Author Archives: Yahara

I don’t know how I chipped my tooth

Have you noticed a chipped or cracked tooth, but don’t how it happen?  It could have been damaged while you were sleeping. Grinding or clenching your teeth during the night will cause your teeth to chip, crack, and even break. To keep you from seriously damaging your teeth, we recommend a dental appliance called a […]

Drink Water – An Easy, Accessible, Inexpensive Way to Protect Your Teeth

For over 70 years, communities in the United States have benefited from community water fluoridation. Water fluoridation is the process of adding a small amount of fluoride to public water supplies to a level known to make teeth stronger and prevent cavities. Almost all water contains some naturally-occurring fluoride, but usually at levels too low […]

How to reduce your risk for oral cancer:

Stop using tobacco or don’t start – Using smoked or chewed tobacco exposes the cells in your mouth to dangerous cancer-causing chemicals. Drink alcohol only in moderation – Excessive alcohol use can irritate the cells in your mouth, making them susceptible to oral cancer.  According to the Mayo Clinic, moderation for healthy adults means up […]

My gums are sore and bleed when I brush my teeth – maybe if I wait it will just go away.

If your hands became swollen and started to bleed when you washed them, you would be concerned. Yet, many people think it’s normal if their gums bleed or are swollen when they brush or floss. Swollen and bleeding gums are a warning that something is wrong with your oral health.  It could be as simple […]

General Dentistry or Primary Care Dentistry

As a general dentist I diagnose, treat, and manage your overall oral health care needs, including preventive care and education, pediatric dentistry, gum care, fillings, bonding and resins, crowns, veneers, bridges, partial dentures, dentures and implants. This type of dentistry allows me to offer a valuable standard of care for patients of all ages. I […]

Oral health a part of your overall health

Your oral health offers clues about your overall health. Studies suggest that oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with periodontal (gum) disease might play a role in some diseases.  According to the Mayo Clinic, possible conditions associated with your oral health include: Endocarditis. Endocarditis is an infection of the inner lining of your heart (endocardium). Endocarditis […]

Special Oral Health Care During Pregnancy

According to the American Dental Association, as many as half of all women develop pregnancy gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease that is most common between the second and eighth months of pregnancy. It usually goes away after childbirth. Hormones make your gums more easily irritated by plaque and can cause gums to be red, tender, sore […]