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 »

The Stages of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a serious and dangerous dental issue that should be avoided as much as possible. It typically forms when you fail to remove plaque from your teeth and gumline daily. This means you don’t brush twice a day, floss once a day and attend your dental cleaning appointments... Read more »

The Ins and Outs of Heart Disease and Your Oral Health Care

Are you familiar with the ins and outs of heart disease and the connection it has to your oral health? If not, you are reading the right blog! Heart disease can be a severe threat to your body. Thanks to modern advancements in the medical studies, we now understand there... Read more »

Cavities & Their Detection

You try hard to keep up with your dental hygiene so that your smile can shine at its best. Despite your best efforts, a cavity can form in your mouth. You may be wondering, “How did this cavity form?” Dr. Dean Calpas and our team are eager to teach you... Read more »

Redesign Your Smile with Dentures

Why do so many patients receive dentures? These removable tooth replacement appliances are used to fill large and small tooth gaps so that patients can have a functional smile that isn’t difficult to care for. Some people receive partial dentures to replace a small amount of missing teeth, or they... Read more »

Eating for Dental Health

If you've ever gone on a diet, you'll have educated yourself on nutrition and what foods are best to put in your body for optimum health. But, have you ever researched what foods are best specifically for your oral health? The most important factor for healthy teeth and gums is... Read more »

Got Questions About Dental Crowns? Here Are Your Answers

If you have questions about dental crowns, then our dentists, Drs. Hendrix and Amundson, are more than happy to help you. The more you know about the restoration, the better. So, they are happy to give you the answers you’re looking for by providing the answers to commonly asked questions... Read more »