The Difference Between Full and Partial Dentures

Do you know the important differences between full and partial dentures? Our team is happy to review both versions for optimal tooth replacement to help you better understand how they can restore your smile. Below we will review the main types of dentures, which are full and partial dentures, and... Read more »

Healthy Water Equals a Healthy Smile!

Family reunions are a fun event that I look forward to attending. We get together with my late mother-in-law’s family which originated in the hill country of south Texas. It is great to see them and catch up on family history. My mother-in-law and her family had beautiful smiles! Many... Read more »

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are... Read more »

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 »

Is This New Trend Really Good for Your Smile? Black Charcoal, the New Fad

"The Latest Fad for Whiter Teeth Is To Turn Them Black" front page article in the Wall Street Journal on August 12, 2018 discusses the latest trend to whiten teeth--using activated charcoal in toothpaste as a cleanser to whiten teeth. A good idea? Not according to the American Dental Association,... 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 »

Restoring Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

Many patients have to live with missing teeth, and this can deeply affect their day-to-day activities and oral abilities. We invite you to learn more about tooth replacement options, such as dental implants, to help you regain a full smile. Dental studies show that the first impression you make typically... Read more »

Caring for Emergency Dental Situations

Developing an oral injury or other pressing dental concern can be scary and urgent, and Dr. Deborah Blanchard and our team want to help you. We encourage you to learn more about addressing certain dental emergencies, such as injuries and wedged objects. Tongue and Cheek Injury It’s common to suffer... Read more »