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 »

Aging and Oral Health

Your dental health is critical to take care of as you age. In fact, time can change the health of your teeth and gums, and if neglected, you could suffer many oral health disasters or problems. Luckily, there are things you can do to help your oral health as you... Read more »

A Basic Rundown of Invisalign®

Are you looking for an orthodontic treatment to drastically improve your oral health while straightening your teeth and being minimally invasive all at the same time? If so, consider Invisalign®. Through Invisalign orthodontic alignments, it is possible to improve your oral health by straightening your teeth with a nearly invisible... Read more »

Knowing When to Get Dentures

If you were asked when the best time to get dentures is, would you know how to answer that question? Unless you’re a dentist, probably not. But even in a world where implants are readily available, there are a lot of use cases where dentures are a good option. Today,... Read more »

The Basics: Mouthwash

If you have noticed that damages continue to occur to your teeth and gums, you may want to consider an alternative treatment method as a supplemental cleaning tool. The more options you have at your disposal to keep your smile clean, the less likely you are to suffer from future... Read more »

Tooth Loss from a Severe Cavity Might Be Addressed by a Dental Bridge

A cavity can sometimes develop in the contours of a tooth’s enamel layer. If it goes unnoticed or untreated the small area of tooth decay can continue to spread. In time it could lead to a severe fracture of the tooth. If the bacterial presence has also compromised the root... Read more »

Don’t Live With an Unsightly Smile; Choose a Composite Filling

Our dentist and team at Southland Smiles wants to help you enjoy a beautiful smile by addressing any unwanted smile flaws. You may find that a composite dental filling is an excellent option to treat a cavity or chipped tooth. We invite you to come see on of our dentists,... Read more »