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 »

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 »

Root Canal Therapy Explained

Do you want to know all about root canal therapy? If so, you have come to the right blog. Today, our dentists, Dr. Tony Hatch & Dr. Shivi Gupta are happy to tell you all about the treatment so you can know more. The more you know about root canals,... Read more »

How Do I Know if I Have TMJ Disorder?

The TMJ disorder is quite inconvenient and troublesome, especially because it can make simple tasks in life very difficult. If you’re a victim of the TMJ disorder, it’s best to visit our dentists, Dr. Tony Hatch & Dr. Shivi Gupta, for treatment. In order to do so, you need to... Read more »

A Dental Bridge Restoration Might Be Needed to Treat a Severe Case of Tooth Decay

The contours and biting surface textures of your teeth can sometimes trap concentrated bacterial deposits. These areas can sometimes be challenging to clean by brushing and flossing alone. If you have a bad habit of skipping your dental exam and cleaning at Dr. Tony Hatch & Dr. Shivi Gupta's dentist... Read more »

Your Routine Dental Checkup Helps Maintain Good Oral Health in the Long Term

Remembering to brush your teeth each morning and night as well as flossing between your teeth and along the gumline once per day helps to remove the bacterial deposits that can lead to problems with cavities and gums disease. It’s also important to have a routine dental checkup performed by... Read more »

Dealing with Something Trapped in the Gumline

Bad oral habits like nervously nibbling on pens and pencils or chewing on other foreign objects can sometimes cause a fragment to break off. This could also occur if you improvise your teeth as tools. In some of these instances, a fragment can become trapped in the gumline. If this... Read more »

A Dental Filling Might Be Able to Treat a Chipped Tooth

The size and severity of a chipped tooth can affect the level of discomfort it causes you when drinking beverages or eating a meal. Even if the fractured tooth doesn’t immediately cause pain, you should still have it examined and treated by a dentist like Dr. Anthony Hatch or Dr.... Read more »