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 »

Oral Health Care Repertoire: Dental Bridges

Rather than letting your smile run its course if you should ever lose any it is important to seek out reliable replacements as soon as possible. A failure to replace a missing tooth can lead to further oral health problems and can impair the look and function of your overall... Read more »

How Being Pregnant Can Influence Your Smile

If you are pregnant, it’s important that you notify Dr. Chong and our team so that we can customize your dental care. Pregnancy is an incredible experience, but it comes with a few risks to your oral health. We are here to help you maintain excellent oral health throughout your... Read more »

Restore Your Saliva With Chewing Gum

Are you aware of the risks associated with dry mouth? Dry mouth is a condition in which your body is not producing enough saliva. If not enough saliva is present, various other oral health risks including gum disease and tooth decay can begin to develop. To help combat dry mouth,... Read more »

Oral Health Outliers: Dental Crowns

Are you aware of all the benefits that a dental crown can provide? A dental crown goes on top of a tooth on all sides to permanently protect a tooth from various incidents that can arise. Not only will you be much better protected against the risk of tooth decay,... Read more »

A Tooth With a Weakened Dental Filling Could Suffer a Significant Fracture

A dentist will sometimes use a dental filling to repair a small physical defect in a tooth’s enamel layer. This is a common treatment plan for minor chips and small areas of tooth decay. The durable material applied to the area is intended to restore the tooth’s basic function and... Read more »

How to Keep Your Smile in Top-Notch Condition During Lacrosse Season

Are you a lacrosse player preparing for the upcoming season? If so, good for you! You’re likely working on getting better, faster and stronger. Our dentist, Dr. Sonney L Chong, also encourages you to work on ways you can help your smile this season. Unfortunately, there are things that can... Read more »