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 »

Kicking the Thumb Sucking Habit

Many young children suck their thumbs. If its something your child is doing, there is no cause for alarm. It is a natural thing for babies, and most kids grow out of it by the age of four, or when their permanent teeth start to come in. But if your... Read more »

Your Guide to Oral Infections

The best way to understand how to avoid something is to first understand exactly what it is that you’re avoiding. That goes for a lot of things in life - work, school and even dating. But it applies exceptionally well to your health. How often, though, do you work to... Read more »

Tricks to Defend Your Smile

Our dentist, Dr. Jeremy Johnson, wants you to have the top-notch smile and oral health you deserve. One way to achieve those goals is to make sure to protect your smile. Unfortunately, there are many things in the world that can threaten and damage your teeth and gums. The good... Read more »

Dentistry in Motion: Mouthwash

Are you aware of the benefits that mouthwash products can provide for your smile? Mouthwash is typically designed to rinse away food particles and debris that may be present in your mouth along with neutralizing the effects of halitosis. Halitosis, also known as bad breath, arises when foul odors emanate... Read more »

The Good Work Habits for Your Smile

If you want a strong and successful smile, then you need to do everything you can to care for your teeth and gums regularly. This means you need to care for your smile while you’re at work. Fortunately, there are good work habits that can help you clean and care... Read more »

What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

Do you struggle to enjoy your morning coffee or late-night ice cream without experiencing pain? If so, you are not alone. Having sensitive teeth is very common among adults, and there are many possible causes. To help you understand more about sensitive teeth, Dr. Jeremy Johnson here at Monroe Smiles... Read more »

Treating a Minor Dental Fracture with a Dental Filling

Dental fractures that affect a tooth’s enamel layer can vary in size and severity. Some chips and minor dental fractures might not cause any sensitivity or pain. Yet the tooth should still be examined and treated by our dentist, Dr. Jeremy Johnson before a cavity can develop in the compromised... Read more »