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 »

Basic Oral Health Care Tips to Keep a Healthy Smile

Oral hygiene is an important step that keeps our smile healthy and teeth strong enough to last a lifetime. Without the basic oral health care essentials, our oral health can decline rapidly causing you to lose teeth and suffer from gum disease. That is why, our dentists, Drs. Lehmkuhler and... Read more »

Dental Veneers

Are you aware of the benefits of dental veneers? Veneers can improve your smile by helping to cover the cracks, chips or stain on the front surfaces of teeth. They can also add length to your teeth and close gaps in your smile. They add an extra layer of protection... Read more »