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 fighting cancer or dental problems,… 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 the bone from the missing… 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. However, because it doesn’t have… 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 might also take into account… Read more »

A Severely Decayed Tooth Might Need a Total Extraction

Ignoring a chipped tooth or a tooth with a seemingly small cavity might start out simple at first. Yet as time goes on a bacterial presence can establish itself in the compromised area leading to increasingly severe complications. As time passes the untreated area of tooth decay will gradually progress. As it starts to compromise… Read more »

Eating Disorders and Your Dental Health

Do you know someone with an eating disorder? While the health complications to the body are many, it is important to know what an eating disorder does to your teeth and overall oral health. It is for this reason that we delicately approach this topic. Did you know that many times an eating disorder is… Read more »

Smile Marvels: Periodontics

Rather than waiting for injuries and accidents to occur to your smile, it is important to be proactive and take the necessary steps to protect your mouth from any potential damage that can occur. However, not all forms of damage can be prevented, as oral accidents and injuries can arise even if you do everything… Read more »

Choose Dental Sealants Over Cavities

Your teeth are strong and specifically shaped to help you bite and chew food. In particular, your back teeth, or your molars and premolars, fulfill this purpose by using ridges called cusps to grind bites of food. These cusps are vital to your digestions, but they can also easily grab plaque and food debris and… Read more »

Three Steps to a Positive Pediatric Dental Visit

If you are bringing a child to their first dental visit, it’s normal to feel some stress over the matter, especially if you have some dental anxiety of your own. Our team at Arel C Ondoy DMD can provide custom reassurance to help you create a positive experience that encourages your child to enjoy dental… Read more »

First-Aid and Professional Treatment for a Fractured Tooth

Sometimes, something such as an accidental fall or an oral injury can hit a tooth with sufficient force to fracture it. In a moment like this, you might need to apply some simple first-aid while you seek emergency treatment. Gently rinse your mouth with a little lukewarm salt water to help to clear away any… Read more »