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 »

Treatment Strategies to Relieve TMJ Discomfort

Giving your smile the care and attention it needs to be healthy includes caring for the joints that facilitate your jaw movement. These are the TMJs, or temporomandibular joints, and they are needed to maintain proper oral function in your mouth. We are pleased to offer some tips to help... Read more »

A Dental Attrition Problem Needs Timely Treatment

Sometimes a minor underbite or overbite can cause the biting surface of one tooth to wear excessively on the lingual surface of another. As time goes on this can cause the tooth enamel to grind down creating an abnormal surface texture on the tooth. As time goes on you might... Read more »

How Often Should I Brush My Teeth?

Growing up, you may have heard that you should brush your teeth after every meal. And, that might not be bad advice. But the whole truth is that you should brush your teeth about thirty minutes after a meal. The foods and drinks you consume every day contain acids, and... Read more »

Invisalign®: The Food and Beverage Rules to Follow When Aligning Your Smile

Did you know there are food and beverage rules for treatment involving Invisalign® aligners? Well, it’s true. These rules help you have the top-notch appliance and oral health you need to have a successful orthodontic treatment and to finally reach the smile of your dreams. Our dentists, Dr. Christopher J.... Read more »

Knowledge Foundation: Aging and Dental Health

Keeping your teeth and gums safe as you age should be at the top of everyone's checklist for good physical health. We often tend to neglect our teeth and gums in favor of other health responsibilities, but with an unhealthy smile, several other risks can arise within the body, which... Read more »

Weakened Tooth Enamel May Need to Receive More Fluoride

Your tooth enamel plays an important role in protecting the inner tissues of your teeth. Tooth enamel has a mineral density that gives your teeth greater strength so that you can bite and chew food. When an inner tooth area becomes compromised, it could significantly increase your risk of tooth... Read more »

The Dental Checkup Quiz

If you think you know all there is to know about dental checkups, then our dentists, Dr. Christopher J. Rouse and Dr. E. Michael Crosland, would like to test your knowledge. The more you know about dental checkups, the better chance you’ll make them a priority and the better chance... Read more »