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... 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... 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 »

Morning Breath and How to Deal With It

It is never pleasant to wake up with morning breath. Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be embarrassing and may seem hard to get a handle on. In order to understand how to manage morning breath, it is important to understand how it occurs in the first place. Here... Read more »

Vegetables and Fruits That Can Help Your Teeth

Vegetables and fruits are usually touted for their health benefits. If you want to know which items from these food groups can help you with your teeth, we are happy to briefly share a few of them with you. If you are looking for ways to clean your teeth, eating... Read more »

All About How to Have a Healthy Smile This Summer

You deserve to have a strong and healthy smile this summer. Unfortunately, your teeth and gums can’t achieve that smile goal themselves. They need your help! The good news is that there are things you can do to keep your smile in tip-top shape, and our dentist, Dr. Kenneth Pilgrim,... Read more »

The Facts You Should Know About Teeth

Do you know much about your teeth? If not, it’s time to learn. The more you know about your teeth, the better chance you have of keeping them in top-notch condition. If you have strong and healthy teeth, you can have a strong and healthy smile. So, our dentist, Dr.... Read more »

Dental Sealants: Shedding Decay Away

Beyond brushing and flossing, there is another proven protection against cavities for your children's teeth. Dental sealants are a thin, but extremely tough, plastic that coats the pits and grooves of teeth. The sealant sinks deep into the fissures in the chewing surfaces of the molars, creating a force field... Read more »

Four Dental Hygiene Habits for a Cleaner Smile

We encourage you to maintain proper dental hygiene habits for a lifetime of healthy teeth free of oral problems. Many patients struggle with maintaining an oral care routine that works, but our team is happy to help. It’s important to develop the following four dental health care habits to prevent... Read more »