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How Often Should You Go to the Dentist?

The average person should have two cleanings a year, one every six months. But, 42% of Americans stated they do not see their dentists as often as they would like to, falling below at least…
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Can I Be Sedated for Teeth Cleanings?

Sedation is an option for dental procedures that can help alleviate anxiety and make difficult treatments easier for the patient.With dentophobia (the fear of dentists) affecting well over six million Americans, the rise of sedation…
Oral Cancer & Gum Disease

Warning: There Is a Link between Gum Disease and Oral Cancer

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about half of all adults have gum disease. Despite the commonality of the condition, its seriousness shouldn’t be underestimated. Some studies have shown that fatty…
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What Causes a Toothache?

Toothaches can be caused by a number of things, including decay, infection, grinding of teeth, fractures, or abscesses. It will result in symptoms such as an aching jaw, increased tooth sensitivity, fever, mouth tenderness, and…
Nano-Hydroxyapatite: Is It Safe for Your Family?

Nano-Hydroxyapatite: Is It Safe for Your Family?

Nano-Medical Hydroxyapatite is showing up in toothpastes as an alternative to fluoride. It is a gold standard ingredient for oral health products in Japan known to combat tooth decay by remineralizing and repairing teeth. Researchers…
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When is the Right Time to Take a Baby to the Dentist?

Creating good dental habits in children, like regularly visiting the dentist, is necessary to ensure the best possible outcome for their lifelong oral health. But when is the right time to take a child to…
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How Can I Stop Grinding My Teeth?

Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, occurs when someone clenches or grinds their teeth excessively. Its exact cause is unknown, but it’s most commonly linked to things like stress, sleep apnea, trauma, breathing issues, and more.…
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Response to COVID-19

We are closed for all non-emergent care in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Orders. At this time we will be remaining closed until May 8. However, we are monitoring our voicemails and emails daily. Please…
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Why Do My Gums Bleed?

When most people think of oral health, they usually think of their teeth and whether or not they have cavities. However, gums play a very important role in oral hygiene as well. If the gums…
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Do Whitening Strips Work?

Teeth whitening is a $3.2 billion dollar industry. Bright, white smiles are desired by the great majority, leaving the average person scrambling for an easy solution. But even though whitening strips are advertised as the…
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Types of Dental Fillings

How Many Different Types of Fillings Are There? There are many different kinds of fillings available in a variety of materials. The material can affect the price and durability of the filling. Different filling materials…
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Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right for You?

Could cosmetic dentistry provide you with the outcomes you'd like to achieve? We break down what cosmetic dentistry can help with.
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Should You Brush Your Teeth Before or After Breakfast

Like the classics of toilet paper over or under, yanny or laurel, and the infamous dress, everyone has a preference for brushing their teeth before or after breakfast. We’re here to discuss whether it’s better…