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 »

Dental Implants Can Support Your New Tooth

Are you interested in a long-term solution to restoring a lost tooth? If so, you have come to the right dental blog! Dental implants are a fantastic way to regain your lost tooth and give support and strength to your jawbone. Additionally, dental implants have been used for over a... Read more »

Did You Know? Toothbrush Trivia

Do you frequently use your toothbrush? Hopefully you brush at least two times a day. Do you ever stop to think about your toothbrush? Maybe you have seen at it so many times, that it just fades into the background of your everyday life until it is time for it... Read more »

Plan for Your Smile With Dental Sealants

In order to ensure your smile can continue to look and function as intended, it is important to keep it safe from oral health risks that can arise in your everyday life. It is important to help strengthen your tooth enamel by providing additional layers of protection. One highly effective... Read more »

Oral Health Quiz: Bruxism

Safe-guarding your oral health can mean using prevention methods for various ailments and issues that can arise from time to time. Protecting your smile from all known risks includes being aware of any damage that could be arising due to underlying conditions such as bruxism. To determine how much you... Read more »

Know Your Options for Dental Bridges

When you lose a tooth or multiple teeth, you will notice it changes the look of your smile and affects the functions of your oral health. At St. Marys Dental Center, you can receive customized dental restorations for tooth replacement, from dental implants and dentures to different types of dental... Read more »

Dentures and Their Creation Process

While permanent teeth are strong, they can still be lost to gum disease and injury, which can affect your speech and bite force, which may also alter your facial shape. St. Marys Dental Center can help you regain your smile with customized dentures. To learn more about the process of... Read more »