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 »

Tooth Bonding: A Useful Cosmetic Dental Procedure

Have you ever wondered what cosmetic bonding is, or why it can be a useful procedure? Well, it is one of the easiest and least expensive cosmetic procedures out there and it helps you to repair damage that is less than aesthetically pleasing. If you have chipped, discolored or fractured teeth, then this procedure may… Read more »

A Badly Compromised Tooth Might Need to Be Replaced by a Dental Bridge

Some cases of dental trauma and tooth decay are so severe that the tooth cannot viably be treated by a root canal. In situation such as this emergency treatment might require total tooth extraction. Follow up care might include prescription pain medication and a possible course of antibiotics which will need to be taken as… Read more »

Oral Hygiene: Why You Should Brush Your Teeth at Work

Your oral hygiene routine should include brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. If you want to go above and beyond, you can also brush your teeth after lunch while you’re at work. Our dentists, Dr. Turnbow and Dr. Jensen, recommend doing so because brushing at work can help you prevent dental issues… Read more »

Tartar: Yellow Cement on Your Teeth

Did you know that you cannot get tartar off your teeth by brushing and flossing alone? Nope. Tartar, which is also known as dental calculus, is a lot like cement once it hardens. It’s made up of plaque build-up that has sat on your teeth for around 48-hours. Without a good toothbrushing and floss, which… Read more »

Unaddressed Dental Attrition Could Cause Significant Complications

The alignment of your teeth is an important factor in your efficient oral function. Sometimes an unaddressed malocclusion, overcrowded teeth or misaligned teeth can cause one tooth to wear excessively on the tooth enamel of another. As time goes on this could cause the tooth enamel to gradually wear away. If it goes unnoticed or… Read more »

Your Child’s Troubled Teeth Can Be Shielded With Dental Sealants

Did you know that the tough substance that covers your teeth is called tooth enamel? While tooth enamel naturally fortifies itself, it’s still susceptible to tooth decay and needs your help to effectively prevent cavities in the teeth. If you have a child whose back teeth are susceptible to cavities, dental sealants can help shield… Read more »