The Difference Between Full and Partial Dentures

Do you know the important differences between full and partial dentures? Our team is happy to review both versions for optimal tooth replacement to help you better understand how they can restore your smile. Below we will review the main types of dentures, which are full and partial dentures, and the benefits they have to... Read more »

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 »

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 »

Fluoride After Cavities

If you’ve have a filling in the past year, you could be at risk for more. To protect your teeth from further decay and infection, you need to change the conditions in your mouth that lead to the first cavity. Fluoride treatments are a way you can help defend against further cavities. Our , Dr…. Read more »

Tooth Abscess Can Be Replaced with a Dental Bridge

Without the proper treatment, a cavity can become larger and cause a bacterial presence that results in tooth abscess. If an abscess occurs, you may feel a severe toothache and pressure around the gums. In the event of an abscessed tooth, we may need to perform an extraction and fill the gap with a custom… Read more »

How to Maintain Top-Notch Dental Implants

If you have dental implants, then you’re probably amazed by the way the restorations can replace your missing teeth all while providing natural-looking and natural-feeling results. This most likely leads to the desire to maintain top-notch implants that last a lifetime. Well, our dentist, Dr. James C. Ma, is happy to help you have the… Read more »

All About Mouth Guards

If you play sports or enjoy vigorous activities, you need to have the right equipment. Part of that equipment should be a mouth guard. A mouth guard will protect your teeth and gums from an impact, and if you wear braces or have any dental restorations, you should wear a mouth guard when during games… Read more »

A Patient with a Failing Dental Filling Might Need a Dental Crown Restoration

A dental filling is typically bonded to the surrounding tooth enamel to restore the structural integrity of the tooth for a long time to come. This is a common treatment plan to address small areas of tooth decay or other physical defects limited to a tooth’s enamel layer. If you frequently struggle to maintain good… Read more »