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 »

Heart Disease and Oral Health

Did you know, there is a connection between heart disease and your oral health? Yes, it’s true! Your smile is essential to your overall health, which is why it’s important to understand the connection between your oral health and your total body’s health. By following this connection between your oral... Read more »

Don’t Let Dry Mouth Compromise Your Oral Health

All of us have had a moment of fear or stress. It’s at those moments when our mouth “runs dry.” While dry mouth is normal from time to time, if it is a chronic problem, it may be time to talk to our dentists, Drs. Hooper and Hooper. Dry mouth... Read more »

Dental Crowns Benefit You

Dental accidents occur from time to time. If you have a cracked or chipped tooth, or a tooth with a large cavity, you have a few options available to you. Today we will talk about a popular method of treating a weakened smile--a dental crown. Dental crowns are very popular... Read more »

Treating TMJ-Related Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a condition marked by a persistent ringing in the ears, though symptoms can extend beyond ear ringing to include a variety of unusual sounds, such as chirping, hissing, whistling, and buzzing. While tinnitus is often nothing more than a minor annoyance, it can cause some patients to suffer... Read more »

Why Do I Need to Floss?

Your dentists, Drs. Hooper and Hooper, strongly recommend including flossing in your oral hygiene routine. Do you ever wonder why? Well, our dental team is happy to tell you why! Flossing can benefit you, your teeth, your gums, and your oral health in many ways. Some flossing benefits include: -Flossing... Read more »

Denture Options

We regularly get asked if there are alternatives to false teeth? The first thing we say is that brushing your teeth twice a day is an awesome alternative to dentures, as is flossing per day! If you really think dentures may not be right for you, please let Dr. Stephen... Read more »

Information on Oral Infection Prevention

Your mouth can become infected by germs in the environment just like the rest of your body. Beyond the basics of brushing and flossing, there are things you can do to guard against such infections. Here are some examples: Wash Your Hands: Your hands are one of the most widespread... Read more »