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,... 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... 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... 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 might also take into account... Read more »

See What You Know About Bleeding Gums by Taking This Test

Bleeding gums is a common dental problem many people ignore. If you have bleeding gums, you should not ignore them. In order to properly care for and treat your gums, you need to know what to do. So, our dentist, Dr. Clayton M. Hansen, encourages you to take the following test on bleeding gums. We… Read more »

Toothbrush Trivia Facts

How frequently do you use your toothbrush? Hopefully it’s at least two times a day. You may have looked at it so many times, though, that you hardly even think about it anymore. They might just be an object that you’ve seen every day, probably since you can remember. You may even think you know… Read more »

Teeth Healthy Foods

If you grew up hearing that you shouldn’t eat too many sweet treats or your teeth could rot, you probably know that there are some foods that are bad for your teeth. But today, we would like to shift the focus by teaching you that some foods are good for your dental health. Foods to… Read more »

Amalgam and Composite Dental Fillings and Their Uses

Are you curious about the uses of dental fillings and why they might be recommended for your smile? At , we offer amalgam and composite dental restorations as a highly common treatment option for tooth damage and cavities. The benefits you can enjoy depend on the different types of dental fillings that you may receive…. Read more »

How to Eat When You Have Painful Canker Sores

If you are experiencing problems when you chew, it can be because of having lost teeth, gum disease or cavities. If this is the case, you will want to see your dentist at to determine the cause and recommended treatment. Until you can be seen, however, it is a good idea to stick with soft… Read more »

What Happens With A Root Canal?

Are you nervous about a root canal? You need not worry. A root canal is used to help you when the pulp of your teeth become infected so you can save your teeth without having to take them out. The purpose of a root canal is to remove decay and infection inside a tooth. If… Read more »