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 »

Oral Health Care in Motion: Optimum Oral Health

A successful smile always focuses on oral health care treatments and procedures to improve your teeth and gums and protect your smile from further oral health risks. Although many individuals begin to give up later in life on their oral health, it is possible for your teeth to continue to... Read more »

Healthy Teeth May Be Less Susceptible to Dental Staining Problems

Tooth enamel is composed of a complex matrix of dense mineral crystals which creates tiny pores and textures on the surfaces of your teeth. When you consume certain dark foods and dark beverages microscopic dark particles can adhere to the surfaces of your teeth. Most of the time your daily... Read more »

Your Smile and Chewing Gum

Did you know that chewing gum can be safe for your smile? Are you aware of the benefits that chewing gum can give for your oral health? There are several benefits that chewing gum can provide, under the right circumstances. It is important to understand what you need to do... Read more »

Dental Sealants Can Be Applied During your Dental Checkup

The American Dental Association recommends having a dental checkup performed twice each year by a dentist like Dr. Mecca. This basic appointment is intended to clear away bacterial deposits from your teeth, while also monitoring the general health of your mouth. It is essential for early detection of periodontal disease,... Read more »

Oral Health Support: Mouthwash

Are you aware of the benefits of using mouthwash? Mouthwash is a highly effective cleaning tool that can help keep your smile free from debris or food particles. If debris and food are allowed to pool in your mouth, they can eventually turn into plaque and feed harmful bacteria. However,... Read more »

Oral Accidents and What To Do

Sometimes accidents happen. This is unfortunate, but long-term damage can often be reduced with the proper know-how. A little education and preparation can go a long way to saving your smile if an emergency situation does arise. Let’s address some oral emergencies and what to do if it happens to... Read more »