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,... 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... 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... 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 »

Treating Sleep Apnea

If you’ve ever known anyone with sleep apnea, you’ve likely heard them complain about their treatment options. The bulky CPAP machines are the staple, in a manner of speaking, of sleep apnea treatment. The truth is, though, that those aren’t the only treatments available. In fact, you have more options now than ever before to… Read more »

Learning More About Toothaches

Waiting for a toothache to run its course can begin to cause serious pain and problems for your mouth, so always look for signs that a toothache has occurred immediately so that proper treatments can be given. The sooner that a toothache is cared for, the greater the chance you have for oral health success… Read more »

Why and How Are Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

Even if you can’t see them, you probably have a third set of molars called wisdom teeth that are sitting in your gums until your late teens or early adult years. These molars aren’t very useful in modern times and commonly cause issues that require them to be removed. We answer the why and how… Read more »

Braces Are Good for Your Teeth

Braces aren’t a scary process to be wary of. Sure, there’s going to be a bit of discomfort, but you’ll have an incredible result afterwards – a stunning smile that catches the eye of everyone when you walk into a room. Braces are great for your teeth, but they’re only as good for your teeth… Read more »

The Reasons Why a Professional Whitening Treatment is for You

If you’re interested in whitening your smile, then our dentists, Drs. Toenjes, Brizzee and Orme, encourage you to consider doing so with a professional whitening treatment. A professional whitening treatment can help you in a myriad of ways. To help you understand a little more, our dentists are happy to tell you exactly why a… Read more »

Learning How Sleep Apnea Is Affiliated With Teeth Grinding

If you experience a lack of energy, or feel exhausted after you have had a full night sleep, you may have bruxism, chronic clenching of the jaw or grinding the teeth. Another sign to watch for is if you have sore jaw muscles and/or sensitive teeth. Something called OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) is a condition… Read more »