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 »

A Basic Rundown of Caring for Your Toothbrush

Due to several risks that can often arise due to your oral hygiene care, it is important to never take any drastic steps that can make a situation worse. If your oral health care is inadequate, you will need to make small changes, but it is often best to speak to our dentist beforehand. To… Read more »

What May Be Causing Your Gingivitis

Does it seem like you’re continually getting gingivitis? Do you know what could put you at a greater risk of developing a periodontal disease? You may notice that you have gingivitis if you have red or swollen gums that may be tender and bleed easily. However, gingivitis can also be harder to detect as it… Read more »

Protect Your Smile From Dry Mouth

Keeping your mouth clean includes always making sure it is free of debris, plaque buildup, bacteria or any other substances that can plague your smile. Only with a clean smile can you hope to have the oral health you desire. However, if your mouth is constantly dry and you are suffering from dry mouth, which… Read more »

Common Questions Concerning Bruxism

Assessing your oral health includes assessing all known oral health risks. Due to microscopic damage and enamel wear that can arise due to your diet or other abrasive materials, it is important to be aware of the risks associated with lifestyle choices as well as conscious conditions that can arise within your mouth itself. If… Read more »

Professional Teeth Whitening Treatments

Teeth may look completely solid, but actually, the surface of your tooth is porous. The pores in the enamel soak up the pigments from deep-colored foods and drinks, such as red wine or coffee, as well as tobacco products. This absorption can leave your teeth looking discolored. While commercial whitening products can help reduce stains… Read more »

What to Do When Your Child Hits Their Tooth

Has your child taken a spill and hit their tooth? If so, our dentists, Drs. Hauptman and Rowhani, are happy to help you handle the situation. There are different things you should do in different situations, and they can assist in every circumstance. Your child deserves a strong and healthy smile, so it’s important to… Read more »