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 »

Taming Morning Breath

Wouldn’t life be great if it were like a cartoon or a movie? You wake up in the morning feeling great, singing a song while bluebirds place flowers on your window sill. But many people get up after hitting the snooze bar multiple times, dreading the day ahead and with... Read more »

Dental Inlays and Onlays Can Provide Conservative Dental Care

When the molars and premolars develop cavities, they can often turn into large areas of tooth decay that require prompt restorative dentistry to protect your oral health. If you suspect you have a cavity in one or more teeth, we encourage you to schedule a visit with Drs. Lehmkuhler or... Read more »

Teach Old Teeth New Tricks

As you grow older, you’ll have to deal with different health issues. From visits with different types of doctors to regular monitoring of your knees and back, there’s a lot to keep track of. One of those problems is dental health. We don’t often keep track of this issue, but... Read more »

How to Floss to Prevent Gum Disease

At First Dental, we are committed to helping you and your family avoid gum disease by maintaining effective oral hygiene habits to clean your smile. Taking proper care of your teeth and gums with daily habits such as flossing can reduce the bacteria content that contributes to gum disease. If... Read more »