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 »

Are You Considering Implant-Supported Dentures?

There is no need to live with missing teeth due to the major advancements that dentistry has undergone in recent years. We invite you to speak with Dr. Darden about tooth replacement options to help your smile move past tooth loss, and one of your options are implant-supported dentures. Implant dentures don’t rest on the… Read more »

Facts You Should Know About General Dentistry

Do you know much about general dentistry? If not, now is the time to learn! The more you know about general dentistry, the better. General dentistry is a branch of dentistry that specializes in preventing and treating dental issues involved with the teeth and supporting structures. This branch of dentistry can help you have the… Read more »

Proper Tooth Brushing Technique

We are often told that we need to brush our teeth twice a day, for two minutes. Here are a few tips and tricks to get the best possible clean. Make those minutes count! Toothbrushes are designed to be used for only a few months–then, thrown away. This means that if your toothbrush is more… Read more »

Oral Health Advantages: Root Canal Therapy

Have you ever had a root canal therapy before? Root canal therapies are designed to remove pulp that has become inflamed or disease. Only through the removal of the diseased pulp can a tooth have a chance to thrive once again. Once the pulp is removed, the tooth will be cleaned and sealed for future… Read more »

Regain Your Smile’s Strength and Bite Force With a Dental Implant

Whether you lose one or several teeth, the gaps that form affect both its appearance and quality. Open gaps invite dental problems such as periodontal disease, tooth decay, and teeth that drift out of place. Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants can help your smile regain its original strength and bite force. One of… Read more »

Toothbrush Cleaning Tips

Do you have the urge to clean your toothbrush? If so, you’re not alone. Many people think that because our mouths and bathrooms are covered in bacteria, the toothbrush needs to be sanitized. Now, little did you know, this is not the case. According to the American Dental Association, sanitizing your toothbrush is unnecessary because… Read more »