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 »

Making the Most out of Caring for Your Toothbrush

When setting up effective toothbrush care, you also need to think about the care you need to give your toothbrush, so it can continue to give you the care that you expect of it. If your toothbrush ever becomes contaminated, it can, in turn, contaminate your mouth. Never put a contaminated toothbrush in your mouth… Read more »

Cleaning Mouth Guards 101

Do you play sports and use a mouth guard? Does your mouth guard get thrown into your gym bag after your game? Doing so could allow bacteria, fungi or yeast to form on your guard. Properly caring for this piece of safety equipment is not difficult, and we would like to help you learn how… Read more »

Optimum Smile Construction: Stopping Tooth Decay

Tooth decay can arise in many forms and slowly impair your oral health. That is because tooth decay refers to the destruction of your tooth enamel as it is slowly worn away. Your tooth enamel consists of the hard outer layer on your teeth that is designed to protect the inner workings of a tooth,… Read more »

How Does Being Pregnant Affect Your Teeth?

Did you know that pregnancy can impact your tooth’s health? With your hormone levels fluctuating, your dietary habits might also change. These two changes combined could play a big role in dental health issues developing in your mouth. Today, we would like to focus on those who may be suffering from tooth sensitivity, cavities and… Read more »

Treating and Preventing Cavity Development

Do you experience a sharp or throbbing pain in a tooth whenever you take a bite of food, especially if it is hot, cold or sweet? The mouth is vulnerable to many causes of tooth pain, but the most likely reason is the development of a cavity. We encourage you to learn more about the… Read more »

Why Should I Get an Oral Cancer Screening?

There are many reasons why you should get an oral cancer screening each time you visit your dentist, Dr. Healy, for a checkup. Oral cancer screenings are very beneficial for you, your smile, your oral health and your entire health. To help you know why you should get an oral cancer screening, our dentist is… Read more »