October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are fighting cancer or dental problems,... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to the bone from the missing... Read more »

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 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 might also take into account... Read more »

Building a Foundation for Your Smile With Tooth Hazards

Are you aware of tooth hazards in your life that are currently putting your smile at risk? Even mundane tasks in your life, habits that may not seem that bad, or day-to-day activities that often seem like chores or random occurrences, could potentially be putting your smile at serious risk of dental failure. To ensure… Read more »

Bitewing X-Rays Help See Inside Your Teeth

The most common type of dental X-ray is called a “bitewing X-ray.” It is named that because of the wing-like, plastic tab that contains the film. It is placed inside your mouth and the dentist (or hygienist) tells you to bite down on it. Then, they angle the X-ray camera against your cheek and take… Read more »

Becoming Comfortable with New Dentures

When patients are in the process of receiving new dentures, they often have concerns and questions about what to expect with dentures in terms of comfort and the ability to eat. Our and team invite you to visit to address any questions you have about your dentures and how to live with theme. We invite… Read more »

How Fluoride Can Help You

If you’re curious to know how fluoride can help you, you have come to the right blog. Our dentist, Dr. , is happy to give you the information you’re looking for! Fluoride is a beneficial mineral that comes from natural resources. It can be found in tap water, toothpaste, mouthwash, and professional fluoride treatments. This… Read more »

Floss for Better Oral Health in 2018

You should floss everyday, for 2-3 minutes each session. Flossing serves similar purposes to brushing, as it removes plaque, bacteria, food particles, and debris from inside of your mouth. However, flossing removes them from places your brush cannot reach–the spaces in between your teeth. The bacteria in your mouth eat sugars. They then produce an… Read more »

Cleaning Your Toothbrush

Do you ever wonder if it’s necessary to sanitize your toothbrush? If so, our dentist, Dr. Jackie Brown, is happy to help you find that answer! Because our mouths and our bathrooms contain countless amounts of bacteria, it common to feel the need to clean your toothbrush. According to the American Dental Association, toothbrush cleaning… Read more »