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 »

Healthy Foods for Healthy Smiles

You brush your teeth, twice a day. You floss daily. You visit Dr. Stephen R. Hooper or your dental provider regularly. What else can you do to have excellent oral health? Here’s what: try integrating more of these tooth-healthy foods into your diet! Fruits and Veggies: Yummy fruits and vegetables... Read more »

A Blow to the Face Might Cause a Significant Lip Injury

If you participate in vigorous athletics or contact sports then your body and mouth are at increased risk of suffering oral trauma. Sometimes an accidental blow to the face can cause significant trauma to your lip. In these situations applying some basic first-aid will help minimize pain and other complications... Read more »

The Best Smiles are Possible with Crowns and Veneers

Are you prepared for a smile with dental crowns or dental veneers? Although they are both delightful forms of cosmetic dentistry and idyllic tooth restoration treatments, which one is right for you? Evaluating your possibilities is often the best course of action. The best smiles are possible with crowns and... Read more »