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 »

Do You Know How to Clean Your Mouth Guard?

Do you use mouth guards when participating in certain activities? Do you take proper care of them or does your mouth guard get thrown into your bag with your workout clothes after you’re done? If so, you might be allowing yeast, bacteria or fungi to form on your guard. Cleaning... Read more »

Content Smiles: Pregnancy and Dental Health

If your dentist has found signs of dental damage, it could be linked to daily lifestyle activities or potential risks that have arisen in your life. One attribute might be pregnancy. Oftentimes, when an individual is pregnant, they are unaware of the effects that it could possibly have on their smile.... Read more »

Tips to Help Your Child Look Forward to Dental Visits

Many parents experience lots of stress over their child’s first dental visit because they are concerned about coaching their child on what to expect or struggle with dental anxiety of their own. We can help you create a positive dental experience for your child to help them anticipate dental care... Read more »