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 »

Do You Really Want to Pierce Your Tongue?

Piercing your tongue may seem like a good idea at first. You might think that piercing your tongue will make you stand out in a crowd and perhaps add something special to your appearance. While that may be true, there are actually hazards associated with tongue-piercing. Before you go ahead... Read more »

Relaxing During Your Dental Visit

If you experience anxiety in the dental chair, you aren’t alone. For a variety of reasons, many people feel nervous when they come in for dental treatment, and one of the sedation dentistry options we are pleased to offer our patients is nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide is a very common... Read more »

Replacing Your Toothbrush

A mouth can be healthiest when it is brushed twice a day with the right toothbrush. If your toothbrush is too old or stored in the wrong way, instead of helping your oral health, you might be doing harm. Our dentists, Dr. Garcia and Dr. Gortari, want you to have... Read more »

Should You Schedule an Oral Cancer Screening?

When was the last time you had an oral cancer screening? Every year, thousands of patients are diagnosed with oral cancer in the United States. However, we are happy to announce that treating oral cancer can be much simpler when it is detected early. Dr. Garcia and Dr. Gortari provide... Read more »

How Soda Kills Teeth

Sure, the headline is a bit macabre, but it’s sadly true. One of the most popular drinks in the world is incredibly bad for your teeth. Even though soda is a tasty treat for many people, too much of it can damage or even kill your teeth. Understanding how soda... Read more »