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

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 »

Good Oral Hygiene Habits Can Help Your Smile

Are you looking for ways that you can have a healthier smile? Practicing good oral hygiene can be important to your health, both dental and overall. These habits can help reduce your chances for developing different types of problems like plaque buildup, which can lead to gum disease and cavities. We would like to offer… Read more »

A Dental Bleaching Treatment Is Often Needed to Whiten Tobacco Stained Teeth

Tobacco products like cigars, cigarettes and chewing tobacco often contain tar and other chemicals capable to staining your teeth. Once these residues collect on the surface, they can gradually start to saturate the microscopic pores in your tooth enamel. Even occasional tobacco users are at increased risk for suffering tobacco stained teeth. Many individuals dealing… Read more »

A Travelers Kit for a Healthy Smile

Travel season is finally here and with it comes a promise of fun and pictures to remember it. This spring season, while you travel remember to pack your traveling kit for your smile to keep it beautiful and healthy during your vacation for all the fun pictures you will take. Our dentist, Dr. Jorge Ferreira,… Read more »

Children’s Smiles: The Facts You Should Know

If you want your child to have the top-notch smile they deserve, then you need to help your child care for it regularly. Unfortunately, that’s a difficult task if you don’t know much about your child’s teeth and gums. The more you know, the better. So, our dentist, Dr. Jorge Ferreira, would like to teach… Read more »

Adding a Fluoride Treatment to Your Dental Checkup to Help Prevent Cavities

Brushing your teeth twice each day with fluoridated toothpaste is an essential first step in cleaning away bacterial deposits from your mouth while also helping to maintain strong tooth enamel. At the same time, you also need to make a conscious effort to thoroughly floss your teeth at least once per day. This simple daily… Read more »

Bad Brushing Habits To Avoid

When you do something over and over, it is easy to let the quality suffer a little bit. This definitely applies to brushing teeth! Over time, we let bad habits creep into our routine, and our smiles suffer for it. Here are some bad habits to avoid in your oral hygiene routine. Keeping Your Toothbrush… Read more »