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 »

Battling a Toothache

There is an old Polish proverb that says “The tongue ever turns to the aching tooth.” And if you have ever had an aching tooth, you know exactly what that proverb means. When you have a toothache, it is not uncommon for you to think of nothing else. A toothache... Read more »

Does Your Cavity Need a Dental Inlay or Onlay?

When a cavity develops on a molar or premolar, leading to a large section of tooth decay, it could lead to compromised oral health, too. It’s crucial to your smile that Dr. Michael J Leahy provide restorative dentistry as soon as possible to stop the dental problem from becoming more... Read more »

Good and Bad Dental Habits

If you want a top-notch smile and oral health, then you need to take good care of your teeth and gums. This means you need to use good dental habits to your advantage and avoid the bad dental habits as much as possible. To help you do so, our dentist,... Read more »

Safeguard Your Smile with an Oral Appliance

According to the American Dental Association, on an average year, more than 200,000 oral injuries are stopped because the victim was wearing a sports mouth guard. If you are involved in sports, it’s very important to safeguard your smile by wearing an appropriate oral appliance during an athletic game or... Read more »

The Wonderful Aid of Dental Crowns

Have you heard about the wonderful aid dental crowns have to offer for your oral health? If not, our team is happy to tell you! Dental crowns provide a wide variety of benefits to your oral health and can be used in many different ways to protect a tooth or... Read more »

Coping with Dry Mouth

Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, may be caused by poor oral hygiene a medical condition, certain medications, or an inadequate flow of saliva. There are several products that have been known to contribute to dry mouth, including medications that you may be taking. Several medications such as decongestants, painkillers,... Read more »