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 »

Periodontal Disease and How to Prevent it

Periodontal disease, or infection of the areas around teeth, develops because of the bacteria found in dental plaque. Basically, if dental plaque is left to build up too long on teeth and especially around the gum line, the gums will begin to deteriorate, and the disease begins to form. It can also spread to other… Read more »

How to Choose a Safe At-Home Teeth Whitening Treatment

Products that claim to be “teeth whiteners” often have warnings of leading to gum tissue damage and tooth enamel loss and damage to gum tissue, and many people are suspicious of do-it-yourself teeth whitening in particular. While not all products to whiten your teeth at home are safe, we can help you choose a dentist-approved… Read more »

Tips for Helping Your Teen Have a Strong and Healthy Smile

As spring approaches and warm weather arrives, you’re most likely cleaning the house and preparing for fun outdoor activities. While you’re doing these things, our dentists, Dr. Austin Babcock and Dr. David Bill, encourage you to also help your teen have the top-notch spring smile they deserve. By helping your teen to take care of… Read more »

Your Sleep Apnea Treatment May Involve a Tongue Stabilizer

Snoring often occurs among American adults and children, and is typically non-threatening unless it involves interrupted breathing as a result of sleep apnea. This can result in a variety of health complications that need to be addressed. To prevent snoring caused by sleep apnea, you may need to wear a tongue stabilizer and keep it… Read more »

Maintaining Dental Implants

If you are looking to get implants, or even if you have implants, you may have questions about how to maintain them. There are a few things you can do that can help you keep them sturdy. Brushing and flossing are still be good habits to keep, even though the crowns or bridges the implants… Read more »

The Benefits of Chewing Sugarless Gum

Are you aware of how chewing sugarless gum affects your smile? Sugarless chewing gum, has been shown to help improve your oral health. The plaque on your teeth can convert sugars into harmful acids that wear through your tooth enamel, and sugarless gum gives plaque less to work with. Sugarless gum is most effective when… Read more »