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 »

Understanding Veneers

There are a lot of different procedures in the dental world that people don’t completely understand. Most of that is due to the fact that we don’t need most of the procedures available, so we don’t get educated on what they are, or what they do to help a smile.... Read more »

How Can My Back Teeth Be Better Protected?

Your back teeth, also referred to as molars and premolars, are very different from the other teeth in terms of size but also due to the ridges that cover the chewing surfaces. These ridges help your mouth grind and chew food to be swallowed and digested. While the back teeth... Read more »

Oral Health Quiz: TMJ Disorder Prevention and Treatments

How knowledgeable are you on the various working parts within your jaw? One of the most important joints within your jaws is known as the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ for short. TMJs are a complex mechanism consisting of connective tissues, muscles, ligaments and ball and socket joints that are working... Read more »

Addressing Tooth Enamel Erosion With Fluoride

If you struggle to maintain good oral hygiene habits in between your regularly scheduled dental checkups, the excess plaque and bacterial deposits in your mouth can start to affect the health of your mouth. These materials can develop into hardened tartar at the gumline as well as promote cavities. If... Read more »

Facts You Should Know About Teen Smiles

Your teen deserves a top-notch smile and oral health, and one of the best ways to achieve those goals is with your help. This is why your dentist, Dr. Stuart Drange, encourages you to learn all about your teen’s smile so you can help them have the strong and healthy... Read more »

The Dental Brigade and Brushing and Flossing

How confident are you that you are doing enough to keep your smile clean? Is your oral health care and hygiene up to the task to ensure your teeth can remain strong for decades to come? Do you brush twice every single day as well as floss once a day... Read more »