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 »

Oral Health Care in Motion: Caring for Your Toothbrush

Did you know that your toothbrush care is an essential part of your oral health care? To make sure that your brush can continue to keep your mouth free and clean of debris and plaque, you will need to care for your toothbrush and ensure that it can continue to function at its peak levels…. Read more »

Dental Emergencies: What Should You Do?

If an emergency happened near you, there is a number that you’d probably call almost automatically. A professional would probably be on the other end who could calmly help you know what you can do. But in the case of a dental emergency, would you know what to do? We want to help you by… Read more »

Understanding Pregnancy and Dental Health

Are you aware of the connection between pregnancy and your oral health? Despite all the numerous changes that pregnancy can deliver to your body, it can also drastically affect your smile as well. For this reason, you will need to make sure that you visit your dentist regularly for the appropriate treatments if you are… Read more »

Oral Health Quiz: Cold and Flu Season

Did you know that your smile may be at risk for several forms of dental damage during cold and flu season? Are you aware that the risk of damage is greatly increased when you are sick? If this wasn’t enough, individuals often neglect brushing and flossing when they are sick. To practice effective oral hygiene… Read more »

Why It’s Important to Treat Tooth Decay

If you are debating where you should seek dental treatment for a cavity or ignore its presence, our dental team encourages you to take action now. Tooth decay can become very serious and dangerous for your oral health if not treated right away. If addressed in the early stages, you can receive conservative treatment in… Read more »

The Reasons Why You Should Get an Oral Cancer Screening

Did you know you can get an oral cancer screening during your six-month checkup? Well, it’s true. This treatment is very beneficial for you, your smile and your entire health. Our dentist, Dr. Haws, is happy to provide this treatment to keep you healthy. There are many reasons why you should get an oral cancer… Read more »