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 »

Factors That Increase the Risk of Periodontal Disease

Did you know that there are various ways in which your risk of developing periodontal disease can increase? Periodontal disease, or the infection of the areas surrounding your teeth, is just one of the many oral ailments that may occur if proper preventative measures are not taken. Fortunately, our dentist, Dr. Stephen Babin, is familiar… Read more »

Oral Surgery Recovering Tips to Bounce Back

Recovering from oral surgery can be tricky if you do not take the proper care and treatment you need to heal properly. Taking care of yourself correctly can help you bounce back to your everyday life after an oral surgery treatment. Luckily, you are not alone in your oral surgery recovering process. Our dentist, Dr…. Read more »

How Can I Help My Teen Have a Healthy Spring Smile?

If you’re interested in helping your teen have a strong and healthy spring smile, then our dentist, Dr. Stephen Babin, is more than happy to help you. Your teen deserves strong and healthy teeth and gums while they enjoy the warm weather and this new season! Fortunately, there are many things you can do to… Read more »

The Treatment Plan for a Minor Cavity Might Call for Installing a Dental Filling

Your regularly scheduled dental checkups play an important role in maintaining a healthy mouth. The appointment includes a professional dental cleaning to eliminate hardened tartar while also polishing away any minor dental stains. The next phase of the appointment involves our dentist examining your mouth for any signs of tooth decay, periodontal disease and oral… Read more »

Boost the Longevity of Your Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is often used to fix teeth that have been chipped, become discolored or have too large of gaps between them. The question is once you have these issues dealt with, how do you make the dental bonding endure? Well, first you want to make sure the bonding does not chip or break itself…. Read more »

Oral Health Strategies: Cold and Flu Season

It’s that time of year again: cold and flu season. Even if you take all the necessary precautions to keep yourself safe,you may still get sick. If you do end up with the cold or the flu, it is important to understand that you will still need to continue brushing and flossing. To help lower… Read more »