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 Your Teeth White

If you decide to whiten your teeth, talk to our dentists, Dr. Cynthia Becker or Dr. Cynthia Pistoia with a treatment at our office, you can safely and effectively whiten your teeth. But whitening your teeth is only half the battle. You still have to keep them that way! If you smoke or use tobacco,… Read more »

Caring for Your Dental Bridge

If you are missing one or more teeth, it’s in your best interest to have them replaced. Without a full set of teeth, you can’t eat or speak as effectively as you otherwise could. The empty spaces in your mouth can allow your other teeth to drift out of alignment and can accumulate food debris… Read more »

How to Fix Bad Breath

We all wake up with morning breath, even if you brushed – and flossed! – the night before. It’s a common problem, but some of us seem to have bad breath that doesn’t really go away. Or if it does, it returns a lot quicker than we’d like. Bad breath can be a damper on… Read more »

Learning More About Tooth Replacements

It goes without saying that an incomplete smile is an unhealthy smile. Even if you’re only missing a single tooth, you can suffer from a severe downturn in the visual appearance of your smile. Beyond that, missing teeth can cause several health risks as well, including the buildup of bacteria, tooth slippage and gum destabilization…. Read more »

What Happens During a Routine Dental Appointment?

We are so pleased that you have chosen us as your dental professionals! Dr. Becker, Dr. Pistoia and our team recommend that you come in for a routine dental appointment at least every six months. These preventive dental appointments can help us to help you keep your smile healthy and bright. Dental Cleaning At the… Read more »

Oral Cancer Symptoms to Watch For

A cancer of the lips, inside of the mouth, back of the throat, tonsils or salivary glands, oral cancer occurs more frequently in men than women. Early detection of this cancer is imperative, as it is much easier to treat at this stage. There are many warning signs of oral cancer. You may not be… Read more »

Blaze a New Path to Oral Health Success with Water Flossers

If you wish to ever forgo the use of dental floss and use a product that can clean between your teeth without the use of thread, consider a highly effective interdental such as water flosser. Water flossers are designed to use beams of water to rinse out plaque and debris that may be present between… Read more »