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 »

The Flossing 4-1-1

Flossing is an important part of your dental hygiene regimen. Even if you brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time twice a day, you are still leaving a great deal of the surfaces of your teeth untouched, and the areas between your teeth are great places for plaque and food… Read more »

Making Your Dental Veneer Last

If you are suffering from minor damage to your teeth, a dental veneer may be an easy way to fix your cosmetic problems and even improve the health of your tooth. Dental veneers are thin strips made of porcelain or even a dental grade resin. A veneer can be used to cover chips in teeth,… Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Can Improve Oral Function

If you have recently lost a tooth, it’s important to speak with Drs. Joseph Opack, David Opack, or Peter Stanton about tooth replacement options to prevent your smile from developing further complications that impede your oral function. Even if your limited oral function and affected smile appearance may not seem significant, prolonged tooth loss can… Read more »

Compromised Tooth Enamel Can Require Root Canal Treatment

A root canal procedure can often prevent a severely damaged tooth from needing to be removed due to compromised tooth pulp that has reduced the health of the tooth. We review how harmful dental conditions can affect the tooth enamel and pulp to the point that root canal treatment is needed. Certain oral health conditions… Read more »

7 Oral Health Conditions You Shouldn’t Ignore

Daily oral care and routine dental checkups help to prevent tooth decay and gum disease from taking hold in your smile. Not only do regular checkups work to prevent dental issues, they also allow our dental team to treat problems early–when they are least invasive and most economical to resolve. But problems can still crop… Read more »

April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April isn’t just for spring showers in the dental field, it is a time of year when we promote oral cancer and highlight early diagnosis for successful treatment. When you come in for yearly checkups, along with looking for cavities and gum disease, we are also on the lookout for any oral abnormalities that might… Read more »

Dental Sealants Can Protect Your Child’s Molars From Cavities

To prevent cavities from taking over your smile, you will need to brush and floss your pearly whites every day. Still, there are times when you cannot consistently remove every bit of oral debris from the fissures and grooves of the back teeth, which are harder to reach with your toothbrush. Known as molars, these… Read more »

Don’t Let Gum Disease Go Untreated

If your smile is suffering from the effects of gum disease, you might benefit from a dental treatment called scaling and root planing. This procedure involves “deep cleaning” the tissue under the gumline. Today, our  team is going to talk about how this deep cleaning can help restore your healthy gums. Maintaining healthy gums requires… Read more »