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 »

Making the Most out of Root Canal Therapy

Are you aware of the benefits that root canal therapy can provide for your smile? Through the use of a root canal therapy, a damaged or diseased pulp can be extracted. Failure to extract damaged pulp can lead to further tooth issues including eventual tooth loss. Millions of teeth every... Read more »

How to Mitigate the Risk for Oral Cancer

Just like all other major illnesses, oral cancer has a list of quantifiable risk factors that have proven to lead to contracting the disease. While you still have to fight against a family history of the disease, and the genetic cards you were dealt at birth, you have a measure... Read more »

Keep Your Dental Health on Track With a Dental Checkup

Did you know, you can keep your oral health on track with a dental checkup? Your dental checkup is used to keep your smile safe from any severe long-term damage. If you neglect your oral health, you are setting yourself up for serious problems. That is why, our dentist, Dr.... Read more »

Strengthen Your Oral Health by Avoiding These Foods

Did you know that you can maintain good oral health by avoiding specific foods? There are foods that are high in acids and sugars and can cause severe problems for your teeth. If you neglect cleaning your teeth after eating such foods, or eat them too often, you could be... Read more »

Cosmetic Dentistry Offers Several Options for Improving the Appearance of Your Teeth

Your teeth play an important role in helping you bite off pieces and break down food to be safely swallowed. At the same time, the appearance of your teeth can also have an impact on your self-confidence when you smile. In a case like this a dentist like Dr. Hope... Read more »

Increase Your Fluoride Intake With These Tips

Over time and throughout the day, your tooth enamel can lose the minerals that strengthen your smile. Fluoride is one of these essential minerals that your smile needs to remain in good health. As long as you achieve a proper fluoride intake, you can help your smile prevent harmful dental... Read more »