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 »

Test Your Dental Emergency Knowledge Here

The more you know about dental emergencies, the better. In fact, the more you know, the better chance you have of handling the situation and properly caring for the smile. So, our dentist, Dr. Greg Sefcik, encourages you to test your dental emergency knowledge (and maybe learn something new) by... Read more »

Summer Travel Tips

Summer is just around the corner, and you will while you should enjoy your time off, you never get to take a vacation from brushing your teeth. If you are hitting the road this summer, you should make sure that you have a copy of your dental insurance card, and... Read more »

Seal Out Plaque With Dental Sealants

Are you concerned about your dental health, or that of your child? Would you like to give your smile or your child’s smile an extra burst of protection? Ask us if dental sealants can benefit you or your child. Dental sealant is a thin, plastic material that is painted over... Read more »

The Links Between Your Oral Health and Cold and Flu Season

Your smile can be at several different oral health risks and be more susceptible at various times of the year. One of the riskiest times of the year occurs during cold and flu season. This is because when individuals are distracted when they are ill, they tend to focus their... Read more »

Teeth, Gums, and Brushing and Flossing

The quest for a better smile begins with your oral hygiene. Oral hygiene is essential to keep your teeth safe. Although oral accidents and injuries can often arise and destroy your smile in seconds, the basics of preventing dental erosion through brushing and flossing are the first steps to maintaining... Read more »

Mouthwash Can Help Fight Against Cavities

Everyone struggles with bad breath at some point in their lives. Whether through foods like garlic and onions are the cause, or oral health problems are triggering the effect, the truth is we all can use mouthwash at some point. However, did you know it’s important to use each day?... Read more »