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 »

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 »

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 »

Enhancing Your Smile with a Composite Filling

A cavity is never a good thing. A cavity can be unsightly and painful, and if left untreated could cost you your tooth. But you can make the most of a bad situation with a composite filling from our dentist in Medford, Oregon, Dr. . A composite filling is made of a combination of powdered… Read more »

What’s in Your Dental First Aid Kit?

You probably have a first aid kit in your home and car (or at least you should). Most workplaces have a first aid kit somewhere within easy reach. Most first aid kits contain things like bandages, gauze, aspirin and antiseptic, for cuts bruises and headaches. But from time to time, you may encounter a dental… Read more »

Strong Tooth Enamel Is an Essential Component for Maintaining Healthy Teeth

Each of your teeth is clad in a layer of durable tooth enamel which gives you the ability to bite and break down the foods you eat. The tooth enamel layer also protects the sensitive dentin and pulp layers within each of your teeth. If you sometimes struggle to maintain a consistent daily oral hygiene… Read more »

Tips for Having a Strong and Healthy Smile This Spring

As spring arrives and the weather gets warmer, you’re likely deep cleaning the house and getting ready for some fun outdoor activities in the coming months. As you do these things, our dentist in , , Dr. , encourages you to also work towards a strong and healthy spring smile. To do so, recommends that… Read more »

Distressed Dental Fillings Can Cause Significant Sensitivity Problems

Minor cavities can cause significant discomfort and sensitivity. With timely detection, our , dentist, Dr. , can often treat minor areas of tooth decay by applying a dental filling. If you struggle to maintain good oral hygiene habits or you have a bad habit of skipping your dental checkups, the tooth enamel surrounding a dental filling… Read more »

Chewing Sugarless Gum & Its Advantages

Do you enjoy chewing the occasional, or frequent, piece of gum? It may come as a surprise to you that certain varieties of gum are actually good for your smile. That’s right! Sugar-free gum can benefit your smile in several ways. Our dentist and team are happy to educate you on the advantages of sugarless… Read more »