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 »

Overcome Severe Tooth Loss With Denture Placement

If an area of your mouth has lost multiple teeth, or you have suffered full tooth loss, you may struggle with an impaired ability to chew your food or speak clearly. It may be possible for Dr. Jeff Tufarolo to restore missing teeth through treatment such as dental implants or... Read more »

The Types of Toothaches

For most of us, there is only one kind of toothache: the painful kind. No matter the cause, a toothache makes a person miserable, and the only thing they can think about it is putting an end to the pain. But toothaches can be caused by three things: gum disease,... Read more »

Treating a Cavity With a Dental Filling

A chronic acidic environment can start to develop in your mouth if you forget to brush each morning and night or floss your teeth once per day. Over time, the persistent presence of plaque acids and bacterial deposits trapped in contours of your teeth could cause a cavity to form.... Read more »

Preventing Periodontal Disease Starts With Good Oral Hygiene Habits

Periodontal disease is unfortunately prevalent throughout the adult population. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention note that an estimated 47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease.   Without professional attention from a dentist like Dr. Jeff Tufarolo even the mile periodontal inflammation... Read more »

Common Questions Concerning Halitosis

Preventing halitosis, also known as bad breath, begins with making sure you're aware of the signs and symptoms associated with it. Even though several indications of bad breath may have you believe that is caused by an issue within your mouth, the truth is it could be linked to an... Read more »

Better Smiles Begin with Eliminating Plaque Buildup

Did you know that plaque build-up is one of the greatest risks to your oral health? Plaque build-up is a sticky film that covers your teeth with a thin layer of food particles, debris and bacteria. The bacteria in plaque is known to convert substances such as sugars and starches... Read more »