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 »

The Facts You Should Know About In-Office Teeth Whitening

At Catharine Willis DMD, our dentist, Dr. Catharine Willis, is proud to offer in-office teeth whitening to help many patients achieve the smiles they have always wanted. If you desire a whiter and brighter smile, this treatment might be for you. To help you know more about our in-office teeth... Read more »

What Are Partial Dentures?

If you are missing a few teeth, life might be a little more difficult for you. Fortunately, you can consider a partial denture to replace those teeth and make life easier for you. As opposed to a full denture, which replaces all the teeth in a person’s mouth, a partial... Read more »

Caring for Veneers

Veneers are not much different from your own teeth in terms of keeping them in good shape. If you would like some tips of how to care for them, we can give you some right here. Staining can be a big issue, but not always. If you have porcelain veneers,... Read more »