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, catching problems in their early... 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 tooth’s chewing action. Over time,... 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 living cells it can’t grow... 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 your family history. We will... read more »

Oral Hygiene Tips

Keeping up your oral health is just as important as paying attention to your waistline and your diet. In fact, you could argue that oral health is such a good indicator of systemic health that you need to give it special attention. But we know it’s not always easy to keep up with your oral health. We don’t want to... read more »

Your Kid’s First Time at the Dentist

The first time you take your kid to the dentist, you’ll be faced with a few challenges. It’s a new environment for most kids and one that’s full of things that can potentially be scary. From sharp-looking instruments to bright lights and drills, there’s a lot that can scare kids. Luckily, we know how to help you prepare your kids... read more »

Caring for Your Dental Bond

If you have a tooth that could use a little sprucing up, why not talk to our dentist, Dr. Timothy Backiewicz about a dental bond? The composite resin used in a dental bond is crafted to match the color of your tooth and is shaped by our dentist to repair a cavity, minor chips, and fractures. It is inexpensive and... read more »

April: Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month? As part of your routine dental checkup, oral cancer screenings are typically done by our dentist. When you come in for a dental checkup, we look for cavities, signs of gum disease and any signs of abnormalities in the oral cavity, including oral cancer. In fact, in the year 2018... read more »

Cover the Flaws in Your Tooth with a Dental Crown

Are you looking for ways to cover the flaws in your teeth? If so, a dental crown could be right for you! Dr. Timothy Backiewicz with New Albany Family Dentistry in New Albany, Ohio, understands the embarrassing effect flaws in your smile can have in your life. That is why we have provided this information on dental crowns and their... read more »