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 »

Support Your Smile With a Dental Implant

Are you interested in supporting your smile with a tooth restoration? If so, consider dental implants. If you have a lost tooth and would like to restore it, a dental implant offers a long-lasting solution that has been proven successful for over a decade. Our dentist, Dr. James Hillstrom, is here to talk to you… Read more »

Removing Your Wisdom Teeth Can Help Your Smile

Wisdom teeth are known to be a problem for many young adults as they begin to erupt in the gums. In fact, removing your wisdom teeth is known to improve your oral health because it can help you avoid severe complications that can occur from wisdom teeth eruption. Your wisdom teeth can force your teeth… Read more »

Aspects of a Super Smile: Healthy/Unhealthy Foods

The key to a healthy mouth includes a healthy diet. Just as foods can drastically alter your waistline, they can also alter your gum line. Thus, it is important to always maintain a healthy diet and avoid damaging your teeth and gums. For additional help with your diet, visit your dentist for effective food and… Read more »

Various Ways of Dealing With Dental Anxiety

Is your oral health suffering because you are afraid to visit your dentist office for an oral health care procedure? If so, you are not alone. Many individuals suffer from what is commonly known as dental anxiety. Although dental anxiety by itself isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it can lead to several oral health risks… Read more »

The Five Steps of a Dental Cleaning

Are you due for your regular dental cleaning? It’s normal to feel nervous or anxious about your dental visit, but there is really no need. A dental cleaning is an important step in maintaining your oral health, and we complete this simple process in five easy steps: 1. Dental X-Rays: When you arrive at the… Read more »

Repairing a Fractured Dental Crown

Dental crowns are made with high-quality dental materials and designed to be extremely durable. While dental crowns act as artificial tooth enamel and can last for many years, they can be fractured and require repairs from a dentist. Poor dental habits can result in a fractured dental crown, especially if you frequently use your teeth… Read more »

Superior Smiles Include Halitosis Risk Factor Detection

  With all the risk factors prevalent in the creation of halitosis, it is important to first examine your body and the find its underlying condition for treating the cause of the halitosis itself. This is because halitosis, also known as bad breath, doesn’t always begin in your mouth. Although in many cases it can… Read more »