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Infant Oral Care: Is it Really Important?

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 in Early Dental Care, First Dental Visit | 0 comments

Infant Oral Care: Is it Really Important?

Did you know that the AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) recommends that you schedule your child’s first oral hygiene appointment when they reach their 1st birthday? Why so soon? Prevention! The best way to treat decay is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. Dental problems can occur early from baby bottle decay or nursing. Approximately half of all children between the ages of 2 and 3 have at least mild gum tissue inflammation as well. Educate yourself on infant oral care tips to help prevent many common problems!...

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Are You Prepared for a Dental Emergency?

Posted by on Jan 19, 2018 in dental emergencies | 0 comments

Are You Prepared for a Dental Emergency?

Prepare now for a possible dental emergency by educating yourself on what to do when one occurs. Knowing when to involve your dentist and when to handle something on your own can help you have an action plan right when an issue occurs. Some patients may find themselves with toothaches, broken or fractured teeth, a chipped tooth, unexplainable pain, knocked-out teeth (with injuries and accidents) and more. Teeth can be saved even if they are knocked out if you follow certain procedures to preserve them. Learn about what to do in a dental...

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Winter Cold Causing You Tooth Sensitivity?

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in dental emergencies, dental health, Winter dry mouth | 0 comments

Winter Cold Causing You Tooth Sensitivity?

Does a blast of winter cold air cause you any tooth sensitivity or teeth-related pain? If so, it may be time to visit your dentist. When tooth enamel is worn down or gums have receded, tiny tube surfaces are exposed. This can cause tooth sensitivity and pain when your teeth are exposed to cold air or cold foods and liquids. Tooth sensitivity is a strong indicator that treatment is needed. Find out ways to help combat sensitive teeth today! Tooth Sensitivity Nobody likes to have problems with their teeth. Problems can intensify during the...

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When Tooth Extractions Become Necessary

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in cosmetic dentistry | 0 comments

When Tooth Extractions Become Necessary

  Practicing good oral hygiene and having your regular dental check-ups and cleanings decreases your chances of tooth extractions, but sometimes things don’t go as planned. Accidents and trauma come unexpectedly and can cause unexpected results. Some health conditions can also endanger the strength and composition of your teeth. Tooth decay or periodontal disease can strike anyone, so it is important to do all you can to prevent both. These conditions can lead to tooth extractions. Learn how you can keep your teeth and keep them healthy!...

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Go Natural with Tooth-Colored Fillings

Posted by on Dec 22, 2017 in cosmetic dentistry, dental health | 0 comments

Go Natural with Tooth-Colored Fillings

  Even after sincere dedication to oral hygiene, sometimes cavities strike. But when they do, you don’t have to sacrifice the look of your smile with a mouth full of metal. Composite fillings—also referred to as tooth-colored fillings—can retain the natural look and strength of your smile after cavity treatment is complete. Composite resins are composed of ceramic and plastic compounds built to withstand the pressures of chewing, biting and grinding. Tooth-colored fillings are blended to match the exact shade of your tooth for a seamless...

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Invisalign Treatment Wins “Most Worth It” Award

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Invisalign | 0 comments

Invisalign Treatment Wins “Most Worth It” Award

Invisalign clear aligners won RealSelf’s inaugural “Most Worth It” Award this year. As the largest online resource for information on cosmetic procedures, RealSelf offers consumers insights into what is “worth it” and what isn’t. More than 9 million people visit RealSelf each month to find out which treatments and providers are a worthwhile investment. In 2016, consumers on RealSelf submitted thousands of “Worth It” ratings for nonsurgical treatments. This year’s recipients of the RealSelf Most Worth It Award are...

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Why Patients Choose Dental Implants

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Losing one or more of your teeth changes your smile, diminishes your ability to chew properly, and can impact your diet and nutrition. The challenges that arise from losing your natural teeth are coupled with bone loss that can cause you to lose more teeth. Losing teeth can also affect your ability to have a healthy, functioning mouth and jaw. However, this doesn’t have to be your fate! Dental implants can help preserve your bone and can protect your healthy teeth. They can also eliminate the need for dentures and provide you a permanent...

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Different Drinks and How They Harm Your Teeth

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in brushing and flossing, dental health | 0 comments

People need at least 8 ounces of liquid each day to stay hydrated and healthy. The beverages you choose can make a major impact on your oral health and overall wellness. Millions of people consume sports drinks, sodas, and caffeinated beverages each day, never knowing that these drinks are harming their oral health. People are also consuming energy drinks and coffees at a rate that has never before been seen. All of these beverages can harm your tooth enamel due to the sugars and various acids they contain. Learn about the substances in the...

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Preventing Broken Teeth

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in preventive dentistry | 0 comments

Preventing Broken Teeth

You may take amazing care of your teeth, but sometimes dental emergencies happen. Many times patients get a fracture or have broken teeth without meaning to. This can happen through sports injuries, accidents, or even eating food that is too hard for your teeth. Sometimes, broken teeth happen due to tooth decay or gum disease that has weakened your teeth and gums. There is a difference between broken teeth, a chipped tooth, and one that is fractured. We have treatments to remedy all of these situations and tips to help you avoid broken teeth...

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The Difference Between Dentistry and Orthodontics

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in general dentistry | 0 comments

The Difference Between Dentistry and Orthodontics

Dentistry and orthodontics are both professions that deal with the teeth. However, a dentist and an orthodontist are not the same. Both dentistry and orthodontics require similar training, but an orthodontist must go through years more of schooling because they do different work. If you have a dental emergency or problems related to tooth decay, you want to see a dentist. If you have a bite or alignment issue and are in need of braces or surgery to correct that issue, you want to see an orthodontist. While both dentistry and orthodontics...

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