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 »

Protecting your Molars

Your molars have a tough job to do, mainly grinding up your food so that you can swallow and digest it. In order to get that job done, they have ridges on them called cusps. While those cusps make chewing a snap, they also provide extra places for food particles, acids, bacteria and plaque to set up shop and damage... read more »

Dental Dream Makers: Oral and Throat Cancer Detection

Are you aware of the risk factors associated with oral and throat cancer and what you need to do to help protect your teeth and gums? Because oral and throat cancer can arise at any time and at any age, it's important to make sure you're taking care of your teeth and gums and assessing any facial abnormalities and irregular... read more »

Take Care of Your Teeth With These Oral Hygiene Habits

Are you interested in taking care of your teeth, so they last your entire lifetime? Did you know, with proper oral hygiene care your teeth could last your whole life? Yes, it’s true! Oral hygiene plays an essential role in the health and strength of your teeth. To help you with understanding the best way to care for your teeth,... read more »

Untreated Tooth Decay Can Cause Toothache Pain

Tooth decay is often the result of poor oral hygiene that has led to a concentrated area of lost tooth enamel. If it is caught in a reasonable amount of time, and the cavity is limited to the enamel layer our dentists, Dr. Thomas Cox or Dr. David Manegold might be able to treat the tooth by using a dental... read more »

Toothpaste That Suits Your Smile’s Needs

Your tube of toothpaste is running low, which means that it’s time to restock. Because there are so many types of toothpaste, you may not know which is best for your smile or your children’s smiles. Dr. Cox, Dr. Manegold, and our team are thrilled to offer tips on choosing a toothpaste. Fluoride Toothpaste Fluoride is a mineral that helps... read more »

A Dental Implant Can Replicate the Root Strength of a Missing Molar

The eight molars in the back of the mouth play an important role in effectively chewing, grinding, and breaking down the foods you consume before swallowing safely. When a molar is lost to a severe dental trauma or untreated tooth decay, it can significantly compromise your basic oral function. If you have recently lost a molar, you should schedule a... read more »