Gift Yourself and Your Loved Ones With a Healthier Smile

Your daily brushing and flossing routine is crucial to thwarting dreaded cavities and gum disease from invading your smile, but by itself, it’s still not enough to maintain top-notch oral health. There is a reason we recommend regular dental cleanings and exams! Seeing our dental team for routine dental checkups... Read more »

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... 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... 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 »

Why Should I Attend My Checkups?

If you ever wonder why you should attend your routine dental checkups at Catharine Willis DMD, then you have come to the right blog. Today, our dentist, Dr. Catharine Willis, is happy to explain why your dental checkups are very important for your oral health and smile. Your dental checkups... Read more »

Do You Need to Repair a Tooth with a Dental Crown?

Your tooth enamel is very strong thanks to the densely packed microscopic crystals that are its structure, but the enamel can still be weakened by chewing on hard objects, tooth grinding or receiving a strong blow to the face. The presence of a chipped tooth may cause you to need... Read more »

Problems With Gingivitis Can Worsen Without Professional Treatment

Bacterial deposits can start to accumulate on your teeth if you sometimes forget to brush your teeth twice each day or you are remiss to floss between each of your teeth as well as along the gumline. In time lingering food particles and plaque can harden into tartar. Once this... Read more »

Antiseptic Mouthwash Can Help Kill Additional Oral Bacteria

Cavity and gum disease prevention starts with a consistent oral hygiene routine. Brushing your teeth twice each day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste serves to remove plaque and food particles from the faces of our teeth. Carefully flossing once each day also removes bacterial deposits from the spaces... Read more »