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 »

Dental Care When You’re Expecting

If you are expecting, you will have quite a bit to do! There will be visits to your doctor, shopping for clothes and furniture, getting the nursery ready, and of course, the new arrival will need a name. Keeping your pregnancy a secret from family and friends until you are... Read more »

Test What You Know About Tooth Sensitivity Here

Are you a victim of tooth sensitivity? If so, the more you know about the problem, the better. In fact, the more you know, the better chance you have of treating it and preventing it in the future. So, our dentist, Dr. Pal, encourages you to test what you know... Read more »

Treating Gum Disease

If you end up developing gum disease, you may think that you don’t have many treatment options left. After all, gum disease is sort of the end of the road for oral infections, right? While gum disease is a serious condition, there are still several treatment options to help halt... Read more »

Oral Health Outliers: Sedation Dentistry

Are you aware that there are several types of situations that are available to help improve your oral health by applying treatments without the risk of discomfort or pain? If you need a complex procedure done such as an oral surgery or an extraction, it may require the use of... Read more »

Fluoride Options for Pediatric Smiles

These sources of fluoride treatment can provide that extra defense that your child’s smile may need to prevent cavity development in their teeth. What is fluoride? A naturally occurring mineral, fluoride helps to improve the strength of the tooth enamel so that it is less affected by oral bacteria. The... Read more »

Essential Oral Health Care Habits to Have

Building a better smile includes making sure you're taking care of all aspects associated with your oral health care. Apart from brushing and flossing your teeth every day, it’s a good idea to make sure that you implement other teeth-benefiting habits into your lifestyle as well. This can include having... Read more »