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 »

The Dangers of Mouth Jewelry to Your Oral Health

The dangers of mouth jewelry to your oral health can include many conditions like nerve damage, infections, and even damaged teeth. In fact, there are multiple reasons why mouth jewelry is dangerous because of the long-lasting damage it can inflict. Our dentist, Dr. Lance Schamberger, is happy to help you... Read more »

What to Know About an Abscess

If you were asked what a dental abscess is, could you give an accurate answer? If not, don’t worry. Many people have a hard time naming the exact signs and description of a dental abscess. However, we feel that the best way to take care of your oral health is... Read more »

Developing Tooth Sensitivity Requires Professional Attention

Every year millions of Americans experiencing problems with tooth sensitivity. In many of these instances the individual will attempt to manage the discomfort by brushing their teeth with a special toothpaste formulated with trace amounts of potassium nitrate. While these measures may provide temporary relief, it could also be masking... Read more »

Knowledge Foundation: Cavity Prevention

Building your best smile includes making sure you're avoiding the risks associated with cavities. A cavity is a condition in which dental erosion has reached the point that a hole has formed in your tooth enamel. That hole, or cavity can allow, bacteria to enter the interior of your tooth... Read more »

Taking the Stress Out of Your Dental Visit

Some people are quite comfortable with the prospect of a trip to the dentist. On the other hand, many people may feel anything from mild uneasiness to full blown fear. If you suffer from dental anxiety, you aren’t alone. Many people feel apprehensive about dental visits. If the idea of... Read more »

TMJ Disorder Symptoms Might Be Reduced by Wearing a Dental Guard

TMJ disorder symptoms often start to manifest as a dull ache around the temples and discomfort in the temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw and discomfort when biting down hard. Some people also experience temporary locking in their jaw joints. If you are struggling with any of these symptoms, your... Read more »