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

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 »

Orthodontic Care for Adults

Your smile is the first thing people notice when they see you. Crooked or crowded teeth and a misaligned bite can make you feel self-conscious no matter what your age. The good news is, with today’s advances in orthodontics, straighter teeth aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. Now more... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams, our dentist can look for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which may also take into account your family history. We will look for swelling or redness and... Read more »

Dealing with Gum Disease

Your gums are very important for your oral and overall health. Yes, they do help to cover and protect the jaw bone that holds your teeth, but they also help to protect your mouth and your body from bacteria that can damage your general and oral health. The symptoms of... Read more »

Coping with a Chipped Tooth

Summer vacation means more time outside for your kids and more recreational activities. This may mean time on the playground, swinging from monkey bars, riding bikes, skateboarding, or playing sports. From time to time, accidents may happen. A fall or spill or a collision on the field may result in... Read more »

Teeth Whitening FAQ

What causes teeth to change color? There are a number of reasons why your teeth may become discolored or stained over time. Some of the most common reasons for teeth staining include: - Age - Bright or dark food and beverages - Trauma - Smoking and chewing tobacco - Certain... Read more »

What Happens During a Routine Dental Appointment

The time has come for your routine dental appointment. These appointments should be scheduled at least twice a year. This allows Dr. Calvin L. Garland and our dental team to work with you to maintain and improve your dental health. Dental Cleaning At the start of your appointment, our hygienist... Read more »

Bad Breath Causes

Bad breath, which is medically known as halitosis, can be very embarrassing and a downer on social outings. You may try to cover bad breath with mints, gum or mouthwash, but these are only temporary solutions. Address the cause of the problem with the help of Dr. Garland. Common causes... Read more »

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

As April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Garland and our team would like to educate you on the signs of oral cancer, as well as encourage you to visit our office for an oral cancer screening. Oral Cancer Oral cancer can include cancers of the lip, mouth, back of... Read more »