Building a Foundation for Your Smile With Plaque Prevention

Taking care of your smile includes making sure that you're always minimizing risks associated with gum disease and tooth decay. One of the most common risks of damage to your tooth enamel exists due to plaque buildup in your mouth. Although plaque buildup is only a sticky film that lingers in your mouth, it can use bacteria to convert substances... read more »

Wearing Your New Dentures

There are different methods of restoring missing teeth. While dental implants are popular, not everyone is a good candidate for them. If that is case for you, you will want to talk with Doctors Mark P. Swensen, Glenn D. Balkins, and Ben W. Haslam about dentures. There are two basic types of dentures: complete, and partial. Complete dentures are used... read more »

What Are Canker Sores?

Have you ever had a small, painful sore in your mouth or base of the gums? This is called a canker sore, or “aphthous ulcer”. Unlike cold sores, canker sores are not contagious, they stay inside the mouth, and usually goes away within a few days or weeks. They can show up on the inside of the lips, cheeks, tongue,... read more »

Teething: What Can You Do?

Is your child teething? Do you and your child need relief? It is important to contact your dentist if your child has symptoms like a fever or diarrhea (these are not actually caused by teething) or if you can’t calm your child down. But, to help you and your baby escape the experience comfortably, we are happy to offer a... read more »