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 »

Hazards to Your Oral Health

Have you done what you can to preserve the life of your teeth? If so, great job! However, many things in life can damage our teeth beyond foods and sugars. Understanding these dangers can help you protect your oral health for years to come. Our dentists, Dr. Murdock and Dr.... Read more »

Basic First Aid for a Pediatric Dental Trauma

Small children can sometimes be accident prone. Vigorous play and a growing body can lead to accidental slips and falls. In some of these moments, a hard blow to the mouth can damage a child’s teeth and soft oral tissues. In a situation like this, you may likely need to... Read more »

A Custom Mouth Guard Can Help Athletes Prevent Oral Trauma

Many clubs, athletic associations and schools require the use of a protective mouthguard for athletes in contact sports or other vigorous activities. There are a wide variety of stock and boil and bite mouthguards sold in sporting goods stores. However, many athletes complain that the mouthguards sold in stores are... Read more »

Understanding Dental Sealants

If you're thinking about improving your oral health care through the use of an interdental cleaning tool or with a toothbrush, you are right on track. Make sure you clean all areas and sides of your teeth and gums, as it is essential for keeping your smile safe. However, there... Read more »

Taking Care of Your Smile During Cold and Flu Season

When you think about all the ways that you can improve your oral health, it is important to remember that caring for your teeth and gums should be something you do every single day. If for any reason you begin to neglect your teeth, you may find yourself putting your... Read more »

Superb Smiles Includes Dental Erosion and Cavity Prevention

Dental erosion has numerous causes. Anytime your tooth enamel is worn down by acids in your mouth, it puts your mouth further at risk for future ailments. One of these risks is due to holes in your tooth enamel known as cavities. If left untreated, a cavity can lead to... Read more »