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 »

An Eating Disorder Can Impact Your Oral Health

Human psychology is very diverse. Certain disorders and conditions can arise in individuals from a variety of sources with reasons that run deep into the psyche. Unfortunately, even a seemingly minor mental health issue can have a significant impact on a person’s overall health and well-being. Individuals struggling with long-term... Read more »

What Are the Tools My Dental Hygienist Uses to Clean My Teeth?

Have you ever wondered exactly what tools our dental hygienist uses to give your teeth that thorough cleaning that makes your mouth feel so fresh right after a dental visit? Well, wonder no longer. Here is the shortlist of our dental instruments. Tiny Mirror To get a good look at... Read more »

Traveling With Healthy Teeth

Traveling is a ton of fun. But it’s also exhausting, and when you fall into your hotel bed or tent at night, it’s easy to put off important things - like brushing your teeth. It’s entirely possible, and it’s even easy, to end up traveling with healthy teeth, however. Today,... Read more »

Jaw and Facial Pain

Have you ever suffered from extreme tenderness in your jaws? Do you ever have pain when biting or suffer from headaches or other issues in your head, neck or facial areas? Chronic jaw or facial pain is often an indication of a deeper underlying condition that needs to be treated.... Read more »

Techniques for Brushing Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth is a simple step to do each day. Brushing your teeth removes the plaque buildup and potential cavities from destroying them. However, if you are not brushing correctly, you could be spreading bacteria causing more harm to your smile. Our dentist, Dr. Jennifer Ortega with Jennifer Ortega... Read more »

The Side Effects to Look Out for With Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening

If you are ready to whiten your smile with an over-the-counter whitening treatment, our dentist, Dr. Jennifer Ortega, would like to make sure you know everything about the treatment so you know exactly what to expect. Unfortunately, many over-the-counter treatments have side effects that can affect your oral health. It’s... Read more »