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... 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... 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... 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 »

Regular Oral Hygiene: Gum Disease’s Worst Enemy

It is no mystery that regular oral hygiene is essential to having a healthy smile, but did you know that your risk for developing gum disease is significantly lowered if you brush and floss regularly? It’s true! Periodontal disease, or the infection of the tissue surrounding your teeth, is principally... Read more »

The Reasons Why Your Gums Have Pulled Away From Your Teeth

If your gums have pulled away from the base of your teeth, making your teeth look longer, exposing your roots and causing tooth sensitivity, then you’re a victim of gum recession. This can negatively affect the health, strength and beauty of your smile. Unfortunately, there are many causes of gum... Read more »

How to Have a Top-Notch Smile This Spring

You deserve to have a strong and healthy smile this spring. Having a top-notch smile can help you enjoy the warm weather and outdoor activities without having to worry about your teeth and gums. Our dentists, Dr. Deborah Backiel and Dr. Dennis Sharkey, are happy to help you achieve the... Read more »

Things Not to Do With Your Invisalign® Aligners

Look at how clear your Invisalign® aligners are on your teeth. They truly are invisible. Nobody is going to notice that you are straightening your teeth until they come off and the job is done! Aren't you glad that you don't live "in the olden days" when the only option... Read more »

Various Issues Associated With Dental Veneers

Are you familiar with dental veneers? Dental veneers are tooth restoration treatment systems designed to improve the look of teeth by applying wafer-thin shells. The shells are bonded directly to the front of teeth to improve their look and to provide an extra layer of protection. Dental veneers not only... Read more »