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 Is Fluoride Treatment?

Fluoride is a natural mineral. It is an important part of our teeth, particularly the enamel. Fluoride can increase the strength of your enamel and fortify it against tooth decay. We can help you and your family get additional fluoride by putting it directly on your teeth. The process is... Read more »

Care for Your Dental Crown Properly

Do you know that it’s important to care for your dental crown as well as your own teeth? Yes, it’s true! Dental crowns are a valuable asset to your oral health and can help protect a damaged tooth. Your dental crown may not suffer from cavities, but it can harbor... Read more »

A Single Surface Cavity Can Often Be Treated by Applying a Dental Filling

Each of your regularly scheduled dental checkups plays a critical role in helping you maintain a healthy mouth. These outpatient appointments start with a professional dental cleaning followed by our dentist performing a comprehensive dental exam to detect any early signs of cavities and other oral health conditions. If you... Read more »

Knowledge Foundation: Pregnancy and Dental Health

Are you aware of what you have to do to keep your smile safe while you're pregnant? Oftentimes women begin to neglect their oral health in favor of taking care of other aspects of their body. Never leave out your cleaning habits as they don't take much time to accomplish... Read more »

Encouraging Your Child to Floss Regularly

Our team at Greenfield Family Dentistry understands that the parents of our young patients are deeply invested in helping their children to have healthy oral habits throughout their lives. Helping your child have effective oral hygiene habits establishes a good foundation to avoid dental problems such as gum disease and... Read more »

Oral Health Viewpoint: Cavity Prevention

Your dentist is well-prepared to treat a cavity should one arise. Cavities are often one of the number one risks to an individual’s smile, as they can often manifest due to poor oral health habits, the foods you eat, and your daily lifestyle routines. However, cavity prevention is possible if... Read more »