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 »

Long-Lasting Smiles Can Benefit From Orthodontic Braces

If you wish to straighten your teeth, consider the use of orthodontic braces. Orthodontic braces are a highly effective orthodontic treatment system that can provide you the oral health care benefits you are seeking, including enhancements to the look of your smile and upgrades to the health of your smile. To ensure your teeth and… Read more »

Steering Clear of Dry Socket

Drs. McMurray and Williams and their team understand that the best teeth for your smile are your natural teeth. However, from time to time, a tooth may become so damaged or diseased that it can’t be saved, or should be removed to preserve your oral health. When a tooth is extracted, it leaves behind a… Read more »

Smile Wide with Cavity Prevention

In order to keep your smile safe, you’re going to want to make sure that you are cleaning out any debris in your mouth. If you allow debris to build up in your mouth, it can eventually turn into plaque buildup. Plaque buildup consists of bacteria and debris that can contribute to dental erosion and… Read more »

A Failing Dental Filling Needs Timely Treatment

Minor defects in a tooth’s enamel layer can often be addressed by having a dentist install a dental filling. This mode of treatment might be called for repair an area of dental attrition, minor dental fracture or a small cavity. After the dental filling material has been bonded to the surrounding tooth enamel it will… Read more »

Issues that Can Be Resolved with a Dental Crown

Oral health issues that interfere with your smile and self-confidence can be addressed at Legacy Smiles Family Dental. We are pleased to help many patients receive effective treatment for a variety of smile issues by providing dental crowns. Today we want to discuss the benefits of dental crowns in addressing the following oral health conditions:… Read more »

How To Feed a Healthy Smile

We all want to feed our bodies well, for higher energy and general well-being. But did you know that a healthy diet positively affects your mouth health, as well? Let’s take a look at some of the healthiest foods you can choose for a healthy smile. Dairy: When eating dairy, choose low-sugar options, such as… Read more »