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 »

Reduce the Discomfort of TMJ Disorder with Preventive Strategies

When it comes to ensuring your smile is receiving the attention and care it needs to maintain lifelong health, we encourage you to include the health of your jaw joints that help your jaw move as it should. These joints are called the TMJs, which stands for temporomandibular joints, and... Read more »

How Often Should I Floss?

If you had to answer honestly when the last time you flossed was, what would you say? Most people can’t give an honest answer, so don’t feel bad. Most adults - and kids, for that matter - don’t enjoy flossing. That’s a part of the reason oral health is such... Read more »

Sleep Apnea

Are you familiar with the oral health risks associated with sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a common, yet serious condition in which your sleep is interrupted throughout the night. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when your airways are restricted while you sleep. Central sleep apnea is a condition in which the... Read more »

High Content Smiles with Dental Bridges

Are you confident with your oral health care and do you feel you're doing enough to keep your smile safe and well protected for the future? Have you noticed any issues that may have arisen over the past few years with your teeth and gums? If you do have a... Read more »

Restore Your Teeth and More with Dentures

Dentures are greatly beneficial for tooth replacement because they have the ability to fill both small and large gaps to provide better oral health. Small areas of tooth loss can be repaired with partial dentures while major or complete tooth loss requires full dentures for a functional mouth. Below, we... Read more »

Common Questions About Dental Bridges

Do you have questions about dental bridges? If so, our dentist, Dr. J. Kenneth Carver, is happy to help you find the answers you’re looking for. The more you know, the better, especially because knowing the facts and information about dental bridges can help you decide if the treatment is... Read more »