How Your Bite Pattern Can Affect Your Smile

By now you are likely aware that keeping your teeth and gums free from tooth decay and gum disease should top your list of oral health priorities when it comes to maintaining your healthy smile. But did you know that malocclusion is another common dental issue that often needs 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, the outermost covering of your teeth that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job, since it is the hardest substance in your body. However, because... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

During your periodic visit with our hygienists for a regular teeth cleaning or supportive periodontal therapy appointment, Dr. Hockel or Dr. Jardine can perform an examination of your mouth and teeth to look for any cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, tongue tie, or airway issues, and also evaluate your risk rate for... Read more »

Are You A Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Having a full smile is important for three reasons. The first is for your health. Missing teeth give plaque and bacteria extra places to accumulate and breed, which can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. The second is functionality. A complete set of teeth will allow you to speak... Read more »

Preventing Cavities

One of the biggest enemies of your smile is tooth decay. It is one of most common ailments for children in the United States, but it is also easily preventable. Tooth decay forms in part from the plaque on your teeth. That plaque and tartar contain bacteria that react to the acids in... Read more »

Oral Cancer Screenings Can Help You Stay on the Ball

Even if you feel like you are in perfect health, it never hurts to check for potential problems. One way our office team can help you stay healthy is to perform an oral cancer screening. Our goal is to detect any suspicious areas that may be present, so that you... Read more »

Our Professional Teeth Whitening Treatment

Do you wish your teeth were a little whiter? Perhaps you are wondering what the best option would be for you to brighten your smile. We are happy to be of service to you to explain your choices! We offer both in-office and at-home whitening options. For the in-office treatment,... Read more »

What Happens With Gum Disease?

If you are curious about gum disease and what happens with it, we can answer some of your questions here. Gum disease typically happens in two stages, which are gingivitis and periodontitis. We will describe some of the symptoms of these two stages and what can be done about them.... Read more »

Dental Crowns Can Restore Your Teeth

Are unsightly, misshapen, decayed, or broken teeth a problem for you or someone you love? Do you cover your mouth when you talk or laugh, self-conscious of the appearance of your teeth? Do not be discouraged! One of the most rewarding services we provide here in our office is transforming... Read more »

Why Should I Visit the Dentist?

Making the time in your busy schedule to regularly visit our dental office is an intelligent investment in your ongoing oral health. Our doctors and hygienists are here to help you maintain your beautiful smile and to keep an eye out for any problems that may arise with your teeth,... Read more »