The Difference Between Full and Partial Dentures

Do you know the important differences between full and partial dentures? Our team is happy to review both versions for optimal tooth replacement to help you better understand how they can restore your smile. Below we will review the main types of dentures, which are full and partial dentures, and the benefits they have to... Read more »

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 »

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 »

Dentures and Bad Breath

If cared for improperly, dentures can be a strong contributor to bad breath. However, with proper daily care, your dentures can remain fresh and clean, which can help your breath smell better. Our dentist, Dr. Doris Madrigal, wants you to have a healthy mouth and fresh breath even if you have dentures. That’s why our… Read more »

Can Thumbsucking Become a Hazard?

Does your child suck on their thumb? Does this habit cause you concern? Thumbsucking is a common and normal act for young children, but it can also become a hazard. We offer insight into why thumbsucking can be harmful and how you can help your child break the habit. During a child’s first years, they… Read more »

A Dental Bridge May Be Needed After a Tooth Abscess

You could have a constant bacterial presence affecting your oral health if you have developed a cavity that has not been treated. This may lead to tooth abscess that causes symptoms such as deep gum pressure and a severe toothache. If an abscessed tooth is affecting your smile and needs to be removed, we can… Read more »

Oral Health Wonders: Protecting Your Smile During Cold and Flu Season

It is important to remember to have oral health care support at all times of your life. From the time you’re young until the time you are laid to rest, you will need to continue caring for your teeth and gums. Although your teeth will wear down over time, thanks to proper cleaning techniques and… Read more »

A Dental Cyst Can Be Benign

When distressed by something like an emerging or compromised tooth, periodontal tissues can respond in various ways. This can sometimes cause a trapped pocket of fluid to build up in the nearby gum tissues. More commonly known as a dental cyst, it can cause swelling at the gumline, irritation near a tooth or a noticeable… Read more »