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 »

The Dangers of Dry Socket

Whenever possible, you should try to keep all of your natural teeth. However, if your tooth is severely damaged or decayed, it may be impossible to save it, or it may pose a hazard to your mouth or your other teeth. If an extraction becomes necessary, our dentist, Dr. Joel R. Bingham will numb your… Read more »

Flossing Tools Come in Many Ways

If you struggle choosing a dental flossing tool, then our dental team has interesting news for you and your family! When you go to select a dental device, it can be hard to know which type of floss is suitable for your family. That is why our dental team is happy to help you with… Read more »

Creating Content Smiles With Tooth Restorations

Not only can dental restorations be used to drastically improve your oral health, but they can also even be used to improve the visual aspects of a damaged tooth and how it functions properly in your mouth. If you have suffered any kind of dental damage or have an underlying condition that can slowly wear… Read more »

Why Dental Bridges Are an Option for Restorative Dentistry

If you have developed tooth decay in your smile or need to choose a method of restorative dentistry to repair your smile and its appearance, then we encourage you to consider receiving a dental bridge. We are pleased to offer further information on dental bridges and how they can meet your smile needs to improve… Read more »

Facts You Should Know About Healthy Teeth

You deserve to have strong and healthy teeth. However, that goal might be difficult to achieve if you’re not sure what consists of healthy teeth. So, our dentist, Dr. Joel R. Bingham, is happy to share some facts with you that can help you achieve the healthy teeth you need. Those facts are: -Brushing can… Read more »

Plaque Can Cause Cavities

Maintaining strong teeth is essential for a healthy mouth. If you don’t brush your teeth each morning and night or you don’t floss at least once each day, food debris, plaque and bacteria can start to accumulate in your mouth. This condition will create acids that will damage your tooth enamel. This can cause cavities… Read more »