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 »

Relapse Needs to Be Prevented After Removing Traditional Braces

A series of strong periodontal ligaments anchors each of your teeth in your gums and further helps bond them to the underlying bone tissues in your mouth. With certain individuals the tension of these connective tissues and the natural structure of the mouth can lead to alignment issues with their permanent teeth. In many of… Read more »

Teen Dental Health: Test Your Knowledge Here

If you know all about teen dental health, then you can help your teen have the strong and healthy teeth and gums they need to have a top-notch oral health. If you don’t know much about teen dental health, it can make your teen a victim to dental problems and dental pain. This is why… Read more »

Protecting Your Smile From Cancer Treatments

Were you recently informed that you had cancer and you should start treatments for it soon? Understandably, in this kind of situation, you may not be immediately thinking of your dental health. However, the treatments that you may undergo can adversely affect your smile, and today we’d like to provide a few tips on protecting… Read more »

Root Canal Therapy Has Important Tooth-Saving Powers

If you have heard in the past that root canal therapy is unpleasant and painful, we are glad for the opportunity to address these misconceptions. Root canal therapy has come a long way to become a fairly comfortable procedure that is much better than the pain of a damaged or infected tooth. We shed further… Read more »

How to Remember to Floss

Flossing is very important. It helps you have a clean and healthy smile and it also helps you prevent dental issues, like tooth decay and gum disease. If you want the top-notch oral health you deserve, it’s important to floss at least once a day. If you forget to floss, our dentists, Dr. Frederick Stark… Read more »

A Dental Abscess Needs Professional Attention

An untreated cavity will gradually increase in size and severity. Without professional attention the tooth decay can gradually start to penetrate beyond the tooth’s enamel layer to affect the dentin, pulp and root of the tooth. As time goes on the affected tooth will likely become more sensitive and painful. Without professional attention from our… Read more »