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 »

What to Know About Sedation Dentistry

These days, it seems like there’s no shortage of new, interesting dental procedures available. One that’s getting used more and more often is sedation dentistry. Surprisingly, not as many people know about it as you’d expect. Today, we’re going to walk you through what sedation dentistry entails, and why you... Read more »

Traditional Braces Can Help Correct a Variety of Alignment Issues

There are several factors that can alter the basic alignment of your child’s permanent teeth. Not only can these deviations lead to self-image issues, they can also lead to chronic dental health issues later in their adult life. If your son or daughter has alignment issues with their teeth, should... Read more »

Remember to Brush Your Dental Bridge

If you lost one or more of your adult teeth, you may have replaced them with a dental bridge. Dental bridges can provide a natural-looking artificial tooth in the place of the missing one. Even though it is artificial, you can help yourself by not neglecting to brush and floss... Read more »

Care for Your Toothbrush so It Can Care for You

You likely know how important it is to brush your teeth twice every day. However, do you know how to properly care for your toothbrush? Caring for your toothbrush properly allows it to properly care for your smile. Continue reading for some toothbrush care advice from the practice of Menta... Read more »

Dental Sealants Can Shield Against Tooth Decay

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 about dental sealants. Dental sealant is a thin, plastic material that is painted over the chewing surfaces of the back... Read more »

Clean Teeth are Healthy Teeth, Especially When Braces are Involved

Successful orthodontic treatment requires you to maintain a clean and healthy smile to keep your braces in good shape and prevent any delays to your progress. Our team can help you develop orthodontic-friendly oral care habits to care for your appliance and your dental health. We offer some helpful tooth... Read more »