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 »

Keeping a Healthy Smile Even When You are Sick

Getting a cold during the summer is no fun. When everyone else is hot, you’re cold. When the rest of the world wants to go out and have fun in the sun, you want to stay on the couch or in bed. You need to get plenty of rest when you are sick, but one… Read more »

Oral Health Assessments: Cavity Prevention

Establishing an effective cavity prevention plan is important to make sure that your teeth and gums will remain strong for the remainder of your life. Although oral accidents and injuries can occur and destroy your smile in a matter of seconds, oftentimes, individuals have their teeth worn down over a long period of time. If… Read more »

Mouthwash Benefits

Mouthwash can do wonderful things for your oral health. If you apply mouthwash into your daily life, you could be helping your teeth and gums stay healthy and strong for a lifetime. Many people underestimate the value of mouthwash, which is why our dentists, Dr. Matthew Jelinek and Dr. Eduardo Silva in , , is… Read more »

Typical Causes of Having Bad Breath

Are you familiar with the typical causes of bad breath? Most people are familiar with some foods like garlic and onions that cause bad breath. However, persistent bad breath that seems stubborn could be a sign that should not be ignored. To help you understand more about bad breath, Drs. Jelinek, Silva and Yang with… Read more »

Don’t Let Tobacco Stains Stop Your From Receiving Dental Veneers

Smoking or chewing tobacco can cause your teeth to develop deep stains that saturate the tooth enamel quickly. Over time, these unsightly stains can dampen your social life and cause you to feel embarrassed about your smile. The best way to cease tooth staining is to quit tobacco, but this is a difficult task for… Read more »

Avoid Periodontitis, the Most Dangerous Form of Gum Disease

Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is a serious oral health problem that affects many American adults. Its primary cause is hardened tartar at the gumline. You may be at a higher risk of developing gum disease if you indulge in activities such as tobacco and alcohol use or have developed medical conditions such as… Read more »