The Difference Between Full and Partial Dentures

Do you know the important differences between full and partial dentures? Our team is happy to review both versions for optimal tooth replacement to help you better understand how they can restore your smile. Below we will review the main types of dentures, which are full and partial dentures, and the benefits they have to offer. Dentures replace missing teeth... read more »

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, catching problems in their early... 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 tooth’s chewing action. Over time,... 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 living cells it can’t grow... 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 your family history. We will... read more »

Possible Toothache Treatments

Toothaches can be painful and happen at any time. For some, it’s after a meal while for others it can ache persistently throughout the day. It can be hard to know what to do if you have a toothache, which is why our team is happy to help you. Our dentist, Dr. Michael Sanders, can help you with your toothache... read more »

Sedation Dentistry Makes for an Easier Visit

If you struggle with dental anxiety to the point that it is difficult to visit the dentist, we may recommend that you try sedation dentistry to help you relax during your time at the office. The options for sedation dentistry include nitrous oxide and oral sedation, depending on your specific needs. - Nitrous oxide: Also called laughing gas, nitrous oxide... read more »

Consistent Oral Hygiene Habits Reduce Your Chances of Suffering From Cavities and Gum Disease

There are several important factors that contribute to a healthy mouth. Consistent oral hygiene habits such as an effective daily routine and regular attendance of your routine dental checkups significantly reduce your chances of suffering from cavities and gum disease. An effective daily routine includes brushing your teeth each morning and night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste that... read more »

The Basics: Chewing Gum

Due to the risks that arise due to dental erosion from acids produced by your food, it may be a good idea to consider using another cleaning method beyond brushing or flossing to keep your smile safe. One highly effective option is chewing gum. Studies have shown that chewing sugarless gum after meals can help spur additional saliva production and... read more »

Super Smiles: Dentures

Are you taking care of your dentures correctly and making sure they can produce for you in the ways that they need to? Because your dentures are so important to your oral health when they are present, you will need to do everything you can to keep them safe and clean. Even small accidents that can occur due to you... read more »