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 »

Why it’s Important to Treat the Decay of Baby Teeth

Did you know that the premature loss of baby teeth can actually cause problems with your child’s teeth in the future? For the most part, parents don’t worry when their children lose their teeth earlier than expected. They are going to fall out eventually anyway, right? But what most children don’t realize is that this… Read more »

Protect Your Child’s Smile with a Healthy Diet

Your child’s oral health is closely linked to the foods in their diet, and what they eat can be either very beneficial to their smile or put their teeth and gums at risk of damage. To help your child have effective oral health, we offer some insight into the types of food that can harm… Read more »

How to Have a Healthy Senior Smile This Spring

You deserve to have a strong and healthy senior smile this spring, especially because having such a smile can help you enjoy the spring season without having to worry about dental complications. Our dentists, Dr. Brock Barras and Dr. Christy Barras, are happy to help you reach the hardy smile you deserve by giving you… Read more »

Regain a Functional Smile with a Dental Bridge

Developing a cracked tooth is never ideal, but it can be particularly unhealthy if the resulting injury is so severe that it results in tooth extraction in order to maintain your oral health. Following the extraction of a badly cracked tooth, you can receive tooth restoration such as a dental bridge to have a function… Read more »

A Small Dental Filling Might Be Needed to Treat a Minor Cavity

Every year we provide dental checkups for our patients. Each of these important appointments involves a professional dental cleaning as well as monitoring your mouth for any signs of cavities, gum disease and other oral health issues. Our dentists find active areas of tooth decay. Drs. Brock and Christy Barras will help you understand your… Read more »

Oral Health Issues: Dental Erosion

Because dental erosion is a threat your oral health, You need to take steps to prevent it, and to treat it if it should occur. To help keep your smile safe, make sure that any risks for dental erosion are minimized as much as possible. Enamel erosion can be caused by something as simple as… Read more »

A Dental Bridge Can Be Used to Replace a Missing Tooth

Sometimes a tooth is too severely traumatized to save. While our dentist, Dr. would prefer to help you keep all of your teeth, in the case of extreme damage, may suggest an extraction followed by replacement with a dental bridge. A bridge is a good option for patients who are not comfortable with the surgery… Read more »