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. However, because it doesn’t have… 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 hardened place, 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 might also take into account your… Read more »

Getting Your Child Past Thumb Sucking

If your child is sucking their thumb, don’t panic. It is a natural part of childhood, and many kids typically get over the habit between the ages of three and five. However, if your child shows no signs of giving it up, they may be running the risk of altering the roof of their mouth, and… Read more »

Taking Care of Your Tongue

When is the last time you paid serious attention to your tongue? It is probably not something that you normally give much thought to. But when you think about it, you couldn’t eat or speak without your tongue so maybe it deserves a little consideration. Although it is one of the strongest muscles in the… Read more »

Dental X-rays: Seeing Through the Tissue

Without modern technology, your dentist could only do a surface examination of your oral health. No matter how good their vision, they cannot see under tissue to make an accurate diagnosis. Thankfully, we live in an age of great technological advances, and have been given the tools to do just that—look under tissue and into… Read more »

Tooth Decay Treatments: Inlays and Onlays

A filling is what the dentist uses to fill the holes in your teeth made by minor tooth decay. They can be made from porcelain, silver amalgam, gold, or composite resin materials. But when the damage to the tooth is more serious, an inlay or onlay may be what is needed. If you are a… Read more »

Oral Understanding: Anatomy of a Tooth

For this on-going series of educational blogs, we are going to point out the internal anatomy of a tooth. Crown: Taking a look at your teeth, the crown is everything that can be seen above the gumline. The function of the tooth is determined by its shape and placement in the mouth. The typical adult… Read more »

Tutoring About Your Teeth

What do you know about the teeth in your mouth? Besides taking a look in the mirror twice a day to brush them, do you really know anything about them and how important they are to your overall health? Medical doctors and dentist are in agreement that oral health is indicative of your overall body… Read more »

Dental Sealants: Umbrella of the Teeth

Did you know that dental sealants are highly effective cavity fighters that can protect the teeth from decay and are effective for young and old alike? Yes, it’s true! Dental sealants have been proven to be entirely safe for kids 6 years old and up. The most effective time to get dental sealants is around… Read more »

Protecting Your Palate From…Pizza?

You launch yourself out of the ball pit and race to the checkered table before your friends. Your pizza has arrived! It looks so yummy—dripping with cheesy goodness. Before anyone else can defile its circular beauty, you grab the biggest slice and take an oversized bite…and burn the roof of your mouth. As you reach… Read more »