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... 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... 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.... 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 »

The Keys to a Great Smile: Dental Sealants

Do you know what a dental sealant is and how it can help protect your teeth? If you ever wanted to drastically lower your risk of tooth decay, consider the use of dental sealants. A dental sealant is a thin coating that is painted and apply directly to the chewing... Read more »

What Could You Have in Common with a Killer Whale?

One of the toughest animals in the sea is the Killer Whale or orca. The orca has no natural predators, is an excellent hunter, and is pretty much king or queen of its domain. Unlike people, orcas only get one set of teeth for life, and by the time an... Read more »

Dentistry Dynamics: Teeth Whiteners

Have you ever wanted to drastically improve the look of your natural teeth? Through the use of teeth whitening treatment systems, you can improve the color of your smile by eliminating stains and discolorations and whitening your smile. However, there are several products on the market that you should be... Read more »

Don’t Share Your Toothbrush (or Your Bacteria)

The foundational steps of oral care--brushing and flossing on a daily basis and visiting the dentist for routine dental checkups--are important to help you achieve stable dental health. However, there may be additional steps required to help you improve your oral health and keep oral issues at bay, and our... Read more »

Antiseptic Mouthwash Helps Kill Oral Bacteria

Remembering to brush your teeth each morning and night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste is an important first step in preventing problems with cavities and gum disease. At the same time good oral hygiene practices also require you to floss between each of your teeth and along the... Read more »

Tips to Prevent Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies can be frightening, and can have a serious impact on your oral health. This is why our dentist, Dr. John Kivus , strongly encourages our patients to avoiding and prevent dental emergencies. Unfortunately, you can’t completely prevent dental emergencies because accidents do happen, but you can reduce your... Read more »