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 »

The Risk Factors for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Do you know what can increase your chance of developing sleep apnea? If not, you are in luck because we can tell you! There are many reasons a person can start snoring. Most of us snore when we are sick for example due to nasal congestion. However, if you or a loved one is snoring… Read more »

What Can Cause Tooth Grinding?

Many people don’t realize they are part of a common habit of tooth grinding because the condition often takes place during sleep. In fact, it often requires a spouse or partner to notice tooth grinding until you can see symptoms of tooth wear in your smile. To help you better understand what causes tooth grinding,… Read more »

Teeth-Grinding Troubles

Do you grind your teeth at night while you sleep? Do you wake up with jaw pain or have worn down teeth? If so, you could be suffering from bruxism. Bruxism is a common condition that causes you to clench your jaw, snap your teeth together, or grind your teeth at night while you sleep…. Read more »

What Are the Oral Hygiene Rules When I am Aligning My Smile With Braces?

If you are working toward the smile of your dreams with Fastbraces® then it’s important to do all you can to have the best treatment possible. One thing you can do is follow the oral hygiene rules set for treatment. These rules can help you care for your teeth and gums and can also help… Read more »

Remembering to Brush

Are there times when you forget to brush your teeth? If so, it’s time to quit that habit and make smile care a priority. It’s very important to brush twice a day. Brushing can help you have a top-notch smile and oral health and it can help you prevent dental issues, like tooth decay and… Read more »

A Tooth with a Bad Dental Filling Could Suffer a Fracture

Dentists will often use a dental filling to treat a tooth that has been affected by a small cavity, minor dental fracture or another defect that is limited to the enamel. This is intended to restore the tooth’s basic function and structural integrity for many years. However, the passage of time and inconsistencies in your… Read more »