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 »

Improvements in Dentistry With Dental Floss

Have you ever thought about how to improve your dental flossing techniques? Dental floss is an extremely important part of your oral health care because it is designed to clean between your teeth in areas that toothbrushes and other cleaning utensils cannot reach. If you fail to clean out these... Read more »

Enjoy Healthy Treats for Healthy Teeth

Do you love to snack? Did you know there are foods and snacks you eat that are healthy for your teeth and gums? Yes, it’s true! There are many healthy foods that are both delicious and tasty that don’t damage your teeth and gums and are healthy for your body... Read more »

What Dentures Can Do for You

If all or most of your teeth go missing, a set of dentures can replace them for you. Missing teeth can affect us in a couple of ways, some of which may surprise you. By restoring those teeth, the dentures can reverse those effects and help you maintain your natural... Read more »

Oral Health Tip: Mouth Jewelry

If you're involved with any unhealthy habits such as wearing mouth jewelry, you need to be aware of the risks involved. Mouth jewelry consists of lip and tongue rings and is commonly placed in areas where further dental damage can occur. If you continually struggle with your oral health care... Read more »

A Badly Chipped Tooth Might Need a Dental Crown Restoration

Tooth enamel is essentially a dense mineral substance intended to provide your teeth with the necessary hardness to break down food before swallowing. Yet there are times when something like an accidental blow to the mouth or problems chronic grinding can exceed the strength of your tooth enamel.   In... Read more »

Got Questions About Cavities? Here Are Your Answers

Cavities can be a complex dental issue that destroys many smiles in the world today. If you have questions about cavities, which are also known as tooth decay, then our dentist, Dr. Jim Tatum, is happy to give you the information you’re looking for. To do so, he is happy... Read more »