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 »

Is DIY Teeth Whitening a Good Idea?

Sometimes brushing and flossing twice a day does not have the whitening affects you desire. If this is the case for you, then maybe it is time to consider other whitening options. There are many options available including do-it-yourself ones and professional treatments as well. Our dentist, Dr. Mark Jensen... Read more »

The Appeal of Dental Bonding

What is dental bonding and what is it used for? The treatment involves applying a special material to your teeth to cover up blemishes and improve their overall appearance. Here is how it can help you. Bonding might be helpful if your teeth get into a spot of trouble, like... Read more »

Long-Lasting Smiles Can Benefit From TMJ Disorder Prevention and Treatments

Do you know what a TMJ disorder is and how to identify probable causes of them? To help keep your smile at its best of care, always identify TMJ disorders and apply the appropriate treatments. When a TMJ disorder is present, it often means that some form of damage has... Read more »

The Truth About Tartar

Tartar, also called dental calculus, is a hardened, calcified deposit on the teeth. It once was sticky plaque, but was allowed to remain and build up. Like a pupa changing into a butterfly, it now has become something else. Something much, much, worse. Unlike the beautiful butterfly, it is ugly.... Read more »

Your Denture Needs Daily Care and Cleaning

A dentist like Dr. Mark Jensen will often recommend a complete or partial denture for patients who have lost multiple teeth to severe gum disease or oral trauma. This removable dental appliance can help replace the essential function and appearance of the missing teeth. It incorporates a pink base that... Read more »

Sources of Bleeding Gums

We hope you understand the importance of daily oral care for your teeth and gums, such as brushing and flossing. Like your teeth, your gums need to maintain excellent health because they perform functions such as supporting and cushioning the teeth. The health of your gums can provide insight into... Read more »

Over-the-Counter Whitening vs Professional At-Home Whitening

Are you interested in knowing the differences between over-the-counter and professional at-home teeth whitening treatments? If so, you have come to the right blog! Today, our dentist, Dr. Mark Jensen, is happy to discuss the details of both treatments. The more you know about teeth whitening, the better chance you... Read more »

Do You Have a Damaged Tooth Pulp? A Root Canal to the Rescue!

A damaged tooth pulp can often be treated with a root canal procedure to save the tooth and prevent extraction. The tooth root can be damaged due to decay or infection, which can result from accidental injury to the tooth, having a deep cavity, incurring a crack, or having had... Read more »