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 »

Habits That Are Bad for Your Teeth

There are a variety of things that are bad for your teeth, but did you know that many everyday habits are bad for your oral health as well? Unfortunately, many of the things we do habitually are bad for us and bad for our teeth, but there is no need to get discouraged because there… Read more »

The Significance of Mouth Jewelry Risks

In order to ensure that the mouth can continue to function as needed, make sure that you are limiting the use of mouth jewelry. Mouth jewelry typically consists of lip and tongue rings that are inserted in your mouth for an aesthetic effect. However, it can lead to dental damage in the form of oral… Read more »

How to Prevent Oral Injuries

You deserve to have a strong and healthy smile, which is why our dentists, Dr. Sheila Poetti and Dr. Avinash Bidra strongly recommend cleaning and caring for your teeth and gums regularly. Another thing you can do to increase your chances of having the top-notch smile you want is do everything you can to prevent… Read more »

Facts About Oral Tissues

Your dentist, Dr. Sheila Poetti, strongly encourages you to clean and care for your oral tissues regularly. This is because they are very important for a top-notch oral health and smile. However, keeping the gums in tip-top shape can be a tough task if you don’t know much about them. So, our dentist is happy… Read more »

Flossing: Just Do It!

In this day and age, with modern advances in oral health technology and tools, there is just no excuse anymore for neglecting to floss once a day. Besides the numerous beneficial reasons why you should add flossing to your daily routine, the procedure is not as cumbersome as it used to be. Even with the… Read more »

The Different Benefits of Amalgam and Composite Dental Fillings

While dental fillings are one of the most common and well-known restorative dental treatments, there may be a lot you don’t know about their uses and benefits. At Cloverleaf Dental Center, we are pleased to provide amalgam and composite dental fillings to repair cavities and other tooth damage, with the different benefits depending on the… Read more »