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 »

Unhealthy Treats for Your Teeth

There are many tasty treats that can be dangerous to your teeth and oral health. In fact, did you know some treats are so high in acidity levels they are almost the same as a car battery acid levels? Yes, it’s true! Understanding the foods dangerous to your teeth and... Read more »

Do You Need Mouthwash?

If you want the best oral health possible, you should be willing to use all of the different tools at your disposal. You have quite a few different tools available to help you accomplish that goal. But do you use all available resources? One of the best ways to accomplish... Read more »

Teeth Suffering From Enamel Erosion Are at Increased Risk for Dental Fractures

Healthy tooth enamel is intended to be hard enough to handle biting and chewing most common foods. However, individuals who frequently consume acidic beverages each day or struggle to maintain consistent oral hygiene habits can start to experience problems with tooth enamel erosion. If it goes untreated the compromised teeth... Read more »

A Dental Checkup Will Detect Developing Oral Health Problems

Maintaining a healthy mouth is essential for maintaining your quality of life. To address this important fact the American Dental Association recommends that you have a routine dental checkup performed twice each year by a dentist like Dr. Samy Samaan. The outpatient appointment starts with a dental hygienist administering a... Read more »

Restoring a Knocked Out Tooth with a Dental Bridge

The American Association of Endodontists notes that automotive accidents and sports injuries are two of the more common causes of significant dental trauma. In some of these instances, the damage to a single tooth is so severe, that endodontic therapy cannot viably treat it. Patients with a tooth in this... Read more »

Bruxism Problems Might Be Prevented by Using a Dental Guard

Long term issues with stress and potential undiagnosed allergies can cause some individuals to clench their jaw and grind their teeth while sleeping. This chronic condition which is also known as bruxism might seem mundane and mildly inconvenient at first. Yet when it goes unaddressed it can lead to significant... Read more »