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 »

Keep Your Smile in Tip-Top Shape When You’re Sick by Using Our Tips

Our dentists, Dr. Askowitz and Dr. Paralta, strongly encourage you to clean and care for your smile regularly, even when you’re sick. Whether you believe it or not, your smile can be affected while you’re ill, which could lead to one or more dental problems. You don’t want to worry... Read more »

Avoid Soda – It’s Not For the Teeth

Coffee has a reputation for staining teeth. Sticky foods are notorious for causing cavities. And popcorn kernels get lodged between teeth to cause other issues on a regular basis. But one food we don’t discuss too often as being harmful is soda. There are several things that soda can do... Read more »

Should I use Mouthwash?

If you’re already doing great with your brushing and flossing, do you ever consider adding mouthwash to that oral health routine? A lot of people don’t, because we’re told so often that brushing and flossing are key to keeping up great oral health. The thing is, we’re told that because... Read more »

A Tooth Lost to Dental Trauma Be Replaced by a Dental Bridge Restoration

Dental trauma can sometimes be severe. Some patients suffering from a significant dental avulsion or knocked out tooth suffer so much damage to a single tooth that dentists like Dr. Askowitz and Dr. Paralta need to perform an emergency extraction. After removing whatever remains of the tooth’s original root, we will... Read more »

Coping With a Cracked Tooth

A cracked tooth can cause real problems with your teeth. If you have a cavity, or you break or chip a tooth, chances are good that you will notice the damage right away, particularly if the damage was caused by a trauma to your mouth. There may be pieces of... Read more »

Checking for Problems With Your Dental Fillings

If your teeth ever fell victim to decay, you may have received a filling. Fillings give your teeth back their strength and work to protect what remains of the teeth from further decay. Even so, they do need to be replaced from time to time. They should last about 5... Read more »

Essential Oral Health Care Tips

In order to have the best possible smile, it is important to always practice optimum oral health care. Oral health care treatments and prevention can make sure your smile has a chance to shine for many decades to come. Not only do you need to make sure that your smile... Read more »