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 »

A Fractured Primary Tooth Needs to Be Examined

Children are sometimes prone to bad oral habits like chewing on ice and nibbling on pens and pencils. They also tend to take chances with their teeth crunching on hard candies, biting their fingernails or using their teeth to wrench open water bottles and other containers. These habits can leave... Read more »

The Tools that Clean Your Teeth

Keeping up a healthy oral hygiene routine is important. Not only should you be brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, and flossing at least once a day, but you should be coming in for a professional cleaning twice a year. When you come in for your six-month dental... Read more »

Healthy Teeth on the Road

Traveling is a ton of fun. But it’s also exhausting, and when you fall into your hotel bed or tent at night, it’s easy to put off important things - like brushing your teeth. However, it’s entirely possible, and easy, to have healthy teeth while on the road. The good... Read more »

Why Scaling and Root Planing May Be Recommended

When you receive a routine dental cleaning from your dentist, you typically have your gum line cleaned, too, to remove plaque from your smile. This is done to reduce your risk of gum disease, in which the gum tissues become inflamed due to a buildup of tartar and bacterial plaque.... Read more »

General Guidelines for a First-Time Pediatric Dental Visit

Your child’s first dental visit can be a source of stress if you are unsure how to coach your child or have some dental anxiety yourself. Our team at Jon Ormson DDS wants to help you ensure a positive experience for your child so that they feel comfortable at all... Read more »

Enjoy the Same-Day Benefits of CEREC Technology

Are you interested in enhancing the quality of your dental health with a high-quality dental restoration? Jon Ormson DDS invites you to consider our CEREC technology, which can improve damaged teeth with durable and aesthetic restorations that last for years. With CEREC, you can receive a dental crown or filling... Read more »