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 »

Drinking Fluoridated Water: A Way to Naturally Prevent Tooth Decay

Cavities are caused by the acid produced by mouth bacteria and destroy tooth enamel and the dentin as well. Luckily, there is an easy and natural way that your teeth can get the exposure to fluoride they need to fight off cavities, and that’s drinking your communities fluoridated water. Fluoride... Read more »

Avoid the Pirate’s Smile

According to Hollywood, pirates were fun party animals who careened from one adventure to the next. The truth is that most pirates were desperate criminals who had to lay low from the law, were almost always broke unless they were fresh off a successful plundering voyage, and were often in... Read more »

A Day in Dentistry: Sedation Dentistry

To ensure individuals receive the oral health care they need, it is important to be aware of various types of sedation that exist and what they can do to help minimize the effects of each sedative. Various forms of sedation can be used to place an individual in a calm... Read more »

Learning More About Gingivitis

Did you know that gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease? Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an oral health condition in which you have suffered severe infections in your gums surrounding your teeth. Oftentimes, this is caused by plaque. Even if you have optimum oral hygiene... Read more »

Take Time to Brush Your Teeth Properly

Are you taking the time to brush your teeth properly? Many people still struggle with oral health problems despite their brushing. If this sounds like you, then consider the possibility you may be skipping essential steps. To help people understand the proper way to brush for positive oral health, our... Read more »

How to Relieve Pain From Canker Sores

If you are someone who is suffering from canker sores, then you’re probably searching for ways to treat the problem. Unfortunately, there isn’t a treatment available. However, there are things you can do to relieve the pain and help you find some comfort. Our dentist, Dr. Keith Kitchens, has some... Read more »