All About Plaque

Plaque is the soft, sticky film containing millions of bacteria that accumulates on the surface of your teeth. If not removed regularly with thorough brushing and flossing, the bacteria in plaque cause tooth decay and gum disease. Plaque that is not removed can eventually harden into tartar. Brushing and flossing then become more difficult as Read More …

To Floss or Not to Floss?

Flossing is an essential part of keeping your teeth and gums healthy. In addition to regular brushing, cleaning between your teeth helps remove plaque, the sticky film that builds up on your teeth after eating.  Whether you have braces, crowns, bridges, periodontal issues or sensitivity, Drs. Gretchen and Tom can help guide you on which Read More …

Oral Cancer

Oral and oropharyngeal cancer (cancer of the mouth and upper throat) collectively kill nearly one person every hour of every day of the year. Of the people newly diagnosed with these cancers, 40 percent will not survive longer than five years. Moreover, many who do survive suffer long-term problems, such as severe facial disfigurement or Read More …

Preventive Dentistry

After working in a dental office the last two years I’ve come to notice that there are quite a few patients that only visit their dentist when something is bothering them. Despite some opinions, as a dental staff member we are here to help keep you healthy, and the best way to do that is Read More …

Give a Gift that Makes Them Smile All Year Long!

Having trouble finding the perfect gift for that special someone on your Christmas list? Why not give the gift of good dental health? Encourage children’s good dental habits with fun, character-themed toothbrushes and paste. Timers help ensure little ones are brushing for a full two minutes.           A handy bag filled Read More …

Hygienists Help Patients Achieve Better Dental Health

Dental hygienists are licensed oral health professionals who administer the following services to patients: Prophylaxis (cleanings) Periodontal scaling, root planning, and maintenance Take radiographs Apply dental sealants and fluoride treatments Perform oral cancer screenings Perform in-office whitening treatments By providing essential preventive dental care, hygienists make it possible for dentists to focus on other complex Read More …

Are You Seeing Spots?

Are you seeing spots? We now offer Opalustre lesion treatment – a minimally-invasive, in office treatment that removes superficial white or brown discoloration stains through gentle, mechanical abrasion.  Opalustre is a specialized treatment outside of regular whitening that specifically addresses unsightly spots on the teeth.  See results in just one visit!  Call us today to Read More …

Should OraCare Mouth Rinse be a Part of Your Daily Dental Regimen?

OraCare is a two-part mouth rinse system that uses activated chlorine dioxide to help improve your oral health. In comparison to similar products on the market, OraCare is exceptional because it kills biofilm, fungi, viruses, bacteria, and VSC’s in the mouth. Because of its multiple benefits and uses, our dentists are now recommending OraCare for Read More …

Dental Prosthetic Basics

Restoring your smile involves treating tooth decay, infection, occlusal wear, broken or lost teeth, and making sure your function is balanced. The goal is that all teeth, muscles, and joints working in unison. The final result is a healthy smile that looks and feels better. If you’re missing one or more teeth, a BRIDGE may Read More …

Is Your Smile Unappealing?

Cosmetic dentistry can significantly enhance the appearance of your smile and boost your self-image.  It is a complement to the overall health and function of your teeth. We offer Opalescence Boost in-office and Opalescence Go at-home whitening treatments. Opalescence Boost is a professional treatment done in our office.  It is powerful and effective at creating Read More …