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 »

Defeating Dental Anxiety

It’s not uncommon for people to feel uncomfortable at the prospect of visiting the dentist, especially if the visit involves a root canal or an extraction. However, some people experience anxiety or even fear when it comes to seeing the dentist. But if you skip or avoid appointments because of your fear, you are putting… Read more »

A Badly Fractured Tooth May Need First Aid While Seeking Emergency Treatment

The American Association of Endodontists notes that sports mishaps, automobile accidents or bad falls are primary causes of chipped and fractured teeth. The damage to a tooth’s enamel layer and other dental structures can vary in severity and discomfort. In many of these cases applying some simple first aid measures will help minimize complications and… Read more »

How to Help Your Child Prevent Tooth Misalignment

If you’re interested in helping your child prevent tooth misalignment and maintain straight and beautiful teeth, then our orthodontist, Dr. Brian Kraft, has some tips for you! Fortunately, there are things you can do to help your child reach those smile goals. Those things are: -Try to limit oral fixation habits: Some of these habits… Read more »

What Can Happen With a Malocclusion?

A malocclusion is a misalignment in your bite, where your teeth do not match up quite like they should. There are a few different types of malocclusions, namely crossbites, overbites and underbites. Often times, they do not cause you much trouble. Other times, they can cause difficulties for you, but these difficulties can be treated…. Read more »

Tips on How to Spring Clean Your Smile

Our dentist, Dr. Brian Kraft, strongly encourages you to spring clean your smile this year. This means you should include your teeth and gums on your spring cleaning to-do list. Spring cleaning your smile can help you have the top-notch oral health you deserve. This can help you avoid dental issues, like gum disease and… Read more »

How to Prevent Tooth Loss

A healthy and full smile is important for many reasons. No one wants to lose the teeth that are supposed to serve them for a lifetime. And, no one wants to go through the pain and inconvenience associated with tooth loss Our dentist, Dr. Brian Kraft, and dental team want to help you keep your… Read more »