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 »

What’s Happening During Your Root Canal Therapy?

Here is a quick overview of what is happening to you during your root canal therapy. With a bit of knowledge of what to expect, you can be prepared and ready if you ever need a treatment. Our dentist, Dr. James Shaheen, wants to make sure you are as comfortable... Read more »

Dental Sealants Can Be Applied During your Dental Checkup

Having a dentist perform a dental checkup, every six months will help clean your teeth while also monitoring your mouth for any signs of tooth decay and gum disease. These appointments also include a basic screening for early signs of oral and pharyngeal cancer. If our dentist finds a problem... Read more »

A Gingival Flap Procedure May Be Needed to Treat Severe Gum Disease

Without professional treatment minor gum inflammation issues with gingivitis, will gradually worsen into the more severe form of gum disease known as periodontitis. In time the periodontal infection can cause your gumline to pull back from your teeth allowing pockets of bacterial material to accumulate near the roots of your... Read more »

Set the Stage for Optimum Oral Health With Bruxism Prevention

Although caring for your smile doesn't require round-the-clock service. It does require round-the-clock attention. If you notice any oral health risks beginning to arise, it is important to set protection plans in place to keep your smile safe. Furthermore, prevent oral accidents and injuries by implementing effective lifestyle choices. However,... Read more »

Maximizing Your Smile During a Pregnancy

Are you aware that you are at an increased risk for several forms of dental damage while you are pregnant? The more you are willing to do to improve your teeth and gums and the care they receive while you're pregnant, the better off and safer they will be. Everything... Read more »

TMJ Disorder Treatment Might Call for Using a Dental Guard

An orthodontist like Dr. James Shaheen is sometimes called upon to help diagnose and treat problems with the temporomandibular joints that hinge the jaw. In many of these cases a chronic condition like TMJ disorder can cause discomfort when biting down, aches in the muscles around your temples and in... Read more »