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 »

Inlays and Onlays Stand Between Fillings and Crowns

Many people have no understanding of inlays or onlays. The short answer is, they are both an intermediate treatment for advanced tooth decay. Normally, when you get a cavity, you will need a filling. With a typical filling, the dentist will drill through the tooth and remove the decay, and... Read more »

The Fundamentals of Enamel Erosion

Do you know the fundamentals of enamel erosion? If not, that’s OK! Your tooth enamel is the white substance that creates your teeth. When it becomes eroded, cavities can arise, and your oral health can rapidly decline. There are many things important to know about your enamel, which is why... Read more »

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Routine Teeth Cleanings

When it comes to having a healthy smile, most people know that they need to practice effective dental hygiene, including daily habits of brushing and flossing, to reduce the chances of tooth decay. Oral health also depends on regular visits with the dentist to receive necessary preventive care such as... Read more »

Oral Health: Dry Mouth

For your smile to function correctly, you need enough saliva in your mouth to keep it healthy. It is a good idea to know the conditions that create dry mouth, and what you can do. There is a rare autoimmune condition known as Sjogren's Syndrome, which actually causes your body... Read more »

How to Fight Oral Disease

Oral disease is can completely destroy the oral health and smile. This is why your dentists encourage you to prevent oral disease as much as possible. Some of those diseases include dental cavities, gum disease, oral cancer and more. Some of these diseases can even threaten your life. So, to... Read more »

An Amalgam Dental Fillings Is Made From a Special Blend of Dental Metals

Remembering to brush your teeth every morning and night as well as flossing at least once per day is essential for maintaining a healthy mouth. This is in conjunction with your routine dental checkups at Adaptive Dental Associates. Combined these measures will reduce your chances of suffering an oral health... Read more »