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 »

Common Misconceptions About Oral Health

There are many commonly held beliefs about oral health that have little to no evidence that supports them. It is important to be familiar with these myths and why they are wrong in order to be able to be more informed and therefore enabled to care for your teeth better.... Read more »

Brushing: Are you Doing it Right?

You’ve been brushing your teeth since you were a child. At least, we hope so. By this time, you probably think you have the routine down, right? Wet your toothbrush, put a little toothpaste on it, and rub it on your teeth. Spit out, use a little mouthwash and you... Read more »

Discussing Dentistry: Sleep Apnea Prevention and Care

Are you aware of the health risks associated with sleep apnea? Not only can sleep apnea cause several issues with your health, but it can also even leave you in mortal danger if it is not treated. Common risks associated with sleep apnea include the following: - high blood pressure... Read more »

Three Ways to Prevent Oral Injury

In order to preserve your smile for the whole of your life, it’s important to reduce your risk of oral injury however you can. Unfortunately, tooth and jaw damage occurs quite often for babies learning to walk, active kids running and jumping, and anyone who plays high-contact sports. We encourage... Read more »

Don’t Ignore These Minor Dental Emergencies

You no doubt plan to see the dentist as soon as possible if you have a throbbing toothache or suffered some tooth damage from a fall or accident, as it’s very important to you to receive treatment. However, dental emergencies are only one reason for a dental visit, and you... Read more »

Got Dry Socket? Here’s What to Do

If you have dry socket, the first thing you should do is contact our office and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Konopka. Dry socket is a dangerous problem that occurs after a tooth has been extracted. It typically happens when the blood clot that forms over your socket... Read more »

A Clean Mouth Guard for a Happy Mouth

A mouth guard requires a good cleaning so it can truly protect your teeth and mouth. If it is not cleaned very well, you can risk getting a number of bacterial and fungal infections in your mouth. There is no need to worry, because if you regularly clean your mouth... Read more »

Oral Health FAQs

Most of us learned our dental hygiene habits when we were children. However, now that we are adults, many of us are interested in learning more about mouth health. Here are some frequently asked questions about oral health. What causes cavities? Though there are some exceptions, cavities are typically caused... Read more »