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 fighting cancer or dental problems, catching problems in their early... 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 the bone from the missing tooth’s chewing action. Over time,... 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. However, because it doesn’t have living cells it can’t grow... 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 might also take into account your family history. We will... read more »

What is Halitosis and How to Treat It?

Do you have embarrassing bad breath? Do you try to chew gum or eat mints to rid yourself of your bad breath but find it difficult? If so, you could be suffering from halitosis. Halitosis is a common condition that causes persistent or stubborn bad breath to occur. Our dentists, Dr. Tran Dang and Dr. Blair Whitt, are equipped and... read more »

A Severe Tongue Injury May Require First Aid and Emergency Treatment

An accidental blow to the chin or crown of the head can potentially cause you to bite down on your own tongue. In some of these scenarios the contact between tongue and teeth can cause bleeding and other soft tissues trauma. In a moment such as this you may need to apply some simple first aid measures while seeking emergency... read more »

Deciding Upon a Cosmetic Dentist

Has that little space between your teeth bothered you all of your life? Maybe your friends suspect you might be a closet smoker because your teeth are getting so yellow? You’ve put off fixing these little dental issues for way too long, and now is a good time. So, why don’t you just bite the bullet and get a mouth... read more »

What Are the Symptoms of Gum Disease

Have you heard about gum disease but wonder how exactly you can tell if you or someone you know has it? To help you and to allow you to help your friends and family out, we can describe some of the major symptoms so you can have a better chance of recognizing it. 1. Significant changes may appear in your... read more »

What You Can Expect in a Dental Exam

How long has it been since you’ve seen a dentist? Is not knowing what to expect holding you back from making an appointment? We would like to help you by dispelling the air of mystery that may surround dental exams for you. What happens in a dental visit? At your first appointment, we will ask you about your health history... read more »

Do You Lack Brushing and Flossing Routines?

Your oral health care should always focus on a combination of multiple factors. This can include numerous oral hygiene routines that you can implement on a daily basis. The more tools you use to keep your teeth and gums safe, the better off your smile will be. Always make sure that you're not only cleaning all sides of teeth but... read more »