The Difference Between Full and Partial Dentures

Do you know the important differences between full and partial dentures? Our team is happy to review both versions for optimal tooth replacement to help you better understand how they can restore your smile. Below we will review the main types of dentures, which are full and partial dentures, and the benefits they have to... Read more »

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,... 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... 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... 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... Read more »

Address Dental Anxiety with a Range of Sedation Dentistry

If you struggle with dental anxiety during routine dental checkups and other visits to the dental office, you are joined by many people who have the same issue. We are pleased to offer a range of options for sedation dentistry so that you can achieve the relaxation you need to feel calm in the dental… Read more »

Dry Socket after a Tooth Extraction

The best thing you can do for your teeth is to keep them. Because of that, our dentist, Dr. Kevin Oakes may do everything possible to avoid an extraction. But sometimes a tooth is too damaged or diseased to save, and then it must be extracted. Normally, you should be able to recover after an… Read more »

All You Need to Know About TMJ

If you suffer from the TMJ disorder, then you experience pain, discomfort and limited function in the jaw joints of the mouth. These joints are called the temporomandibular joints, and they help you open and close your mouth as well as chew, talk and swallow. Our dentist, Dr. , is happy to tell you all… Read more »

Five Steps of Denture Maintenance

Receiving dentures is a major life change and will impact your oral hygiene routine, but caring for your new dental appliance is simple if you are familiar with the proper care. We offer five tips for denture care to maintain their hygiene and quality: 1. Run your dentures under water to remove loose food particles… Read more »

Quick Thinking Can Save Your Smile in a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies that start out mild can become severe when not treated quickly and well. Likewise, severe oral emergencies may require only minimal recovery time if addressed properly. The following responses to frequently asked questions about dental emergencies can help you respond appropriately in these situations. What oral emergencies should I look out for? The… Read more »