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 »

Keep Your Smile Safe During Sports

Contact sports are a great form of physical activity because they are good for your general health and can help improve your mood, making them one of the most popular options for recreational activity. If you play sports or any athletic activity, you should wear an athletic mouth guard to avoid the risk of oral… Read more »

The Intel on Removing Wisdom Teeth

Removing your wisdom teeth is like a rite of passage as we age. For many people, wisdom teeth can become painful and cause complications as they grow in or become impacted. That is why having them removed is essential to keeping your smile healthy and free from the damage that could occur. Our , Dr…. Read more »

Oral Health Care Plans: Dry Mouth Protection

Optimal oral health depends on making sure you are not suffering from what is known as dry mouth. Dry mouth, also commonly referred to as xerostomia, is an oral health condition in which your mouth does not benefit from an adequate flow of saliva. This can be caused by numerous risk factors in your life…. Read more »

Can Pregnancy Affect Your Teeth?

Did you know that pregnancy can actually affect your teeth? With your hormone levels changing, your dietary habits may also change. Hormones and habits changing can also lead to dental problems developing in your mouth. Today, we will give advice for those who suffer from tooth sensitivity, cavities and dry mouth. If you have experienced… Read more »

The Tooth Contract: How To Help The Tooth Fairy

For children, losing their first tooth is a major milestone. It means they will start to get their “big-kid” teeth! For parents, this milestone means they get to have their first conversation with the Tooth Fairy. Different sets of parents make different deals with the Tooth Fairy; all parents are tasked with helping her take… Read more »

Tips for What to Do When Your Child Hits Their Tooth

Children tend to fall often, especially when they are just learning how to walk. Sometimes when they fall, they can hit their tooth and damage it or even knock it out of place. Our dentists, Drs. Hawkins, Smith and Hassinger, are happy to help you in this situation by telling you exactly what to do…. Read more »

Superior Smiles Include Therapeutic Mouthwash

  Although mouthwash is a highly effective product for targeting bad breath, it can have other benefits as well. Depending on your oral health care needs, it’s always a good idea to speak to your dentist for product recommendations or suggestions to determine which form of mouthwash is best for you. If you’re looking for… Read more »

These are the Bruxism Facts

Do you often wake up with a sore jaw or morning headaches? Do you have earaches and teeth that are sensitive during the day? These and more could be symptoms of bruxism or a condition that causes teeth grinding. We encourage you to know the facts about bruxism so that you can have it treated… Read more »