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Thinking of dentures?

Has the thought of getting dentures been on your mind lately? At Monticello Family Dentistry our number one goal is always to help you preserve all your teeth, but in some cases other options need to be explored. Let’s take a dive into what dentures are. Dentures are removable oral appliances that replace missing teeth. […]

Different Dental Roles

  What is a Dental Assistant? What is a Dental Hygienist? And what’s the difference? Both positions work under the supervision of a dentist, but they complete separate tasks. An assistant provides direct aid to the dentist during procedures. Whereas a hygienist works one on one with patients providing teeth cleanings and x-rays. According to […]

Gum Disease

Gum Disease Good dental health isn’t only about teeth, it’s also about your gums. Gum tissue is extremely important; it forms a seal around the teeth to keep them in place and forms a barrier against bacteria. Unfortunately, some people don’t take great care of their teeth. According to the CDC 47.2% of adults have some […]

Would you rather visit the dentist or swim with sharks? Five suggestions to help overcome dental anxiety.

Are you feeling apprehensive about visiting the dentist? You are not alone. According to the National Library of Medicine, an estimated 36% of the population struggle with dental anxiety, with an additional 12% suffering from extreme dental fear. Furthermore, a study done by the American Association of Endodontists, 41% of people would rather go swimming […]

Your Mouth/Your Health

Your Mouth/Your HealthDid you know that your oral health is a contributing factor to good overall health? Research has shown that gum disease is linked to a host of illnesses that can affect your brain, lungs, heart, kidneys, pancreas and bones.The Brain:Periodontal disease can affect your brain in two ways. It can increase a person’s […]

Dental Health During Pregnancy

Many of you have been asking about how Rio and her baby are doing…They are awesome! We all had a chance to meet her little guy last week and he is absolutely precious.  Congratulations Rio and Isaac on your new little man Talan! This is a great way to transition into the topic of dental […]

COVID Reopening Response Plan

A COVID-19 Update Dear Patients, We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our […]

This February teach your children to love their teeth!

According to, “February is an important month to kids’ dental care because it marks the observance of the American Dental Association’s (ADA) National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM). What started in 1941 as a one-day event in Cleveland, Ohio, this month has progressed remarkably over the years. The ADA held the first national observance […]

7 Vitamins and Minerals Your Mouth Needs

1. Calcium 2. Vitamin D 3. Potassium 4. Phosphorus 5. Vitamin K 6. Vitamin C 7. Vitamin A Check out this detailed blog from Delta Dental of California about why each Vitamin and Mineral is so important to your mouth and how you can add them to your diet. Link:

Dental Apps That Make Brushing Fun For Kids

When you’re a kid brushing your teeth might seem like a chore. As an adult trying to make sure your five-year-old is doing it well can be an even bigger pain. Below are some of our favorite, fun, and FREE tooth brushing apps for kids that can improve your child’s brushing and flossing habits. 1. […]