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 »

Addressing an Abscess

An abscess is an infection in your tooth caused by bacteria. The infection may start out as minor pain or discomfort, but as it the infection gets worse and develops into an abscess, you can experience a fever, swelling, pain, and a bad taste and smell if the abscess starts... Read more »

What Can Bleeding Gums Mean?

When you spit in the sink after brushing your teeth, do you see some slight redness in your mouth or mixed with the toothpaste? Do you have gums that bleed often while you floss? It’s important to be aware of bleeding gums because this is often a symptom of gum... Read more »

If a Dental Crown Falls Out, You Need to Seek Timely Treatment

A dentist will often use a dental crown to treat a significantly compromised tooth. The treatment can address a cosmetic imperfection, a large cavity or a large dental fracture that compromises the structural integrity of a tooth. Sometimes a dental crown is the final stage of a root canal treatment... Read more »

Maintaining a Healthy Mouth Encompasses Several Important Factors

Your mouth undergoes a significant number of changes from childhood throughout your adult life. Preventing problems with tooth decay, periodontal disease and other oral health problems will go a long way toward preserving your overall quality of life. A consistent oral hygiene routine forms a firm foundation for a healthy... Read more »

Are You a Swimmer? Avoid These Behaviors for a Healthy Smile

Swimming is a great sport that is full of technique, dedication and hard work. As you’re practicing and competing this season, it’s important to take good care of your smile. This is recommended because there are certain swim behaviors that can harm the teeth and smile. Our dentists, Dr. Engelhardt,... Read more »

Common Causes of Halitosis

Bad breath, which is medically known as halitosis, can be very embarrassing and be a downer on social outings. You may try to cover bad breath with mints, gum or mouthwash, but these are only temporary solutions. Address the cause of the problem with the help of Drs. Engelhardt, Slootmaker... Read more »

Why Should I Brush My Teeth?

You know you’re supposed to brush and floss and watch what you eat, but have you ever wondered why? Here are some things you can do to prevent cavities, and why they help. Brush and Floss: Floss and brush your teeth every day! We have heard this counsel since we... Read more »