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 »

Could a Flipper Denture Be The Answer to Your Incomplete Smile?

Living with missing teeth can be difficult. Without a complete smile, it can be harder for you to eat and speak effectively. Spaces in your smile can also cause oral health issues, such as increases in plaque, bacteria and food debris; and can allow your teeth to drift out of proper alignment. This can cause… Read more »

Tips for Having a Top-Notch Smile on Summer Break

As summer quickly approaches, you might be so focused on the school-less days and the warm summer nights. Well, as you plan your trips and your fun summer activities, our dentists, Dr. Michael Long and Dr. Matthew Thurman, encourage you to keep your smile in mind. It’s very important to care for your teeth and gums… Read more »

Smoking and Oral Cancer

At this point, everyone in the world knows that smoking is incredibly bad for your health. It causes cancer, leads to shorter lifespans, and permanently stains your teeth a nasty shade of nicotine yellow. Smoking does more than that, though. One of the aspects of smoking that’s often overlooked is the role it plays in… Read more »

Oral Health Outliers: Dental Fitness

Making sure you have a healthy smile depends on your various dental fitness routines that you are employing. Not only do you need to make sure that you are responsibly caring for your smile by cleaning it every day, but you’ll also need to make sure you’re taking routine visits to your dentist. Furthermore, an… Read more »

Treatments for Your Smile: Sleep Apnea

Are you aware of the risk factors associated with sleep apnea and whether or not you are at an increased risk for developing the disorder? Sleep apnea arises when individuals experience breathing pattern interruptions while they are asleep. One common sign that sleep apnea is occurring is snoring. However, just because you snore does not… Read more »

Revamp Your Oral Health Care With Interdental Cleaners

In order to clean between your teeth, you are going to need a study and reliable interdental cleaner. When determining which interdental cleaner you need to use to keep your smile safe, it is important to take into consideration your personal preferences, your oral health care needs, and your physical situation. For additional help, speak… Read more »

Oral Health: TMJ Disorders

Due to the oral health risks associated with TMJ disorders, it is important to assess what they are and how to treat them properly. A TMJ disorder, also known as a temporomandibular joint disorder, arises when the joints in your jaw are not working correctly. This is because they consist of different working parts including… Read more »

Unlock Your Smile with Endodontics

Endodontics is a branch of dentistry designed to care for the pulp and tissues within the root of a tooth. The pulp contains the life force of the tooth including the connective tissues, nerve endings, and blood vessels of the tooth. If for any reason it is damaged, it will need to be carefully extracted… Read more »