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 »

The Negative Effects Of Mouth-Breathing

  WE ALL KNOW WHAT it’s like to have a cold, with a nose so stuffy that you can’t breathe through it. At times like that, we breathe through our mouths instead, and that’s pretty much how it should work. Mouth-breathing is an emergency backup, not the default. There are many negative effects of mouth-breathing full-time,… 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 »

Finding Your Best Smile With Sleep Apnea Detection and Treatments

Do you know the risks associated with sleep apnea and how to spot them before further damage can occur? Sleep apnea is a condition in which irregular breathing patterns occur while you sleep. Oftentimes, sleep apnea is accompanied by snoring, although just because you snore does not mean you have sleep apnea. Common types of… Read more »

Your Teeth Can Stain From Many Foods and Drinks

The shade and color of your teeth can make a lasting impression when you meet someone or smile. That is why people are taking their teeth more seriously now than ever before. In fact, it is known that your smile stays a lot about you, making it often the first thing people notice when they… Read more »

Child Dental Care: The Oral Health Concerns to Watch Out For

If you want your baby to have the strong, healthy and top-notch smile they deserve, then you need to help them prevent dental problems. You can do so by making smile care a top priority! Unfortunately, there are many dental issues that can threaten your baby’s smile. Our dentists, Dr. Richard Timm and Dr. Kevin… Read more »

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Erosion

When the time comes to assess your oral health and take the necessary steps to improve the condition of your teeth and gums, you’ll need to understand the effect that plaque can have on your mouth. To limit the effects of plaque and other debris, you’ll need to keep your mouth clean. This is because… Read more »

Quick Tips for a Better Smile

You deserve a top-notch smile and oral health, which is why your dentist, Dr. , strongly encourages you to clean and care for your teeth and gums regularly. This means you need to keep up on oral hygiene and attend your dental checkups every six months. There are also little things you can do throughout… Read more »