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 fighting cancer or dental problems,… 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 the bone from the missing… 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. However, because it doesn’t have… 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 might also take into account… Read more »

What Do You Know About Toothbrushing Techniques?

Are you doing enough to keep your teeth safe from the dangers of plaque buildup and food particles? To make sure that your mouth remains clean, use reliable oral hygiene cleaning tools such as toothbrushes and toothpaste. To focus on your toothbrushing techniques, you will need to employ various habits and tools to make your… Read more »

Caring for Your Dental Health During Cancer Treatments

Have you recently been diagnosed with cancer? Are you starting treatments for cancer? If so, one of the last things on your mind may be your dental health, and understandably so. Nevertheless, the treatments you may undergo can affect your dental health, so today we would like to help you prevent different oral health complications… Read more »

Saving Your Smile With Dental Veneers

Are you ready for a smile makeover? Have you waited a long time to address the imperfect look of your smile? If so, you can customize your teeth’s appearance by applying tooth restorations such as dental veneers. Dental veneers, also known as dental porcelain laminates or porcelain veneers, are designed to go over the front… Read more »

Where Do Canker Sores Come From?

Do you get small white or yellow bumps that may have a red border in your mouth from time to time? If so, those could be canker sores. It is perhaps one of the most common afflictions in the dental health community, impacting approximately one in five people, but the exact cause of the canker… Read more »

How To Choose The Right Toothpaste

You should brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes, and floss once daily. We all know that is the foundation for great oral hygiene. But what about the proper way to brush? And which kind of toothpaste should you use? Too many of us assume that a tough-bristled toothbrush and lots of harsh… Read more »

Cavity Treatment Might Call for a Dental Filling

Brushing your teeth every morning and night as well as remembering to floss once each day is essential for the prevention of cavities and gum disease. If you are lax in your daily routine, plaque, bacteria and food debris can create significant oral health problems. Fortunately, your regular dental checkups at Oconee Dental, PC include… Read more »