Can Gum Disease Cause Tooth Loss?

Can gum disease cause tooth loss? The truth is that gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, in its advanced stages can indeed make your teeth fall out. The reason is because gum disease destabilizes the gum tissue that holds our teeth in place. Without healthy gum tissue, our teeth cannot function properly or maintain… Read more »

The Basics on Toothpaste Ingredients

Do you ever look at the ingredient label on your toothpaste and wonder about the roles of the paste? If so, our dental team is happy to help you! There are many different ingredients in your toothpaste and we are happy to tell you more about them so you trust the product you are using…. Read more »

Restore Your Smile with Our Composite, Tooth-Colored Fillings

The battle against tooth decay is an ongoing battle that requires daily care and diligence. Nearly everything you eat is a new opportunity for bacteria to cause tooth enamel damage and potential cavities. Only with proper oral hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing can we maintain a healthy, vibrant smile.  But what happens when… Read more »

Details on the Ways to Care for Your Smile During Cold and Flu Season

If you have a cold or the flu, it’s important to take good care of your smile as much as possible. This is because these illnesses can affect your oral health in many ways. In fact, they can cause toothaches, enamel erosion, bad breath, and more. So, please take good care of your teeth, mouth,… Read more »

Tooth Extraction Recovery Methods

There are plenty of tooth extraction recovery methods to focus on when dealing with the trials that may await after the procedure. Avoiding choking hazards and excessive swelling can be contained by following the instructions of your dentist. If your treatment recovery habits are lax, your recovery time will suffer as well. Take the time… Read more »

Attending a Dental Checkup Twice Each Year Helps Maintain a Healthy Mouth

Along with brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing each evening, your twice-annual dental checkup at is important for maintaining a healthy mouth. This brief appointment is designed to clean your teeth of hardened tartar while also allowing us to monitor the health of your mouth and gums. Should your dentist, Dr. , find… Read more »

Bleeding Gums? We Can Help!

You probably know that you should brush your teeth every day for two minutes at a time. You also know that you should floss every day. Have you ever been told that bleeding gums is a normal part of caring for your pearly whites? Sadly, this isn’t true. In fact, bleeding gums could actually indicate… Read more »

Basic First-Aid and Treatment Information for a Lip Injury

While it might be mildly surprising, accidentally biting your lip when you’re chewing gum or eating food rarely results in a significant injury. Unfortunately, there are rare instances when an oral accident or blow to the face can cause a serious lip injury. The bleeding and severity of the injury will directly influence the best… Read more »

Occlusal Cavities Can Be Prevented on Back Teeth with Dental Sealants

It’s not uncommon for the occlusal, or biting surface, of molars and premolars to have deep pits and fissures in the tooth enamel. These deeply textured areas make the teeth more efficient at chewing and grinding hard foods. If brushing your teeth routinely fails to clean these deep textured areas, the trapped food particles and… Read more »

How Can You Address Toothaches

Many people tend to ignore a toothache until it becomes almost unbearable. Generally, this is considered a mistake because it’s important to address a toothache as soon as possible. You see, toothaches generally don’t go away without professional help. But did you know why a toothache could become worse? You have several different nerves that… Read more »