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... 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... 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 »

Don’t Forget: Your Teeth Are Going with You on Vacation

Summer is a great time for vacations. The kids are out of school and the weather is great. You may be getting ready to pack up the car and plot the best route to an amusement park, forest, lake or beach. Or perhaps you are looking at airline fares to... Read more »

How to Have a Top-Notch Smile on Summer Break

Summer break is a time filled with fun water and outdoor activities as well as late nights and school-less days! You don’t want an unhealthy smile to get in the way of all that, do you? Well, our dentists, Dr. Jonathan Trecker and Dr. Marcus Lopez, are happy to tell... Read more »

Smoking Causes Oral Cancer

At this point, everyone in the world knows that smoking is incredibly bad for your health. It will give you lung cancer, in addition to a litany of other undesirable, and incurable, health problems. Smoking does more than that, though. One of the aspects of smoking that’s often overlooked is... Read more »

Understanding Dental Fitness

Every time you want to improve your smile or enhance it in any way, you need to think about all of the lifestyle choices that you make and products within your life that could potentially limit or hinder any oral health benefits that you seek. Oftentimes, our biggest enemy is... Read more »

Tooth Stains Are No Match for Dental Veneers

No one wants a smile full of dental flaws, especially deep tooth stains that can’t be improved with simple tooth whitening treatment. If you are tired of tooth stains, we invite you to consider porcelain dental veneers, which can achieve the beautiful smile you deserve. The appearance of dental veneers... Read more »

Reverse Poor Oral Hygiene With Plaque Prevention

If harmful acids are routinely wearing down your tooth enamel, you are suffering from what is known as dental erosion. Typically, dental erosion arises due to the buildup of plaque, which is a thin layer on your teeth consisting of bacteria and another sticky residue. To protect your teeth from... Read more »