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 »

Great Dental Care Equals a Great Smile

By now you may have already seen the value of daily oral hygiene when it comes to maintaining a healthy mouth with strong teeth and gums. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush combined with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing in between the teeth and along the gum line at… Read more »

Wearing Night Guards

There are a lot of reasons why you’d want to wear a night guard. They’re used a lot more often than you’d think, too, with quite a few adults utilizing them on a nightly basis. But how do you know when, or if, you need one? That’s a question that’s not always easy to answer…. Read more »

Teeth Whitening – Your Guide

A smile says a lot about a person. In fact, a smile is one of the first things people will notice about you when they meet you for the first time. So, it makes sense that you’d want to have a smile that leaves a lasting impression, right? If you said yes, you’re thinking like… Read more »

A Loose or Lost Dental Crown Needs Timely Treatment

Metallic alloys and dental grade porcelain are common materials used in a dental crown. Once it has been prepared the dental work will be cemented directly onto the anchoring abutment to replace the tooth’s enamel layer. Sometimes poor oral hygiene habits or an accidental blow to the mouth can cause a failure in the dental… Read more »

Brushing Your Teeth With Fluoride Toothpaste Helps Prevent Cavities and Gum Disease

Preventing cavities and gum disease starts with a consistent daily oral hygiene regimen. The process begins with brushing your teeth each morning and night, as well as remembering to thoroughly floss at least once each day. To effectively clean the faces and contours of your teeth you need to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a… Read more »

Basic Recovery Tips After Tooth Extraction

Severely damaged or decayed teeth can cause pain and potential infection. In some of these cases the root and underlying periodontal tissues are too compromised to restore the tooth via a root canal. In a severe case like this, a dentist like Dr. Martin Trockel or Dr. Sherry Church might advocate a total extraction. After… Read more »

Chronic Tooth Sensitivity Needs Professional Attention

Tooth sensitivity is a somewhat common problem suffered by millions of Americans each year. Many of these people will attempt to manage the discomfort by brushing their teeth with a special that has been formulated toothpaste with potassium nitrate. While this might provide some temporary relief, it could also be hiding a developing dental health… Read more »