The Difference Between Full and Partial Dentures

Do you know the important differences between full and partial dentures? Our team is happy to review both versions for optimal tooth replacement to help you better understand how they can restore your smile. Below we will review the main types of dentures, which are full and partial dentures, and the benefits they have to… Read more »

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 »

Tooth Avulsion Isn’t as Scary as it Sounds

The thought of knocking-out a tooth (also called tooth avulsion) can be scary, but it is a reality that occurs even more frequently during the summer months. Any type of trauma to the mouth can cause a variety of injuries including lacerations to the gums, dislodged, or fractured teeth and bleeding, and so should be… Read more »

The Process of Placing a Dental Filling

Cavities can be unpleasant because they can weaken our teeth significantly. One way to fix the problem is with some dental filling. If you have never heard of fillings or are wondering how they are placed, we can give you a brief explanation. The first step is to remove the decaying parts of the tooth…. Read more »

Don’t Forget Your Oral Cancer Screening

Do you know you get an oral cancer screening at the dentist? Yes, it’s true! Oral cancer is a serious threat that targets thousands of people each year. Furthermore, the earlier oral cancer is found, the better it can be to overcome it. Our dentists, Dr. Arpan Patel & Associates, offer an oral cancer screening… Read more »

Bonding Makes Teeth Beautiful Again

Have you recently chipped a tooth? Do you have an oddly-sized or misshapen tooth? Is it discolored—not matching the other teeth? Then you may want to talk to us about dental bonding. Bonding can be a permanent or temporary fix for any of these issues. It is less expensive than veneers, and can be done… Read more »

Good Oral Hygiene Habits and Maintaining a Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is a common form of dental restoration used by a dentist like Dr. Arpan Patel to address a case of tooth loss. It is a single piece of dental work designed to replicate the physical presence and essential function of a missing tooth. Even though the dental bridge will be immune the… Read more »