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 »

Oral Hygiene When You Are Sick

A cold or the flu can hit you at any time, although getting sick in the summer can be very disappointing. Even if you have to take a break from summer activities to recover, you still need to take care of your teeth. You need to get plenty of rest when you are sick. But… Read more »

Brightening Dull Teeth

Tons of different things can cause your once-brilliant smile to dull over the years. Even if you don’t use anything that’s harmful to your enamel and its coloring – like excessive coffee or tobacco consumption – age can do a number on the shine of your teeth. Here’s the good news, though – it’s entirely… Read more »

Delicious Foods to Help Your Teeth Stay Healthy

Your teeth are an essential part of your body. They help you talk and chew properly, which means that you need to make sure they are kept in tip-top shape. Did you know that there are several different foods that can help keep your teeth healthy and strong? Most people understand the dangers that sugar… Read more »

A Temporary Dental Crown Requires Special Consideration

If you need to have a damaged or decayed tooth repaired or cosmetically restored by placing a dental crown, this is typically done over two separate appointments to . For this reason, you may need to receive a temporary dental crown, which requires special care while it is worn. At your first visit, our dentist… Read more »

Unattractive Teeth Might Be Address by Dental Veneer

Unattractive teeth that have been affected by dental stains, discolored tooth enamel or other cosmetic imperfections can hamper your self-confidence. The effect can be compounded by physical defects like chipped tooth enamel or visibly noticeable dental fillings. In many of these cases our dentist can help improve the appearance of your teeth. The process starts… Read more »

Understanding Mouthwash

Do you use mouthwash every day to help keep your smile clean? If not, you should learn more about mouthwash today! Mouthwash is an effective tool to keep your mouth clear of bad breath and bacteria. That is why Dr. Dexter Inniss of Gentle Touch Dental is happy to give you advice on mouthwash and… Read more »