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 »

The Answers to Questions About Lingual Braces

Do you have questions about lingual braces? If so, our orthodontist, Dr. Ellen Nam, is happy to help you find the answers you need. The more you know about lingual braces, the better. In fact, it can help you ensure it’s the right treatment for you and it can even... Read more »

Jumpstart Your Spring With Dental Erosion Prevention

Are you familiar with the effects of enamel erosion? Enamel erosion is a condition in which the tooth enamel is slowly worn down by harmful acids. Because your tooth enamel is only a thin layer that provides protection for the inner workings of the tooth, it is important to make... Read more »

Some Reasons to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth

There is some debate whether or not to get your wisdom teeth taken out. Many dentists and patients believe it is necessary to avoid crowding issues later on. Here are a few of the factors to consider. Alignment/Bite Issues Depending on the situation, a wisdom tooth that protrudes above the... Read more »

How Our Teeth Whitening Treatment Can Help You

Are your teeth getting yellow? If so, we may be able to help you with our whitening treatment. Here is what we can do for you. Dr. Ellen Nam, our dentist, whitens your teeth by applying a gel to their surfaces. The gel can give you a whiter color by... Read more »

A Tooth Lost to Severe Dental Trauma Might Be Replaced by a Dental Bridge

A hard blow to the mouth can sometimes impact a tooth with such force that it knocks it out or causes it to shatter at the gumline. In a moment such as this, you should seek emergency treatment from a dentist like Dr. Ellen Nam. If the tooth or the... Read more »

Working with Treatments During Cold and Flu Season

Cold and flu season has come again, so it is important to continue to care for your teeth and gums as you always would. Oftentimes, individuals may find themselves neglecting their oral health care while they are battling an illness. The first step you will need to take is to... Read more »

Teeth, Gums, and Healthy Foods to Eat

Healthy foods are the foundation of a successful diet. Even by removing unhealthy foods from your diet may not be enough if you're not taking care of your teeth and gums as well as your physical health through the use of nutritious meals. For the sole purpose of improving your... Read more »