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 fighting cancer or dental problems, catching problems in their early... 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 the bone from the missing tooth’s chewing action. Over time,... 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 living cells it can’t grow... 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 your family history. We will... read more »

Fill in Gaps With Dental Bridges

Teeth fall out of our mouths and get lost sometimes, leaving an empty space in our smiles. There is no need to get discouraged because there are several ways to fill that space in, and a dental bridge is one way to consider. A dental bridge basically provides an artificial tooth that can look as natural as the old one.... read more »

What You Need to Know About Optimum Oral Health

To ensure your smile continues to function effectively, remember your oral health care basics. Even if you are avoiding unhealthy sweets and treats in your diet, it may not be enough to protect your smile. Various preventative treatments and oral hygiene routines are required to eliminate any debris and bacteria in your mouth. Establishing an effective oral health care routine... read more »

The Cavity Blues

Cavities can cause a lot of damage to your teeth and overall oral health. In fact, cavities can lead to an entire host of problems when neglected, which is why it is imperative to take care of your teeth and overall oral health. Taking care of your teeth includes avoiding cavities or treating them as swiftly as possible before they... read more »

Learn All About Gum Disease Here

Gum disease is one of the most destructive dental issues in the world today. If your dentist, Dr. Shane McPherson, diagnosed you with gum disease, which is also known as periodontal disease, then you need to do everything you can to quickly restore your oral health. This disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on the teeth and gumline.... read more »

Diet Tips for Healthy Teeth

Are you on a quest for a healthy diet? If so, keep reading because we have exciting news for you! Did you know your pursuit of a healthy diet may also benefit your smile? Yes, it’s true! Foods play a crucial role in your oral health, along with brushing and flossing regularly. To help understand more about you a healthy... read more »

Let Your Positive Oral Health Last a Lifetime

Did you know your oral health could last a lifetime with proper care? As we age, our smile can begin to fade, and the enamel on our teeth can start to wear down. However, with adequate care and treatment, our oral health could potentially last an entire lifetime. To help you understand more about your oral health, our dentist, Dr.... read more »