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 »

Great Dental Care Equals a Great Smile

By now you may have already seen the value of daily oral hygiene when it comes to maintaining a healthy mouth with strong teeth and gums. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush combined with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing in between the teeth and... Read more »

Conditions that Can Result in Bleeding Gums

Signs of bleeding gums include seeing redness in the sink when you spit after brushing your teeth or flossing. It’s important to address this condition because it could be a sign of gum disease or other oral health conditions. We review some of the oral health conditions that can lead... Read more »

What to Keep in Mind about the Teething Process

If you have a child who is undergoing teething, this period of their life can be very uncomfortable for you and your little one. Dr. Sam Cigno, his associates and our team are here to help you make the process as comfortable as possible by providing insight into teething and... Read more »

A Mouthguard is Absolutely Necessary

Do you remember being young and going out ride your bike, only to hear your parents ask if you remembered your helmet? It seemed silly at the time, but when you inevitably crashed on your bike (because what kid hasn’t?) you were pretty happy you listened to mom and dad.... Read more »

Easy Practices to Avoid Oral Trauma

Our dental team at Cigno Dental Care is eager to help our patients enjoy lifelong oral health. In addition to encouraging routine oral hygiene habits that lower the likelihood of tooth decay and gum disease, we also encourage steps to protect your smile from oral trauma. Below we highlight some... Read more »

Dental Checkups: The Benefits You Reap

Are you interested in knowing the benefits of your regular dental checkups? If so, you have come to the right blog. Today, our dentist, Dr. Sam Cigno, is happy to tell you all about the ways your dental checkups can help you, your smile and your oral health. The benefits... Read more »