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 »

“Tongue-Tied” with Extra Tissue? We Can Help!

Have you noticed a folded piece of skin connected inside your child’s mouth? They may have a “tongue-tie” or “lip-tie” preventing full mobility in the mouth. This is more often known as a frenulum and is the result of too much tissue under the tongue or top lip. Here at... Read more »

All You Need to Know About the Tooth Fairy

The Tooth Fairy is a mythical creature that visits children around the world when they lose their little baby teeth. She makes losing teeth more fun and enjoyable for children. If you want to help your child enjoy losing their little chompers, our dentist, Dr. Andrea VanCleave, encourages you to... Read more »

Children’s Dental Health: Test Your Knowledge Here

If you know all about children’s dental health, then you can help your child clean and care for their teeth and gums regularly, which is essential for a top-notch oral health. If you don’t know much about children’s oral health, it can lead to dental problems and even dental pain... Read more »

A Dental Crown for Your Child’s Smile

The effects of a cavity or oral injury can reduce the size, shape, appearance and strength of one or more teeth. When it comes to restoring a tooth in your child’s smile, you can choose from many different dental restorations designed for children, especially pediatric dental crowns. You may find... Read more »

Oral Hygiene: The Instructions You Need to Care for Your Toddler’s Smile

Do you want your toddler to have a strong and healthy smile? If so, you need to clean and care for their teeth and gums regularly. This means you need to help them keep up with oral hygiene. This might be a tough task, especially if you’re not exactly sure... Read more »

What Kind of Toothbrush Should My Child Use?

If you’re not sure which toothbrush to use to clean your child’s smile, then you have come to the right blog. Today, our dentist, Dr. Andrea VanCleave, is happy to discuss the characteristics to look for when choosing your child’s toothbrush. When you choose the right toothbrush, you can properly... Read more »