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... 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... 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 »

The Crowning Event

The crowning event of any tooth’s life is the moment when it realizes it’s made it with you to the grave without ever getting a cavity, breaking, or otherwise failing you. Macabre humor aside, that’s a pretty true statement. If your teeth make it to the grave with you, they... Read more »

A Minor Cavity Might Be Treated by a Dental Filling

Your routine dental checkups include a professional oral exam to detect gum disease and cavities. It also includes a basic screening for early signs of oral and pharyngeal cancer. If you have noticed anything abnormal in your mouth, you should let our dentist know. If Dr. Joey de Graffenried finds... Read more »

Dentistry FAQs: Risk Factors for Gum Disease

Are you familiar with the risk factors for gum disease? Gum disease, also commonly referred to as periodontal disease, is a serious gum tissue infection in which you are suffering damage to the gum tissues within your mouth. By being aware of the risk factors for gum disease, you can... Read more »

Restorative Dentistry Facts

Restorative dentistry is a branch of dentistry that helps patients of all ages reach the top-notch oral health they deserve. This branch of dentistry is meant to diagnose and treat diseases of the teeth and their supporting structures as well as rehab the smile to improve its overall health and... Read more »

Filling Options

The development of a cavity in one of your teeth can be treated with different oral health care options, though dental fillings are the most common because they offer a variety and styles to meet your dental care needs with customized care. For example, you can receive fillings that appear... Read more »

Do You Want Dental Veneers for a Beautiful Smile?

Are you interested in reviewing your options to improve the appearance of your smile? We invite you to consider receiving dental veneers, which are already used by lot of patients, including celebrities. We can help you determine if dental veneers are an effective way to enhance the look of your... Read more »