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... 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... 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.... 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... Read more »

The Ways to Care for Your Smile When You’re Ill

Unfortunately, your smile can be affected while you’re sick if you don’t take good care of it. This is why our dentists, Dr. Shelly Galvin and Dr. Kritika Thomas, encourage you to do everything you can to clean and care for your teeth and gums while you rest and recover. That... Read more »

Caring for Your Dental Crown

Dental crowns are often needed to restore a severely damaged tooth and your oral health. However, when you have a dental crown, it is essential that you take good care of it. While your dental crown will not suffer from tooth decay, it can still hold bacteria that can seep... Read more »

Flossing With Braces

Are you struggling with your dental health because your braces seem to get in the way when you are flossing? You aren’t the only one to have faced this frustration, but we would like to try and help make it a little easier for you with a few tips and... Read more »

Lingering Tooth Loss Complications Might Be Address by a Dental Bridge Restoration

Impaired ability to bite and chew food is just one of the problems related to tooth loss. Depending on the location of the missing tooth it can also affect your speech or leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance when you smile. Should you choose not to have the tooth... Read more »

Understanding Diabetes and Your Smile

Building a better smile includes always being aware of all issues that can arise with recovery and treatments. Your recovery and your treatments could easily be handled by locating underlying conditions or issues that our dentists may not be previously aware of. For example, if you are suffering from diabetes,... Read more »

Super Smile Treatments: Bruxism Treatments

Oftentimes, bruxism can arise due to several factors. If you aren't aware of what bruxism is, it is a condition in which you grind or clench your teeth. Many times, it happens when you're asleep, but it also can happen subconsciously while you are awake. Bruxism can be linked to... Read more »