The Dangers Presented by Advanced Gum Disease

Gum disease is an infection of the gum tissue primarily caused by a buildup of tartar at the gum line. Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease. Symptoms include bad breath, and red or inflamed gums that bleed easily during brushing and flossing. In time gingivitis can develop into the more dangerous form of… Read more »

Help Your Smile By Doing These 5 Things During Your Pregnancy

As you check off your baby lists, don’t forget to check off your oral health list! It is very important to do everything you can to help your smile during your pregnancy, and I recommend doing the following things so you can maintain strong and successful teeth and gums: Keep up on oral hygiene Oral… Read more »

4 Tips That Will Help Seniors Maintain a Healthy Smile

If you are one who thinks tooth loss is inevitable with age, we’re happy to tell you that is not the case. Tooth loss only occurs when you do not take proper care of your smile, and we are here to tell you exactly how to prevent this dental issue. If you do the following… Read more »

How to Maintain the Proper Condition of a Dental Implant

Dental implants are strong and successful restorations that improve the health and appearance of your smile. However, they have the potential to become damaged and worn if you do not take proper care of them. So, it’s very important that you do everything you can to care for your dental implant as much as possible,… Read more »

What is Dental Plaque?

Dental plaque is the sticky, tooth-colored film that clings to the surfaces of your teeth and makes them feel a bit fuzzy. You can generally see the plaque if you scrape the surfaces of your teeth with your fingernail. The slimy, white stuff on your finger is called plaque, and it is a dangerous substance… Read more »

The Awesome Benefits of Dental Implants

I’m always sad to find out that some people believe they’ll simply never be able to enjoy the confidence that comes from having a beautiful smile. But I’m happy to tell them the good news: In most cases, there are treatment options available for restoring smiles! And one of the most effective solutions happens to… Read more »

Flossing Is Important for Gum Health

Chances are you’ve walked out of my office or some other dental office after being told that you’re not flossing enough. You might have even sat in your car and wondered how I can even tell if you’ve run a waxed piece of string between your teeth on a daily basis! Now, my husband, Jay,… Read more »

The Valuable Benefits of Dental Veneers

Is there anything about your smile that you’d like to change? Do you wish you could cover strains, brighten your smile or close gaps in your teeth? Fortunately, there are several treatments that can address each of these problems, such as dental crowns, teeth-whitening or even caps. But there is another option that can address… Read more »

Have You Considered Sedation for Your Next Dental Visit?

Does the idea of visiting a dentist’s office make you feel nervous or uneasy? Don’t worry. We understand perfectly. My staff and I all get to be dental patients, too, from time to time! To help you feel more comfortable when you visit our office, we are happy to offer sedation dentistry. This may be… Read more »

Could Chewing Gum Help to Protect Your Smile?

When you look for your next toothpaste or mouthwash or toothbrush, do you ever look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Approval? If not, you may want to consider it. The ADA Seal of Approval constitutes a positive evaluation for dental-related products’ safety and effectiveness. In other words, it’s the ADA’s assurance that a… Read more »