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 fighting cancer or dental problems,... 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 the bone from the missing... 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. However, because it doesn’t have... 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 might also take into account... Read more »

A Guide to Root Canals

Your oral health is one of the most important things in your life. It’s an indicator of overall wellness, in addition to ensuring you have great confidence and self-esteem. Usually, this means you have a dazzling smile, which has been proven to be connected to great self-esteem and confidence. Sometimes, though, bad oral health care… Read more »

Plaque Can Harm Teeth

Did you know plaque can harm your teeth? Yes, it’s true! Plaque is a nasty substance that can cause a plethora of problems for your teeth and oral health. Luckily, with proper oral health hygiene habits, you can keep your smile clean from the serious dangers of plaque. Our s, Dr. Barry, Dr. Dave, and… Read more »

Tips for Having a Strong and Healthy Senior Smile This Spring

As spring arrives and the weather gets warmer, you’re likely getting ready for some outdoor activities, like gardening, attending grandchildren’s baseball games and more. As you enjoy this new spring season, our dentists, Dr. David Barry, Dr. James Barry and Dr. Mark Barry, encourage you to also work towards a strong and healthy spring smile… Read more »

Important Questions About Flossing

Re-developing a habit of flossing is much like relearning to ride a bike. It may take a few tries to fall back into the habit, but your old knowledge should return rapidly. However, if you are wondering how to floss or how to improve your technique, we are pleased to offer some basic information below…. Read more »

A Failing Dental Filling Might Be Replaced

Dental fillings are typically secured to the surrounding tooth enamel with a bond that is intended to last for many years. Patients who struggle to maintain good oral hygiene habits or sometimes put off their regularly scheduled dental checkups often have hardened tartar and other bacterial deposits on their teeth. Over time the persistent presence… Read more »

Smile Renovations: Dental Bridges

Building the smile of your dreams begins with having a complete smile. If you have any lost or missing teeth, your mouth may look sunken in, and you may look older than you actually are. Missing teeth can give give bacteria and plaque places to accumulate and can even destabilize your gums and cause your… Read more »