The Difference Between Full and Partial Dentures

Do you know the important differences between full and partial dentures? Our team is happy to review both versions for optimal tooth replacement to help you better understand how they can restore your smile. Below we will review the main types of dentures, which are full and partial dentures, and the benefits they have to... Read more »

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 fighting cancer or dental problems,... 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 the bone from the missing... 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. However, because it doesn’t have... 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 might also take into account... Read more »

Battling Bruxism

Grinding or clenching your teeth is a condition known as bruxism. It often occurs in children while they sleep, and they usually grow out of it. If it continues you should consider talking with your dentist about addressing the problem. Bruxism can be the side effect of a malocclusion, commonly known as a bad bite…. Read more »

How to Know if Dental Implants Are for You

Are you interested in finding out if dental implants are right for you, your smile and your oral health? If so, our dentist, Dr. Steven Rodriguez & Associates, encourages you to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. At your appointment, will examine your teeth, gums and jaw to find out if you’re the right… Read more »

Never Forget a Mouthguard

One of the most important pieces of equipment for any athlete is a mouthguard. It doesn’t matter if your sport is the track, curling, or underwater basket-weaving. There’s always a chance of damage to your teeth when you’re active, and you should do everything you can to prevent that damage from happening. Dr. & Associates… Read more »

Top-Notch Smiles for Spring: Taking Care of Dental Emergencies

Often times, individuals find themselves suffering from oral accidents or injuries due to causes that are often not preventable. Even if you wear safety gear at all times, it is still possible that damage may occur. Thankfully, your dentist is here to provide restorations and repairs should any damage ever befall your smile. It should… Read more »

Dental Checkup Benefits

Your dentists, Dr. Steven Rodriguez and Dr. Jeffrey Sevener, strongly recommend attending your dental checkups every six months. This is because your dental checkup can benefit you in many ways. It’s important to make your checkups a top priority. To help you understand a little more about why dental checkups are important, our dentist is happy… Read more »