Getting Ready for Orthodontics

Are you thinking about getting orthodontics for yourself or a member of your family? Sometimes, the need for braces may be obvious when you look at your or your child’s smile and notice improperly aligned teeth or a noticeable underbite or overbite. Or your dentist may suggest that braces or some other bite correction may… Read more »

Implants vs. Bridges

Having teeth replaced is a bittersweet experience. On one hand, it’s great to finally have teeth that work properly again. On the other, though? Well, it’s a sign that your oral health isn’t quite where it needs to be. When you get to this point, you’ll have a few different options to choose from for… Read more »

Save your Teeth – Say No to Soda

You get one set of teeth for your entire life. After your baby teeth fall out and the adult teeth come in, that’s it. There’s no regrowth of a lost tooth. You can’t trim, color, shape, or braid them like you can your hair. So if our teeth are that important that we only get… Read more »

Breaking Down the Root Canal Treatment Process

If you have begun to suffer tooth problems as a result of unaddressed tooth decay that has affected the inner tooth, you may experience persistent pain and even significant tooth infection below the gums. If treatment isn’t achieved promptly, the result could be tooth abscess that risks the health of your smile. In many instances,… Read more »

Several Factors Contribute to Maintaining Good Oral Health

A healthy mouth that is free of tooth decay, periodontal disease and other oral health conditions can contribute greatly to your overall quality of life. Fortunately, the American Dental Association is dedicated to helping consumers maintain good oral health. They do this by offering a series of recommendations, guidelines and informational tooth. The first step… Read more »

An Injured Tongue Often Needs Basic First-Aid

Sometimes bumping your head or suffering an accidental blow to the chin can cause you to bite down hard on your tongue. In some severe cases the damage can cause pain and bleeding. In a moment such as this, you will likely need to apply some basic first aid, while seeking emergency treatment from a… Read more »

What Do You Know About Flossing? Take This Quiz

If you think you know all about flossing, our dentists, Dr. Steven Rodriguez, Dr. Swapna Kakarla, and Dr. Sandra Hanson encourage you to test your knowledge by taking our flossing quiz! This quiz can help you learn a thing or two about flossing, which can help you have a better and more effective flossing routine…. Read more »

How to Keep Your Smile in Top-Notch Condition During Softball Season

Do you want a top-notch smile this softball season? If so, you need to care for and protect your teeth and gums. Little did you know, there are many things involved in the softball season that can harm your smile and affect your oral health. It’s important to be careful so you can reach the… Read more »

Improve Your Oral Health with Dental Bridges

To avoid slippage and any issues or abnormalities associated with missing teeth, it is important to stabilize your gums by replacing all lost teeth. To complete your smile, consider a permanent tooth replacement prosthetic such as a dental bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture. With a dental bridge, you will have the peace… Read more »

Improve Your Smile with Dental Damage Prevention

A hazard that everyone should be aware of in regard to their oral health care is dental damage. It is important to always make sure you are exercising caution with all aspects of your life including bad habits you’re partaking in and any lifestyle choices you select. Even with the best cleaning treatments in place,… Read more »