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 »

Oral Hygiene: Why You Should Floss

Our dentist, Dr. Cindy Wassif, strongly encourages you to floss daily. As you floss, it’s important to use the proper tools that can effectively clean between your teeth and along the gums as well as avoid injuring your oral tissues. Do you ever wonder why you need to floss? If so, our dental team is… Read more »

Oral Health Surprises: Tooth Brushing Care

Improving your smile includes being aware of all aspects of your oral health that may need work. If for any reason you are struggling with your toothbrushing techniques, you may need to alter your habits so that you can effectively make sure that your toothbrush care is working accordingly. By brushing your teeth at least… Read more »

Tools Used for Professional Dental Cleanings

Keeping your mouth clean and healthy may start with good oral hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing. However, professional dental cleanings and exams are important and recommended at least twice a year. The tools used during your cleanings are listed and explained below. Mirrors One of the most important tools used is a dental… Read more »

What Can Dental Bridges Do?

Have you heard about dental bridges? They are artificial teeth that replace real ones when they decide to move to a new location, which is not in your mouth. Usually, bridges use surrounding teeth for support, so they can stay in place. A dental bridge can offer benefits other than just replacing a tooth. They… Read more »

The Effects of Plaque and Tartar Buildup

It’s important to be concerned about any buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth, and we highly encourage you to beware of these harmful substances. They are often the cause of a variety of unwanted oral health problems that can plague and weaken your smile. We encourage you to practice effective dental care to… Read more »

Whitening Toothpaste Can Help Preserve Professionally Whitened Teeth

Significant dental stains can develop on your teeth over time. This is often associated with the frequent consumption of dark beverages or the use of tobacco products. Certain foods like chocolate, dark berries and tomato sauces can contribute to dental stains. If retail whitening products aren’t helping, you should make an appointment our dentist, Dr…. Read more »

Stressful Situations: Tooth Grinding and Jaw Clenching

We all experience stress during our lives. It may come from your career as well as personal and family sources. Stress manifests in different ways for different people. One common way that it appears is problematic for your oral health. When you become anxious, for any reason, clenching of the jaw and grinding of the… Read more »