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 »

DIY Whitening Methods vs Professional Whitening

Are you interested in understanding the pros and cons of professional teeth whitening treatments and DIY teeth whitening methods? The great news is that there is a method out there that is best for everyone. Each method has its drawbacks and its benefits. It would appear, that for those on a budget, the DIY methods… Read more »

How to Deal With a Knocked-Out Tooth

If you have an accident that forces a tooth to fall completely out of its socket, our dentist may be able to restore it to its rightful place. Before you arrive at our office, you may want to consider the suggestions below, as they can help us put the tooth back into place. – Be… Read more »

Stop Smoking – It Causes Oral Cancer

At this point, everyone in the world knows that smoking is incredibly bad for your health. Not only does it kill your lungs and shorten your lifespan – it drastically increases your risk for cancer. Smoking does more than that, though. One of the aspects of smoking that’s often overlooked is the role it plays… Read more »

Wisdom Teeth Often Need to Be Removed

The average person has four vestigial third molars develop in the gums at the back of their mouth. These so-called wisdom teeth often attempt to emerge at some point in the late adolescent years, which can lead to discomfort as well as other dental health complications.   If your son or daughter has started to… Read more »

A Dental Bridge Can Often Replace a Tooth Lost to a Severe Cavity

Brushing your teeth twice each day and remembering to floss at least once is important for preventing gum disease and tooth decay problems. You should also have a dentist like Dr. Rafael A. Perez or Dr. Sarah Fritzsch perform a dental exam and cleaning every six months. If you struggle with dental phobia and your… Read more »

Protect Your Smile Following Valentine’s Day

After Valentine’s Day, there are many opportunities to enjoy on-sale chocolate and candy, which can put your teeth at risk. Our dentists can provide effective dental care tips to protect your teeth from Valentine’s Day candy sales: – Know how candy affects your smile: Certain candies can put your teeth at an increased risk of… Read more »

Have You Been Misled by Root Canal Myths?

Signs of an infected tooth, such as a bad toothache or swollen gums, may require root canal treatment. This restorative procedure is highly misunderstood and is avoided by many patients. We provide the truth behind many common root canal myths to help patients understand the important of this treatment. Root canal treatment has gained a… Read more »