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 »

What Do You Know About Risk Factors for Gum Disease?

Do you know the most common types of risk factors for periodontal disease? Periodontal disease, also frequently referred to as gum disease, is a gum tissue infection that can lead to destabilized gums and eventual tooth loss. To help combat the condition, analyze all potential risks in your life and... Read more »

Effective Gum Disease Prevention Includes Good Oral Hygiene Habits

The periodontal inflammation of gingivitis can cause problems with chronic bad breath as well as gums that bleed easily. This early stage of gum disease can often be attributed to poor oral hygiene habits that may lead to accumulations of hardened tartar near the gumline. If you are concerned about... Read more »

Plan for Your Smile With Sleep Apnea Treatments

Are you aware of the risks associated with sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a common, yet severe oral health condition in which your breathing patterns are interrupted while you sleep. Sleep apnea is a severe condition because if it is left untreated, it can lead to numerous health problems including... Read more »

Prevent Severe Damage From Tooth Grinding

It’s not uncommon for people to clench or grind their teeth now and then. However, if it becomes a frequent habit, especially during sleep, it could cause damage to your teeth. We invite you to learn more about tooth grinding so that you can prevent damage to your smile. Harmful... Read more »

Dental Trauma Can Be Addressed with a Dental Bridge

Each tooth has a strong root and periodontal ligaments to keep it in place, but these structures can be weakened if you experience a blow to the face strong enough to knock a tooth from your mouth. A knocked-out tooth may require the placement of a dental bridge in order... Read more »

Healthy Foods for Teeth

We all want to take care of our bodies and give them the best food as fuel for our daily activities. Did you know that a healthy diet affects your mouth health, as well? Let’s take a look at some of the healthiest foods you can choose for a strong... Read more »

What to Look for in Mouthwash

If you’re about to purchase mouthwash, it’s important to make sure it’s the right mouthwash for you. That way it can benefit you the way you want it to. To help you choose the mouthwash you need, our dentist, Dr. Daniel McKay, is happy to give you some tips. It’s... Read more »