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Why Fluoride is So Important

Minerals are supplements that help the body maintain good health, giving cells the ability to release enzymes, produce hormones, properly digest food, and control your metabolism. Calcium is one of the main mineral sources that people rely on each day to maintain their bone strength. For those with teeth problems, however, calcium alone doesn’t always […]

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Why is Gum Health Important?

Why is Gum Health Important?

Many people associate dentists with teeth. While your dentist is certainly concerned about the health, function, and appearance of your teeth, they are also concerned with the health of your gums as well. In fact, there are even dental specialists known as periodontists that focus exclusively on gums. After all, the health of your gums […]

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Direct vs. Indirect Restorations: What's the Difference?

Direct vs. Indirect Restorations: What’s the Difference?

Did you know that there are two different types of dental restorations your dentist can use to restore teeth affected by damage or decay? They are known as direct or indirect restorations. Although both types of restorations will restore the look and function of the affected tooth, they will do so in different ways. Ultimately, […]

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What is Oral Thrush?

What is Oral Thrush?

Did you know that your mouth has naturally-occurring bacteria that can cause tooth decay when the population increases to excessive levels? While you may or may not be aware of this, you are probably not aware of the fact that your mouth can also be affected by fungus as well. In fact, the yeast fungus […]

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Covid 19 and Your Oral Health

COVID-19 and Your Oral Health

Due to the unfortunate emergence of SARS-CoV-2 virus, more commonly known as Coronavirus or Covid-19, there have been significant and immediate changes throughout the nation as people are told to practice social distancing as a preventative measure. Certain states have even implemented various orders for residents to remain in their homes and only leave when […]

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What Is A Periodontal Cleaning?

When you see your dentist for your twice-yearly visit, professional cleaning is a traditional part of that visit. This is usually enough to protect the dental health of most patients, but in some cases, it may become necessary to perform a more thorough dental cleaning. That’s where a periodontal cleaning comes in. Periodontal cleanings are […]

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The Various Causes of Toothaches

The term toothache is a general one, applied to any sense of discomfort we may experience from our teeth. Throbbing, sharp, or achy pain are all words used to describe this experience by patients, and it can be severe enough to make chewing, speaking, and even concentrating difficult. In severe cases, it can make it […]

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The Worst Oral Habits

The Worst Oral Habits

Did you know that there are certain habits that can be detrimental to your oral health? A habit is any behavior that is routinely performed by an individual consciously or unconsciously. Habits can be either good or bad, depending on what they are. For example, a good oral health habit is maintaining a daily routine […]

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What is a Flyer's Toothache?

What is a Flyer’s Toothache?

Did you know that WWII pilots used to complain about tooth pain that only occurred while flying? Even though this can sound odd, it is a legitimate phenomenon. In fact, it was found that tooth pain could occur as a result of rapid changes in pressure and given the name aerodontalgia, or flyer’s toothache.  At […]

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What is Dental Erosion

What is Dental Erosion?

Did you know that tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the human body? In fact, tooth enamel is 96% minerals, which also makes it the most mineralized substance in the human body. Specifically, enamel is composed of hydroxyapatite, which is calcium and phosphate arranged in a crystalline pattern. Both these components and their arrangement […]

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March 6th is National Dentist’s Day

National Dentist’s Day is today, March 6th. This special day serves as a way to recognize your local dentist for all the things they do to keep your smile healthy and beautiful. Although you may not know the various ins and outs of dentistry, both general dentists and dental specialists perform a variety of tasks […]

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Things That Can Cause Toothaches

Persistent tooth pain can have a wide range of causes. Toothaches depend entirely on the source of the pain, and only your dentists will be able to determine what proper treatment is needed. From mild throbbing to unbearable pain, pain in your teeth requires prompt dental care. Here are some common reasons for toothaches and […]

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Things Dental X-Rays Can Find

Things Dental X-Rays Can Find

Did you know that dental x-rays are an important part of monitoring your oral health? They are so important, in fact, that dentists use them to diagnose a variety of dental conditions. While medical doctors will only ask for x-rays if they suspect a broken bone, dentists use dental x-rays to provide them with valuable […]

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How to Stop Tooth Sensitivity

How to Stop Tooth Sensitivity

According to the American Academy of General Dentistry about 40 million Americans are affected by tooth sensitivity. Are you one of these 40 million Americans with sensitive teeth who finds themselves avoiding things that are hot, cold, or sweet? Is the experience of eating an ice cream cone or sipping a cup of hot tea […]

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How Long Do Dental Fillings Take?

How Long Do Dental Fillings Take?

Almost everyone will need to have a dental cavity filled at some point during their lifetime. In fact, filling procedures are one of the most commonly performed dental procedures, with the American Dental Association estimating that 175 million fillings are performed yearly. However, if this is your first dental filling and you are taking time […]

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Why Dental Hygiene is Important

Why Dental Hygiene is Important

You may not think much of brushing and flossing your teeth. For you, maybe it is an everyday ritual to brush twice a day and floss once a day. Or perhaps you are a little more lax in your flossing routine and only floss a couple times a week. Maybe you even skip a brushing […]

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What is a Root Canal and Do I Need One?

Many patients tend to confuse the root canal and the root canal procedure because these terms often get interchanged by medical professionals and dentists. That’s because the word “root canal” refers to both parts of the tooth and the procedure to heal that part of the tooth. When talking about teeth anatomy, the root canal […]

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Bruxism: How to Stop

Bruxism: How to Stop

Did you know that stress can affect your oral health? The body responds to stress in a variety of ways. Some of these responses are beneficial and help us to address the cause of our stress, while others are more detrimental. One of these responses to stress can even damage your teeth and put your […]

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Cost to Replace Missing Teeth

How Much Does it Cost to Replace Missing Teeth?

As any dentist will tell you, replacing missing teeth is extremely important for many reasons. Not only will replacing missing teeth restore the look and function of your smile, but it will also prevent problems in the future. Nowadays, there are a variety of tooth replacement options available for you to choose from.    However, […]

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How Much Tooth is Needed for a Crown_

How Much Tooth is Needed for a Crown?

There are many reasons why one would wonder how much tooth is needed for a crown. Maybe this is not your first dental crown and you’re wondering if another crown can be safely placed. Maybe you’ve severely damaged your tooth to the point where there is barely any natural structure left. Perhaps your dentist has […]

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What Are Dentures Made Of

What are Dentures Made Of?

Many people are familiar with the concept of dentures and we may even seen them featured in various cartoons, TV shows, and movies. However, these depictions are seen as comical and may look visually exaggerated. When you are actually considering dentures, you may be wondering what dentures are made of and how they are made. […]

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5 Common Types of Dental Emergencies

5 Common Types of Dental Emergencies

When you accidentally sever your finger while cutting vegetables for dinner, you know to go to the emergency room. But what about when you bite into something and chip your tooth? Many people would still go to the emergency room for treatment. However, according to a recent article by the American Dental Association notes that […]

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5 Things Porcelain Veneers Can Fix

5 Things Porcelain Veneers Can Fix

Many people envy celebrities for their beautiful smiles. In fact, some people will even bring in pictures of celebrity smiles for cosmetic dental consultations. What many people may not realize, however, is that many celebrities have used porcelain veneers to achieve their beautiful smile. Celebrities such as Hilary Duff, Ben Affleck, and Miley Cyrus are […]

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3 Dental Prosthesis Supported by Dental Implants

3 Dental Prosthesis Supported by Dental Implants

Missing teeth can happen for a variety of reasons. They can fall out due to severe damage or decay, get knocked out in an accident, or need to be extracted to preserve your oral health. No matter what the reason for a missing tooth or teeth, it is recommended to replace the missing teeth once […]

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5 Types of Dental Crowns

5 Different Types of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns, also sometimes referred to as dental caps, are a commonly used dental prosthesis to restore damaged, decayed, or missing teeth. Teeth that have damage or decay that is too severe to be restored with a dental filling or composite bonding are usually restored with dental crowns, as are teeth that have undergone root […]

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What Are Those Things In the Dentist’s Office?

Going to the dentists can be intimidating, especially when you’re surrounded by equipment that you don’t know. However, there’s very little to worry about, because much of the equipment that you’ll find in the office is designed to help you maintain, heal and clean your teeth. Most of the equipment found is used for cleaning, […]

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the four types of dental bridges

The 4 Types of Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are a common dental restoration used to replace missing teeth, whether they have fallen out or have been extracted due to severe decay or structural damage. The structure of a dental bridge is just as its name suggests in that it bridges over the gap left by a missing tooth. The teeth on […]

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5 types of stains removed by teeth bleaching

5 Stains Removed by Teeth Bleaching

Teeth bleaching is one of the easiest ways to improve the look of your smile without having to undergo costly or complicated cosmetic dental procedures. Teeth bleaching, also known as teeth whitening, uses a hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide whitening agent to break down the bonds of discolored molecules. Once these molecules are broken down, […]

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3 Ways Modern Dentistry Has Improved

3 Ways Modern Dentistry Has Improved

Dentistry has come a long way since its origin in ancient times. As early as 5000 BC, Sumerian texts have been found to attribute tooth decay to “tooth worms”. Later in 2600 BC, an Egyptian tomb was made for what is believed to be the first dentist. In the Middle Ages (700-1575) the official practice […]

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4 Types of Dental Cleanings

4 Types of Dental Cleanings

Do you love drinking a cold beverage on a hot summer’s day just to feel the dull sting of tooth sensitivity? Are root canals one of your favorite past times? Is it your goal to one day have a necessary tooth extraction because of severe decay? Let’s be real, no one wants these things. In […]

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