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, catching problems in their early... 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 tooth’s chewing action. Over time,... 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 living cells it can’t grow... 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 your family history. We will... read more »

Gum Disease Treatment Facts

Gum disease is one of the most prevalent health problems in America. Ironically, it’s also one of the easiest to prevent. All you have to do is make sure you have great oral hygiene, and you’re in good shape. Today, we’re going to take a deeper look at gum disease. Let’s look at what it is, how it happens, and... read more »

Issues Concerning Diabetes and Your Smile

Are you familiar with the risks associated with diabetes? Diabetes is a health condition in which your body's ability to process sugar is corrupted. Unfortunately, the presence of diabetes can lead to several health risks including problems with your eyes, nerves, heart, kidneys and even your oral health. Because of this, be sure to let your dentist know if you... read more »

Show off Your Springtime Smile With Dental Veneers

Are you looking to dramatically improve the look of your smile for the use of dental veneers? Dental veneers are thin shells that are placed on the fronts of teeth to provide not only an additional layer of support but also dramatically enhance the look of a tooth. Through the use of dental veneers, you can drastically improve the look... read more »

What You Didn’t Know About Toothbrushes

You know that brushing your teeth every day is imperative for ideal oral health. You know the color of your personal toothbrush. But beyond that, how much do you really know about toothbrushes? Keep reading to learn more. When should a toothbrush be replaced? The lifespan of a toothbrush is three to four months. Make sure to replace your toothbrush... read more »

How to Spring Clean Your Smile

Spring is right around the corner, which means so is spring cleaning! As you spring clean your house, you should also spring clean your smile. Spring cleaning your smile can help you maintain strong and healthy teeth and gums. It can also reduce your chances of suffering dental issues this spring! So, our doctors, Dr. Nored and Dr. Gemp, encourage... read more »

A Saltwater Rinse Might Help with Oral First-Aid

Oral problems can range from traumatic injuries to the effects of an ineffective oral hygiene routine. When teeth, gums or soft oral tissues are significantly damaged, you might need to apply some simple oral first-aid while you are waiting to see our dentists, Drs. Jim Nored & Annette Gemp. If you have blood or unwanted debris in your mouth, it... read more »