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, catching problems in their early... 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 tooth’s chewing action. Over 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 living cells it can't grow... 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 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 your family history. We will look... read more »

Stick with Water if You Want Healthy Teeth

If you are feeling thirsty, or if you just want to relax and cool off this summer, there are a number of drinks you might reach for when you want to refresh yourself. Sports drinks are good when you have been exerting yourself, such as when you are exercising, doing hard work or playing sports. But you should save sports... read more »

Keeping Your Dentures in Tip-Top Shape

Dentures are not your natural teeth, but you still need to take care of them in order for them to serve you well and to last for as long as possible. When you first get your dentures, our dentists, Peter Cha and Danny H. Dinh will talk with you about taking proper care of them. Like natural teeth, dentures need... read more »

Signs Your Child May Need Braces

Your child’s mouth with undergo changes in the shape and structure as it develops, gradually expanding throughout the teenage years. Over time, their baby teeth will also be replaced by adult teeth that are meant to last for the rest of their life. Due to developing oral structure, it’s important to monitor your child’s smile for signs of needing braces.... read more »

Sedation Dentistry Options to Help You Relax in the Dental Chair

Do you often feel a deep anxiety when it’s time to sit in the dental chair for a dental checkup or other procedure? Many people struggle with dental anxiety and find that visiting the dentist is very difficult. We are happy to recommend sedation dentistry if we feel it will help you relax during your visits and make dental treatment... read more »

8 Reasons You Should See Your Dentist

Achieving and maintaining optimal oral health includes seeing your dentist regularly. Not only do these checkups help keep dental issues from arising--tooth decay, gum disease, etc.--but they also allow treatment to be administered while they are least invasive and least costly to resolve. Additionally, there are times when you may need to be seen in between dental cleanings and exams.... read more »