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 »

Taking Steps Against Periodontal Disease

What can you do to avoid periodontal disease and the increased risks to your health? Here are some answers for you: Step 1. At-home Care This part is simple and easy to follow. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice each day for two minutes with a soft-bristled... 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 »

Gum Disease: Age and Gender

While everyone is vulnerable to gum disease–men, women, and children–research has shown that men tend to have a higher risk of gum disease. Why? Perhaps because they are not seeing a dentist regularly or are not as consistent with good oral hygiene habits. Let’s take a closer look at periodontitis... Read more »

Oral Surgery Recovery Tips and Tricks

If you are stressed about your upcoming oral surgery, then we can help you! Our team understands any surgery can be frightening, especially if you do not know what to expect. That is why we are happy to help you with information on the recovery process, so you can know... Read more »

Sensitive Teeth 101

Do you have sensitive teeth? Do you know your painful teeth could be a warning sign something is wrong and needs to be addressed in your smile? If you have sensitive teeth, then be sure to check in with your dentist to discover the cause and find a way to... Read more »

Beware of Oral Cancer

Cancer is something we all wish to avoid. Unfortunately, it can sneak its way into many of our lives. Luckily oral cancer can be caught and treated early. Oral cancer screenings are available to you during your dental checkup with our dentist, Dr. Mahesh Solanki with Whitman Dental Center in... Read more »

Oral Health: Cavity Prevention

One of the most important parts of your oral health care is cavity prevention. Cavity prevention is essential to ensure that holes in your tooth enamel do not form. If left untreated, cavities can give rise to infections, pulp death and eventual tooth loss. If you need help with your... Read more »

Tobacco Stained Teeth Need a Dental Bleaching Treatment

Occasional and frequent tobacco use introduces a significant amount of tar, nicotine and other chemicals to your mouth. This can cause significant stains to develop on your teeth in a relatively short amount of time. This process might also be accelerated by the frequent consumption of dark beverages like coffee,... Read more »

Teeth Lost to Severe Gum Disease Can Be Replicated by a Complete Denture

If you fail to brush and floss your teeth on a regular basis, the plaque on your teeth can harden into tartar and eventually lead to gum disease. Without professional treatment, the severe form of gum disease, which is known as periodontitis, can cause your gums to pull back from... Read more »