Is Dental Insurance Necessary?

Insurance broker, Charles, states that “unless dental insurance is acquired through an employer sponsored policy, it most likely will you cost you more to have the same treatment with insurance vs without.” Insurance broker, Cathy, states that “self-funded dental insurance plans typically have a 12-month waiting period before they will... Read more »

The Trouble with Tongue Piercing

When you first consider piercing your tongue, it may seem like a great idea. After all, what better way to express yourself and let the world know who you are? As attractive as it may sound, it comes with several hazards, and you should understand those hazards before you decide... Read more »

Your Daily Routine Relies on Quality Oral Care Products

An effective oral hygiene routine can play an important role in preventing oral health problems including gum disease and cavities. You need to thoroughly brush your teeth each morning and night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. You should also floss once a day, making sure to clean between... Read more »

Invisalign®: Straightening Your Smile

Are you trying to find a way to straighten your smile? Do traditional braces not appeal to you, or are you looking for a more discreet option? If so, Invisalign® may be a great way to assist you in achieving the smile that you desire. They can gently move your... Read more »

How to Detect and Treat a Failed Dental Filling

Dental fillings are one of the main treatments to repair a tooth that has a cavity, and while they can be very long lasting and undergo a hardening and cementing process when first placed, they are not meant to last forever. Your filling may eventually fail as oral bacteria starts... Read more »

What Can Veneers Do?

Have you heard about veneers but are unsure of what they do? Veneers are thin shells that are made to look like your front teeth. They are placed over your front teeth with the intent to hide minor blemishes and replace them with a nice, white smile. If your front... Read more »

A Dental Checkup Catches Early Signs of Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

Tooth decay and gum disease are all too common in the American population. This is especially disconcerting when you consider that they are easily preventable through the practice of a consistent oral hygiene routine and regular dental checkups with our dentist, Dr. Kaitilin Riley. Each checkup starts with one of... Read more »

How Should I Treat My Tooth Sensitivity?

If you’re looking for ways to treat your tooth sensitivity, you’re not alone. Many people do the same because they find tooth sensitivity to be painful, annoying, and inconvenient. Our dentist, Dr. Kaitilin Riley, doesn’t blame you! Fortunately, there are things you can do to relieve your tooth sensitivity. However,... Read more »

Beyond the Brush: How To Feed Your Smile

Dental hygiene is often emphasized when discussing mouth health. But did you realize that how you FEED your mouth is just as important as how you CLEAN your mouth? Here are some things to remember as you strive for the healthiest mouth possible.   You’ve heard it before, and you’ll... Read more »

The Steps to Include in Your Morning and Night Oral Hygiene Routine

If you’re curious to know if you have the proper oral hygiene routine, then our dentist, Dr. Kaitilin Riley, is more than happy to help you. Oral hygiene is very important. In fact, it’s vital if you want a top-notch smile and oral health. This is why it’s strongly recommended... Read more »