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 »

Do You Need Orthognathic Surgery to Relieve TMJ Pain?

If you find yourself experiencing TMJ symptoms that are mild and infrequent, they may go away on their own. This sometimes can take weeks or months depending on what you do to help your jaw find relief. Of course, this is a good time to alleviate symptoms by temporarily sticking... 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 »

The Process of a Root Canal and Other Treatments

When we perform a root canal, you will have had an X-ray to see the shape of the root canals, and we check for infection in the nearby bone. You will receive a local anesthetic and a dam will be placed in the area surrounding the tooth to keep it... 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 »

Great Dental Care Equals a Great Smile

By now you may have already seen the value of daily oral hygiene when it comes to maintaining a healthy mouth with strong teeth and gums. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush combined with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing in between the teeth and... Read more »

The Nature of Fluoride

A significant amount of research on fluoride has found that adding proper amounts to your oral hygiene routine can improve your tooth enamel. Fluoride is found naturally in certain resources such as water sources or added to dental products. If you don’t have access to fluoridated tap water, you may... Read more »

Tooth Enamel Attrition Might Be Treated by a Dental Filling

As you age the structure of your mouth and the alignment of your teeth can start to gradually change. This can also be related to a missing tooth that was not restored in a reasonable amount of time. In time the minor changes in the alignment of your bite pattern... Read more »

A Dental Bridge Might Be Affected by Poor Oral Hygiene Practices

A dental bridge is sometimes used by a dentist like Dr. Tom Supakorndej to replace a tooth lost to a severe oral trauma or an untreated case of tooth decay. This single piece of dental work consists of a replicate tooth anchored to a pair of dental crowns. While it... Read more »