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 »

The Trouble with Tongue Piercing

When you first consider piercing your tongue, it may seem like a great idea. After all, what better way to express yourself and let the world know who you are? As attractive as it may sound, it comes with several hazards, and you should understand those hazards before you decide... Read more »

Your Daily Routine Relies on Quality Oral Care Products

An effective oral hygiene routine can play an important role in preventing oral health problems including gum disease and cavities. You need to thoroughly brush your teeth each morning and night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. You should also floss once a day, making sure to clean between... Read more »

Invisalign®: Straightening Your Smile

Are you trying to find a way to straighten your smile? Do traditional braces not appeal to you, or are you looking for a more discreet option? If so, Invisalign® may be a great way to assist you in achieving the smile that you desire. They can gently move your... Read more »

How to Detect and Treat a Failed Dental Filling

Dental fillings are one of the main treatments to repair a tooth that has a cavity, and while they can be very long lasting and undergo a hardening and cementing process when first placed, they are not meant to last forever. Your filling may eventually fail as oral bacteria starts... Read more »

What Can Veneers Do?

Have you heard about veneers but are unsure of what they do? Veneers are thin shells that are made to look like your front teeth. They are placed over your front teeth with the intent to hide minor blemishes and replace them with a nice, white smile. If your front... Read more »

A Dental Checkup Catches Early Signs of Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

Tooth decay and gum disease are all too common in the American population. This is especially disconcerting when you consider that they are easily preventable through the practice of a consistent oral hygiene routine and regular dental checkups with our dentist, Dr. Kaitilin Riley. Each checkup starts with one of... Read more »

How Should I Treat My Tooth Sensitivity?

If you’re looking for ways to treat your tooth sensitivity, you’re not alone. Many people do the same because they find tooth sensitivity to be painful, annoying, and inconvenient. Our dentist, Dr. Kaitilin Riley, doesn’t blame you! Fortunately, there are things you can do to relieve your tooth sensitivity. However,... Read more »