The Difference Between Full and Partial Dentures

Do you know the important differences between full and partial dentures? Our team is happy to review both versions for optimal tooth replacement to help you better understand how they can restore your smile. Below we will review the main types of dentures, which are full and partial dentures, and the benefits they have to... Read more »

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

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 »