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 »

Mouth Guards: How to Care for Your Appliance

Your mouth guard can help you prevent oral injuries when you’re on the field, court or mat. However, that’s only the case if you properly care for your appliance. If you keep your appliance in tip-top shape, it can help keep you in tip-top shape! So, our dentist, Dr. Joel... Read more »

Learning More About TMJs

Have you ever heard of TMJs before? A TMJ, also referred to as a temporomandibular joint, is a pivotal joint in your mouth located in your jaw that is essential for making your mouth function properly. Your TMJs are responsible for the movement of your mouth, including its ability to... Read more »

Professional Treatment for Gum Disease Helps Prevent Further Complications

Simple inconsistencies in your oral hygiene routine can allow food particles and plaque buildup to gradually harden into tartar. If you skip one of your regularly scheduled dental checkups the lingering bacterial deposits near the gumline can significantly increase your chances of suffering from gum disease. The earliest manifestation of... Read more »

Oral Health Outliers: Composite Fillings

In terms of oral health care, one of the biggest risks to your smile occurs due to dental erosion and cavities. If dental erosion slowly wears away your enamel, it will eventually cause a cavity to form in a tooth. This is because harmful acids in your mouth can slowly... Read more »

Facts About Tooth Decay

Would you like to know all about tooth decay? If so, you have come to the right blog. Today, our dentist, Dr. Joel Wiersum, is happy to tell you all about tooth decay, which is also known as a cavity, because the more you know, the better. Tooth decay is... Read more »

Smile Renovations: Dentures

If for any reason you lack any teeth at all, it could lead to a severe downturn in your oral health. Not only can it put you at an increased risk for tooth decay and gum disease, but missing teeth can often hinder speaking and eating skills as well as... Read more »

What is a Periapical Abscess?

When left alone, cavities can become painfully abscessed. When the bacteria and decay takes over the inner tooth pulp, it is able to gain access to the roots—and it doesn’t stop there. It can then spread to the tip, where it makes a pocket that fills with pus. Now, it... Read more »