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 »

Preparing Your Smile to Receive a Bone Graft

Bone grafting is an innovative procedure that is designed to give your smile a second chance by restoring lost or weakened bone structure in the jawbone. Many patients have questions about recovering from bone grafting, and we are pleased to offer these tips to help you feel better prepared for the bone graft recovery process…. Read more »

Brushing and Flossing for a Lifetime of Great Smiles

Has brushing your teeth become an afterthought? Is it something that you rush through so you can get to work on time, or get to bed at a decent hour? If so, you probably aren’t along. After all, mornings can hectic, and by the time you’re ready for bed, you are most likely exhausted. But… Read more »

A Dental Crown Can Stop a Cavity in a Chipped Tooth

Your teeth are covered in a layer of tooth enamel that itself is made up of microscopic crystals densely packed to give your teeth the strength they need. Even though tooth enamel is very durable, it can be affected by unfortunate circumstances such as tooth grinding or chewing pencils or a bad oral injury to… Read more »

What It Means to “Restore Your Smile” With Dental Bridges

With a variety of dental restorations, treatments, and procedures available, it can be overwhelming, maybe even discouraging, to know what’s right for your oral health. So, we provide the ultimate advice and support to our patients at as they consider the options in recreating their new smile. After a thorough consultation, we may recommend dental… Read more »

Why Should I Floss My Teeth?

Your , Dr. , asks you to include flossing in your regular oral hygiene routine. This means you should floss at least once a day. This is recommended because flossing can benefit you in a myriad of ways. To help you understand a little more, our dental team will be happy to tell you all… Read more »

How to Maintain Strong Oral Health When Stressed

Did you know your stress can affect your oral health? Well, it’s true! In fact, it can cause jaw pain, teeth grinding issues, gum recession, and canker sores. This is why our dentist, Dr. Douglas Hauck, strongly encourages you to do everything you can to maintain a strong oral health when you’re stressed. You can… Read more »