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 »

Learn All About Halitosis Here

Halitosis is a dental problem that can inconvenience, trouble and annoy many people. Halitosis is a technical term for chronic bad breath. No matter how many times you brush your tongue, rinse with mouthwash and eat mints, that bad breath just won’t go away! If you’re a victim of halitosis,... Read more »

Gum Recession Treatments

If your gums have receded from the base of the teeth, making the teeth look longer, exposing the tooth roots and causing tooth sensitivity, then our dentists, Dr. Bryce Barfuss and Dr. Erik Permann, are thrilled to treat your gum recession and help you return to the top-notch smile and... Read more »

Tips for Having a Healthy Spring Smile as a Senior

Do you want a healthy senior smile this spring? If so, our dentists, Dr. Bryce Barfuss and Dr. Erik Permann, are happy to help you reach your goals. You deserve a smile you love! Today, our dentists would like to give you the tips you need to keep your teeth... Read more »

Creating a Smile With Veneers

Do you have teeth that are slightly chipped or crooked? Are some of your teeth discolored or slightly broken, making you feel less confident in your smile? If so, dental veneers could be a viable solution for your smile. If you have broken teeth, they could make it even physically... Read more »

Are Dental Implants for You?

Have you been considering getting a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, but would like more information on them? If so, you have come to the right blog! Today, we would like to provide you with a quick break down on what dental implants are. Dental implants are a... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Summit Dental Care, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and... Read more »