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 »

Take Care When Flossing Your Teeth

Many different factors go into maintaining strong teeth and a healthy mouth. Taking active measures to prevent cavities and problems with gum disease will help increase your chances of preserving good oral health into your golden years. A consistent daily routine plays an important role in removing lingering food material... Read more »

Energy Drinks and Your Teeth

It seems that just as society is becoming less addicted to sugary soft-drinks, we have only replaced them with even more sugary energy drinks that contain even higher amounts of harmful substances. This can’t be good for your teeth. Have you seen how energy drinks seem to be everywhere now?... Read more »

Oral Hygiene Success: Periodontics

Have you ever heard of periodontics and are you aware of what it entails? Periodontics is a specialized field of dentistry that focuses on your gum tissue and supporting structures around your teeth. Oftentimes, people begin to neglect their gums due to the fact they fail to realize how important... Read more »

Pediatric Dentistry Can Help Children

Your children deserve to have a happy, healthy smile. Luckily, pediatric dentistry offers a way to keep your child’s smile healthy as they develop in their early years. Pediatric dentistry has much to offer for young smiles and is happy to help keep their smile healthy. Our dentists, Drs. Okediji,... Read more »

Stopping Gum Disease Early

Your gums do more than hold up your teeth. They also protect your body from the bacteria in your mouth, and believe us, there is a lot of bacteria in your mouth. Of course, you should brush your teeth for two minutes at a time twice a day, floss once... Read more »

Dental Veneers Can Enhance the Appearance of Your Teeth

Cosmetic imperfections and dental stains on your teeth can leave you with an unattractive smile. This can potentially hamper self-confidence in social situations and cause you to unconsciously guard some of your facial expressions.   In a scenario like this you might want to schedule a consultation appointment with one... Read more »