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 »

Helping Your Child to Stop Sucking Their Thumb

Thumb sucking can be a normal part of childhood. Most kids grow out of the habit by age four, or when their permanent teeth start to come in. If your child continues to suck their thumb, there are things you can do to help them kick the habit. Thumb sucking... Read more »

Protect Your Smile From Bruxism by Recognizing the Causes

Tooth grinding is more common than many patients realize because it typically occurs during sleep. In fact, you may only notice a tooth grinding habit if a spouse or partner mentions it or you see your teeth becoming worn down. By understanding the common causes of teeth grinding, also called... Read more »

Do You Know How to Brush With Braces?

Are you thinking of getting, or did you recently get, braces? Doing so may slightly change how you care for your smile. You will still need to brush your teeth, perhaps with more frequency, but the way in which you brush could differ. We would like to provide a brief... Read more »

Food and Beverage Rules for When You Have Braces

Are you straightening your teeth with braces? If so, you need to take proper care of the appliance as well as your smile. Doing this can help you have a more successful and convenient orthodontic journey. One way to care for your teeth, gums and braces is to follow the... Read more »

Some Tips to Help You Overcome Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is quite inconvenient, especially because it can make eating and drinking hot and cold foods and drinks very painful. It can even make breathing cold air uncomfortable! If you’re like many people, you’re looking for ways to soothe your tooth sensitivity. Our dentist, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez Flores, is... Read more »

Dental Fractures Can Be Treated in Different Ways

While your teeth are very strong, there are many things that can chip or fracture your tooth enamel. Chips could come from an accidental blow to the mouth, or something as seemingly mundane as grinding your teeth at night. Individuals who have a bad habit of crunching on ice or... Read more »

Dental Sealant Can Aid in Cavity Prevention

The permanent premolars and molars in the back of your child’s mouth have deep textures in the tooth enamel on the chewing surfaces. This helps the teeth perform their basic function of chewing and grinding food in small pieces to make it easier to digest.   If a routine dental... Read more »