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 »

Superior Oral Health: Tooth Hazard Detection

Are you aware of common to hazards in your life that could be putting your smile on an increased risk of dental damage? Did you know that activities in your day-to-day lifestyle or products that you use or consume can be slowly wearing down your tooth enamel or potentially leaving... Read more »

Your Dentist Needs to Examine and Treat a Chipped Tooth

Unnatural applied by bad oral habits like nibbling on foreign objects or using your teeth as tools can sometimes chip or potentially fracture a tooth’s enamel layer. A similar problem could be caused by chronic night grinding or failing to use a protective mouthguard during vigorous sports. When a tooth... Read more »

Never Neglect Your Smile

Are you neglecting your smile? When was your last visit to your dentist for an oral health exam and dental checkup? If it has been longer than six months, then you may very well be neglecting your oral health. Taking care of your teeth is more than just brushing and flossing.... Read more »

Tooth Facts

Your teeth are strong, reliable bones in the mouth that are very important for your oral health and smile. They can help you do many things each day, especially eat, talk and smile. To help you know all about teeth so you can keep them in tip-top shape, our dentist,... Read more »

Basic Care Will Be Needed to Maintain a Professionally Whitened Smile

Some oral care product manufacturers offer tooth whitening products at the retail level. Most of these items use some form of hydrogen peroxide as their primary whitening agent. Unfortunately, they typically lack the ability to more than improve minor dental stains that affect the surfaces of your teeth. This general... Read more »

Oral Health Viewpoint: Mouthwash

To help with your oral health care, it is important to always use highly effective tools to clean all areas of your teeth and gums and clean between teeth. However, brushing and flossing may not always be ideal. In situations where you have just finished eating, your teeth will need... Read more »

How Can I Keep My Smile in Tip-Top Shape During Baseball Season?

If you’re interested in having a strong and healthy smile this baseball season, then our dentist, Dr. Michele S Tratos, is more than happy to help you. There are things you can do to care for and protect your teeth and gums while you swing the bat, catch the ball... Read more »