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 »

Home Remedies for a Burned Mouth

It may be safe to say that we have all been guilty of this at some point. You’re sitting at a table and your food finally arrives. It could be a succulent burger, fresh from the grill, or an eggplant parmesan with the mozzarella cheese gently spreading over its sides. Or perhaps it’s a piece… Read more »

See What You Know About Enamel Erosion by Taking This Test

Our dentist, Dr. Jeff DeMercy and Amanda Kossick, want you to have a top-notch smile and oral health. Unfortunately, there are many dental issues that can affect your teeth and gums and reduce your chances of achieving your goals. One of those issues is enamel erosion. If you can, prevent enamel erosion as much as… Read more »

First Aid Information for a Knocked Out Tooth

Your teeth are secured to your gums by a series of strong periodontal ligaments. There are unfortunate times when a hard fall or a blow to the mouth can impart enough force to damage these periodontal connective tissues causing a tooth to be knocked out or to feel loose in the socket. In a scenario… Read more »

Gum Disease: Signs and Symptoms

We all need to be careful to not bring gum disease on ourselves. Brushing and flossing can help us enjoy good oral health and avoid the issues that come with gum disease. We can also help ourselves by learning more about the signs and symptoms so we can recognize gum disease if it comes. Here… Read more »

Various Benefits Associated With Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are designed to improve your teeth for proper function and a complete smile. If you are missing any teeth, dental bridges can be used to replace them with reliable prosthetics that can provide up to a lifetime’s worth of support. Even a single dental bridge can have an amazing impact for providing a… Read more »

Dental Augmentations: Brushing and Flossing

Focusing on your health care includes making sure you have a safe and abrasive-free plan to wash away debris and plaque buildup. Brushing twice a day is extremely effective for cleaning the surfaces of your teeth. However, brushing cannot reach between teeth. For this task, an interdental cleaner such as dental floss will need to… Read more »

Behavior to Avoid During Softball Season

Are you a softball player? If so, you’re about ready to start your season. As you play, it’s important to keep your smile in mind. This is because there are softball habits and behaviors that can affect your smile and oral health. You want strong and healthy teeth and gums, right? Well, our dentists, Drs…. Read more »