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 »

Why Wisdom Teeth Removal is Often Necessary

Wisdom teeth are the last molars on each side of the jaw. They are found on both the top and bottom jaws, so there are almost always four present. They are also the last teeth to emerge, and this happens, on average, from ages 16 – 20. Because wisdom teeth... Read more »

A Fractured Tooth Might Need First Aid While Seeking Emergency Treatment

Athletic injuries and household accidents that impact the mouth can sometimes cause significant damage to soft tissues and teeth. When a tooth is badly fractured it can cause significant discomfort and requires emergency treatment In these moments you might need to apply some basic first-aid to the fractured tooth while... Read more »

The Tips You Need to Have a Healthy Smile This Summer

If you want a strong and healthy smile this summer, our dentists, Dr. Stephanie S. Karlin and Justin S. Petracek, don’t blame you! No one wants to worry about dental problems and even dental injuries while they’re at the pool, traveling and doing other fun summer activities. To help you... Read more »

Oral Health Quiz: If You Are Suffering from Diabetes

Did you know that diabetes often plays a role in your oral health? Due to your body's inability to process sugar properly when you are suffering from diabetes, several oral health risks can arise. However, to better protect your smile, it's a good idea to speak with your dentist so... Read more »

Gum Disease Starts with Inconsistent Oral Hygiene Habits

The periodontal inflammation of gingivitis often causes gums to bleed easily, look inflamed and can contribute to chronic bad breath. Fortunately, this early stage of gum disease can often be prevented by practicing good oral hygiene habits on a consistent basis. Brushing your teeth twice each day and making sure... Read more »

If You Have a Chipped Tooth, You May Need a Dental Crown

Your tooth enamel is a layer of densely packed microscopic crystals that provide your teeth with the strength to bite and chew and withstand dental problems. Regardless of the immense durability of tooth enamel, unfortunate circumstances such as chewing pencils, grinding your teeth or being struck in the face can... Read more »

The Basic Process of Endodontic Treatment

Other common names for endodontic treatment are root canal therapy and just root canals. This restorative dental procedure can eliminate infection in a tooth root to treat symptoms of an infected tooth, such as extensive tooth decay, the loss of dental filling and ongoing pain around a tooth or the... Read more »

How Eating Carrots Can Improve Your Oral Health

Carrots are awesome for making snowmen and treating horses, but are they alright for your teeth? As it turns out, yes! Carrots can be awesome for teeth. Here’s a bit of data we’ve assembled for you on why carrots may be able to strengthen your dental health. If you have... Read more »

How Do I Know If I Have Gum Disease?

Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum tissue that can range from mild (gingivitis) to severe (periodontitis). Gingivitis is the early stage of the disease, it is easily treatable and usually reversible. At this stage, the gums tend to turn red, become swollen, and bleed easily, but there is... Read more »