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 »

Dental Sealants Can Help Prevent Cavities

Cavity prevention is a very important aspect of maintaining your child’s essential oral health and development. Your child’s regularly scheduled dental checkups play an important role in maintaining the health of their teeth, while also identifying problem areas that need prevention or active treatment. When tooth decay affects the contoured biting surfaces of their molars… Read more »

Dental Contouring Might Be Needed to Prevent Tooth Enamel Attrition

Uncorrected alignment issues with your teeth, and changes in your oral structure as you age can cause two or more of your teeth to meet at an unnatural angle. These deviations in your bite pattern could gradually start to wear on a tooth’s enamel layer. As the aberrations continue to progress the compromised tooth enamel… Read more »

Learning More About Pregnancy and Dental Health

In order to limit the bad effects that can arise due to various oral health risk associated with pregnancy, you’ll need to employ new treatments and care while pregnant to ensure your smile can continue to thrive, so the rest of your body can too. Aside from the other issues that will arise with a… Read more »

Pregnancy: Take Care of Your Teeth Too

Were you aware that pregnancy can affect your teeth? With your hormone levels shifting, your dietary habits may also change. Both of these changes could lead to dental problems developing in your mouth. Today, we will provide advice for those who experience tooth sensitivity, cavities or dry mouth. Tooth Sensitivity During your pregnancy if certain… Read more »

Tooth Fairy Helps

When a child loses his or her first tooth, it is a major milestone. It means they will start getting their “big-kid” teeth! For parents, this means having their first conversation with the Tooth Fairy. When a child loses a tooth, the Tooth Fairy contacts his or her parents, to create a deal determining how… Read more »

Dental Emergencies: What to Do When Your Child Hits Their Tooth

If your child has hit their tooth, then it’s important to properly handle the situation and care for your child’s smile. The way you do these things can affect the restoration of the smile. Our dentist, Dr. Hawkins, is happy to help you help your child by encouraging you to do these things in the… Read more »