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 »

A Cracked Tooth Often Needs Professional Treatment

If you have a bad habit of chewing on medications or biting down on ice and hard candies, you could be at increased risk of suffering a fractured tooth. In some of these instances the force applied tooth can cause a crack in its enamel layer. A problem like this... Read more »

Picking the Right Toothbrush

When you are buying a car, or a house, you take your time, right? If you are picking out produce, you don’t just grab the first apple, tomato or onion you see, do you? It stands to reason that you should take a little time when picking out a new... Read more »

Dental Health Dilemmas: Diabetes

Diabetes is the current health scare of the nation. It affects over 29 million people in the U.S. and there are 89 million more that have prediabetes—which means, they have all the telltale symptoms that make it likely they will end up with the dreaded disease soon enough. There are... Read more »

Learning More: Your Diet and Your Smile

When you think about oral healthcare, not only should you be make sure that you are using safe and effective products for your daily cleaning routines, you also need to make sure that you are maintaining a balanced diet and limiting the amount of unhealthy foods that you consume. You... Read more »

Can Your Cavity Use a Composite Filling?

Every type of tooth in your mouth has a different job to do. Your back teeth are used for crushing and grinding your food to make it easier to swallow and digest. Because of that, they are designed to stand up to a great deal of pressure. On the other... Read more »

Over-the-Counter Whitening Warnings

Are you interested in whitening your smile with an over-the-counter whitening treatment? If so, our dentist, Dr. Carey Norton, would like to warn you about some side effects so you know all about the possible outcomes of treatment. Although over-the-counter whitening can be successful, there is a chance you can... Read more »

My Child Has a Habit of Thumb Sucking; What Can I Do?

Many children develops tendencies of sucking on their thumbs, but a prolonged habit may affect the development and natural alignment of their teeth. If your child’s thumb sucking is a concern, our dentist can work with you and your child to permanently break the habit. The risks of thumb sucking... Read more »