Oral Health Care Highlights: Sleep Apnea

Are you aware of the multiple kinds of sleep apnea that can affect your sleeping habits? Sleep apnea can arise in numerous forms and consists of interrupted breathing patterns while you sleep. If you're constantly finding yourself not getting the sleep you need, it may be because sleep apnea is... Read more »

A Compromised Dental Bridge Needs to Be Examined by a Dentist

Your dental bridge was created from special dental materials that are known to be very durable. It was installed in your mouth by Dr. Thomas Pierce with a special type of dental cement. This is intended to fully replicate your missing tooth with the same structural integrity. Yet it is... Read more »

Signs of Bruxism

Bruxism is an oral health disorder characterized by the unconscious grinding of the teeth. The most common type is sleep bruxism, where grinding happens while you sleep. Bruxism can cause other dental issues such as jaw problems and dental erosion; fortunately, it can be treated. Bruxism can be difficult to... Read more »