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 »

The Truth About Halitosis

What do you know about halitosis? If you are not familiar with the term, then you have come to the right dental blog! Halitosis, also known as persistent bad breath, can be embarrassing and put a damper on your brightest day. Luckily, there are ways to treat halitosis. Our , Dr. , can help you… Read more »

Why Do I Have to Brush When Early Man Did Not?

All dentists will tell you that you need to brush your teeth at least two times a day with a toothpaste that contains fluoride. For most people, this has become a routine that they follow without question—a modern ritual. But, have you ever asked yourself why we have to do it when ancient man did… Read more »

Gingivitis and How to Fight It

Gingivitis is a form of gum disease and it can threaten your oral health and your smile. Gum disease is often overlooked because it can be difficult to detect. Luckily, our , Dr. at in , , is fully trained to spot gum disease and helping you fight it. Fighting gum disease is essential to… Read more »

How Can I Prevent Tooth Stains?

If you want a white and beautiful smile, then it’s best to keep tooth stains at bay. Tooth stains darken the teeth and take the beauty from the smile. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to prevent tooth stains! Our dentist, Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta, is happy to tell you all about them…. Read more »

Sporty Mouths Wear Mouthguards

For the safety of your teeth, any sport where you risk running into another player or some sort of barrier should require a mouthguard. Unfortunately, most sports do not require mouthguards to play. Research has confirmed that those athletes in sports who do not generally wear mouthguards suffer the most serious mouth injuries including, broken… Read more »

Choose a Dental Resolution This New Year

It’s about that time to make a new resolution for the upcoming year. Did you ever think about making a resolution that helps your smile? If not, you have now! There are many resolutions you can make to help you have healthier teeth and gums. Our dentist, Dr. , encourages you to make one of… Read more »