Flossing: The Reasons to Clean Once a Day

If you’re one who wonders why it’s necessary to floss your teeth daily, then our dentist, Dr. Ximena Velasquez-Pierce, is happy to answer your question. The more you know about flossing, the better off your smile will be, especially because it can help you place flossing on the top of... Read more »

Including a Fluoride Treatment During Your Dental Checkup Helps Maintain Strong Teeth

Brushing and flossing your teeth is just the first step in maintaining good oral health. Having a dental checkup administered twice a year further serves to clean your teeth while also monitoring the overall health of your mouth. If our dentist finds any signs of tooth decay, periodontal disease or... Read more »

Dental Sealants Can Improve Your Oral Health

Have you considered receiving dental sealants to give your back teeth the protection they need to remain in good shape? Both adults and children can safely receive dental sealants, as they are offered to patients as young as six years old to protect the adult molars. If you are interested... Read more »

The Basics: Composite Fillings

Are you suffering from any form of dental erosion that has slowly begun to wear down the tooth enamel on your teeth? Your tooth enamel is a thin layer of protection on a tooth that is designed to help withstand outside forces from damaging the inner workings of a tooth.... Read more »

All About the Facts of Saliva

Do you want to know all about your oral health and smile? If so, our dentist, Dr. Ximena Velasquez-Pierce, will be more than happy to help you. Today, she would like to teach you all about saliva, which is a very essential part of your oral health. The more you... Read more »

Your Dental Checkup Can Include a Fluoride Treatment

Strong tooth enamel is essential for maintaining healthy teeth, and good oral health weighs heavily in your overall quality of life. To aid in this effort, the American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth twice each day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste that contains fluoride. They also... Read more »

Maintain Your Smile After Valentine’s Day

The late winter season means that it’s time for Valentine’s Day and boxes of candy and chocolate. This time of year is fun for your sweet tooth, but can be a hazard for your actual teeth. We are happy to offer some tips on how to protect your smile from... Read more »

The Importance of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

If a larger number of adults took care of their children’s teeth as if they were permanent teeth, we would see fewer cases of tooth breakdown in the teenage years and adulthood. The habits developed in a child’s early years usually follow them into adulthood, and the condition of baby teeth... Read more »

Dental Restorations: Dental Veneers

Are you familiar with the oral health care benefits of dental veneers? Similar to dental crowns, veneers are placed atop the surfaces of teeth by removing a small amount of tooth enamel. However, less tooth enamel needs to be removed for veneers than is removed for dental crowns. In addition,... Read more »

A Partial Denture Can Help Replace the Function of Missing Teeth

Each of your teeth has a specific shape and texture to the biting surface. These specific characteristics allow each tooth to interact with its partner in your dentition to bite, chew, or grind the foods you eat. When teeth are lost to chronic periodontal disease or untreated cavities the decreased... Read more »