Blog Archive

Best and Worst Halloween Treats for Your Kids’ Teeth Oct 1st, 2019

Most children love to eat candy, and Halloween is a holiday that gives them access to loads of it. Going door to door for trick or treating usually results in children having impressive stashes of sugary treats that they want to gobble for weeks afterward. You are likely wondering if...

What is a Deep Cleaning and Why Would I Need One? Sep 1st, 2019

You know that regular cleanings are an important facet of proper dental care, but you may not know too much about deep cleaning and why you might need it. At the offices of Richard Hardt, DDS, your dental health is our top priority.  We want to make sure that you’re...

How to Handle the Most Common Dental Emergencies Aug 6th, 2019

When you realize something is wrong in your mouth, it’s natural to feel worried or afraid. After all, it’s difficult to see inside your mouth and often dental emergencies are accompanied by pain, discomfort, or bleeding.  While visiting a dentist for a professional assessment is always best, dental emergencies can...

The Source of Your Migraines? It Could Be TMJ Jul 12th, 2019

There’s no doubt the pain from a migraine headache is horrendous. The throbbing, intense, viselike feeling may occur on one, or both sides of your head, and typically becomes more violent with movement or exposure to light.  A migraine headache lasts anywhere from a few hours to a few days,...

Everything You Need To Know About Your Wisdom Teeth Jun 12th, 2019

Are you experiencing jaw pain? If so, there’s a chance your wisdom teeth may be impacted. So what are wisdom teeth and how can they cause pain? In this blog, Richard Hardt, D.D.S., explains what wisdom teeth are, where they’re located, and what may be the reasons to have them...

How Your Teeth Reflect Your Overall Health May 6th, 2019

Your teeth are good for a lot of things. Of course, they help to break your food down into smaller pieces so you can swallow it better. They make up your smile, which is one of the first things people often notice about others. But did you know they’re also...

Why Sleep Apnea Should Always Be Taken Seriously and Treated Apr 15th, 2019

More than 18 million Americans have sleep apnea, a condition that impairs your ability to breathe while you sleep. Many people who have sleep apnea might not even know it, but getting a proper diagnosis is important. If left untreated, sleep apnea can bring fatigue, affect your memory, and put...

Common Symptoms Of Oral Cancer To Look Out For Mar 1st, 2019

About 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer every year. About 43% of those people will die in the next five years due to oral cancer. Though oral cancer is often no more difficult to treat than other cancers, it is typically discovered in late stages. Oral cancer is a...

Learn to Love Your Smile Again with New Veneers Feb 7th, 2019

Everyone wants to have a bright, beautiful smile. Your teeth, though, are susceptible to damage, age, and genetics. Chips, discoloration, gaps, and more can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. If you have a smile that leaves you unhappy, you can do something about it. Porcelain veneers can correct...

Beyond a Beautiful Smile: How Healthy Gums and Teeth Impact Your Overall Health Jan 7th, 2019

You might consider yourself a healthy person. Maybe you exercise regularly, eat well, sleep 7-8 hours per night, meditate, and so on. But sometimes you can be blindsided by health issues  you’re not paying attention to, such as your gums and teeth. Believe it or not, your gums and teeth...

Your Foolproof Guide to Preventing Bad Breath Dec 7th, 2018

Bad breath is a common problem. It can occur anytime and for many different reasons. From the medications you take to that garlic and anchovy pizza you had for lunch, there are all sorts of sources contributing to your bad breath. It’s not always easy to control the source (who...

5 Tips to Help Your Child Overcome Dental Anxiety Nov 15th, 2018

Of course parents want what’s best for their children. But what’s best for them isn’t always what they want. Going to the dentist is sometimes one of those things, and your child’s dental anxiety can be stressful for both of you. Dental anxiety is different from just not liking going...

8 Cool Facts About Invisalign® You Didn't Know Oct 31st, 2018

Since introducing Invisalign to the general public in May of 2000, it’s become an industry leader in teeth-straightening systems and has improved more than 5 million smiles around the world. At our practice, Dr. Hardt and Dr. Monterroso rely on this advanced dental treatment to help men, women, and teenagers...

Crowns Versus Veneers: Which is Right for You? Sep 14th, 2018

If you’re feeling fed up with your discolored teeth and broken smile, you’ve probably been weighing up your treatment options for a while. You may be wondering whether crowns or veneers are the best choice for you.It’s a question we’re often asked here at Richard Hardt, D.D.S., so let’s take...

5 Awesome Benefits of Laser Dentistry Aug 14th, 2018

When American engineer and physicist Theodore Harold Maiman demonstrated a hand-held device using laser technology in 1960, he had no idea of the many ways lasers would be incorporated in everyday life not only in the United States, but also around the globe.The characteristic ability to precisely cut and target...