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 »

Are Your Medications Affecting Your Oral Health?

When you hear the word “dentist” you may just think of teeth. And yes, dentists do deal with teeth. But a dentist is also a doctor, and has studied the human body extensively and understands that your oral health is connected to your overall health. Because of that connection, your dentist should have the name… Read more »

Dark Beverages Can Gradually Leave You With Stained Teeth

As the years go by the white gleam of your tooth enamel can start to dull, which can be linked to the natural aging process as well as other lifestyle factors. Things like occasional tobacco use and frequently consuming dark beverages can significantly contribute to stained teeth. When you consume coffee, cola or other dark… Read more »

Proper Oral Hygiene Can Help Keep Your Breath Fresh

If you are looking for a crash course of oral hygiene basics, then this blog can help you! Oral hygiene is often dismissed or taken for granted until painful toothaches and cavities cause trouble. That is why keeping your oral hygiene active is vital for taking care of your teeth. Our dentist, Dr. Greg Cook… Read more »

A Dentist Needs to Examine a Tooth with a Missing Dental Filling

A dental filling is often used to treat a minor cavity in a tooth. These fillings are commonly used for small cavities, chipped teeth or a newly developed area of lost enamel. Some are made from metal amalgam, gold. Some may be made from a composite resin. If you don’t consistently brush your teeth every… Read more »

Choose the Toothpaste That Your Smile Needs

Your tube of toothpaste is running low, which means that it’s time to restock. There are so many types of toothpaste and you may not know which is best for your smile. Dr. Greg Cook and our team are happy to offer tips on choosing a toothpaste. Fluoride Toothpaste Fluoride is a mineral that helps… Read more »

A Dental Implant Supported Bridge Can Replicate Multiple Missing Teeth

When multiple teeth are lost in one area of your mouth it can significantly limit your ability to chew and process food before swallowing safely. If the affected area is in the front of your mouth it can leave you with an embarrassing smile and compromised clarity of speech. If you would like a more… Read more »

A Dental Exam Can Help Determine the Cause of Your Tooth Sensitivity

Every year millions of Americans experience chronic discomfort when consuming hot, cold, sweet, or acidic substances. It’s important to note that persistent tooth sensitivity is often a sign of a dental health condition that has gone undiagnosed or untreated. In a situation like this, you should consider scheduling a routine dental exam with an experienced… Read more »

Beyond Brushing: More Ways to Take Care of Your Teeth

We all know that we are supposed to brush our teeth twice a day and floss our teeth once every day. What else can you do to take care of your teeth and gums? Here a couple things to know as you keep your smile healthy and strong. Eat Well–Eating well directly affects both your… Read more »