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 »

Dental Tourism in West Virginia

West Virginia is famous for its coal, tourism and as it turns out, dental tourism. You may have heard of people heading south of the US border for dental work. Well, as it turns out, the United States Embassy in Mexico as well as the US Department of State has issued travel advisories for many… Read more »

Cracked Teeth

Cracked tooth syndrome can be one of the most difficult diagnoses in dentistry. A crack in a tooth can be visible with the naked eye, but often times it is not. It can show up on a radiograph, but often not. I liken it to a cracked china plate; when you hold the crack together… Read more »

Traveling with Sugarless Gum

This summer while you are on vacation or traveling make sure to bring with you a pack of sugarless gum. Often during vacation or traveling, you might not have time to brush your teeth. Although it does not replace brushing, chewing sugarless gum can help you keep your mouth clean on vacation. Our dentist, Mark… Read more »

Caring for Your Oral Health With Mouthwash

Have you ever thought about the risks of mouthwash and what you can do to keep your teeth and gums in good shape? Mouthwash is a product that is typically used as a supplemental cleaning tool to rinse away debris and bacteria in your mouth. If mouthwash is not used correctly, it can lead to… Read more »

Dentistry Improvements: Teenage Dentistry

Are you familiar with teenage dentistry and the risks that come with it? If you routinely find your smile at risk for dental damage, you may want to seek out various treatment options to help keep your smile safe. This is especially true during your teen years when your teeth are often at their most… Read more »

Your Smile and Dental Bonding

Are you in need of a tooth restoration treatment in the form of a dental bonding? If you’re looking for an effective tooth restoration treatment to repair any damage to the surface of a tooth, dental bonding treatments are highly effective options. Because dental bonding has several different benefits they can provide, it is important… Read more »