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 »

Oral Health Outliers: Tooth Decay

Several situations in life can leave your smile vulnerable to further damage and tooth decay. In order to effectively treat tooth decay, you’ll need to make sure that you’re eating a nutritious diet that is high in nutritious ingredients and low in unhealthy products that can slowly wear down your tooth enamel. Because tooth decay… Read more »

A Typical Dental Checkup

In a perfect world, you should be seeing your dentist for regular checkups every six months, but the sad truth of the matter is that many people only go in once a year, if even that. Those that don’t go in until they have a problem risk greater difficulty and misery in the future. If… Read more »

Taking Care of Your Dentures

When it comes to replacing missing teeth with dentures, there is some information you should know when it comes to caring for them. Even though false teeth can’t get cavities like natural tooth enamel, they require daily care to maintain their quality and appearance. Below, we have provided some recommendations on proper care for dentures… Read more »

Tips for Helping Your Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is a dental issue that involves a dry, cottony feeling in the mouth. It oftentimes feels like it’s difficult to quench your thirst. If you suffer from dry mouth, our s, Drs. Baaqee and Baaqee, are happy to help you. Fortunately, there are things you can do to lessen your symptoms and help… Read more »

An Untreated Dental Fracture with a Cavity Might Need a Dental Crown Restoration

When a tooth is chipped or fractured the damage to the enamel layer might not cause significant distress, discomfort, or sensitivity. If you choose not to have the tooth repaired in a reasonable amount of time the textures of the fractured tooth enamel could start to accumulate bacterial deposits. As this starts to happen the… Read more »

A Patient Approach Is Needed to Remove Food Stuck Between Your Teeth

It’s a relatively common experience to bite into a tough piece of food and have a fragment or fiber get stuck between your teeth. This is more common with foods like hard nuts, fruit peels, beef jerky and other tough cuts of meat. Most of the time a little tongue play, or a swish of… Read more »