What are the Different Teeth Whitening Options?

Everyone wants a whiter smile, no matter who you are. Whether you want to go one shade whiter or many shades, there are a plethora of different types of teeth-whitening options out there. So which one should you choose? For the best advice, talk to Dr. Foote or your hygienist about options for enhancing your … Continued

Does Teeth Whitening Damage Your Teeth?

We all want those pearly whites and for good reason! A smile is often the first thing we notice about someone new. With certain foods/drinks, age, or other reasons – your teeth may need a bit of help when it comes to staying white and fresh. That’s very normal! You may have experimented with multiple … Continued

History of Dental Implants

Many people experience tooth loss and greatly benefit from dental implants—improving their smile and oral health in a big way. So, how did dental implants come to be?  Years of experiments and improvements have brought forth the go-to solution for tooth loss today. The history of dental implants goes way back, even as far as … Continued

What are the Options for Dental Implant Restoration?

Advancements in dentistry provide easier solutions for restoring a person’s oral health. Today, there are several options for restoration. From wireless braces to replacing teeth with titanium implants, the art of oral dentistry has come a long way. Problems That Happen If You Don’t Replace The Missing Tooth/Teeth By not replacing a missing tooth or … Continued

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants? 

Dental implants have revolutionized tooth replacement. They’re different from dentures. You don’t have to take them out to clean or worry about breaking them. Implants look and feel like your natural teeth. Let’s look into who is a good candidate for dental implants. Are there special requirements to be a candidate for implants? A few, … Continued

How Do Dental Implants Feel?

The question most dentists get when discussing dental implants is, “Do they really feel like your natural teeth?” Implants are made with small titanium posts, a connector, and a crown. It seems impossible for those to fit and feel natural in your mouth. Let’s find out. What Are Dental Implants? If you have damaged or … Continued

How Is Gingivitis Treated?

Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss? If so, you might have a common form of periodontal disease known as gingivitis. It’s caused by plaque and tartar that have accumulated on your teeth, causing inflamed or bleeding gums.  Gingivitis Can Lead To Periodontitis Usually, the symptoms of gingivitis can be reversed with prompt … Continued

5 Benefits of TMJ Treatment

The National Institute of Health (NIH) estimates as many as 12% of Americans could be struggling with TMJ syndrome. What is TMJ syndrome? TMJ syndrome is the common name for temporomandibular joint dysfunction, also referred to as TMD. Your temporomandibular joints (TMJs) are the complex joints connecting the lower jaw, called the mandible, to the … Continued

5 Benefits of Dental Implants

When you need to have a tooth pulled and don’t want to wear dentures, dental implants are the perfect solution. In fact, they look and feel so natural, that you’ll forget they’re artificial.  What Are Dental Implants? Dental implants replace tooth roots with metal, screwlike posts, and missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and … Continued

What Is an Underbite? How Is it Treated?

Generally, we love the gifts our families give. Christmas, our birthday, and other special occasions are great celebrations. However, some of the “gifts” our families bestow aren’t so special. You know, like those pesky inherited traits.  If you have an underbite, you’ve most likely inherited it from a relative. An underbite is when the lower … Continued