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Why You Should Replace Metal Fillings

Why You Should Replace Metal Fillings

When it comes to dental fillings, there are two main choices: metal or nonmetal. Metal fillings have been commonly used since the 1800s, however they are now starting to decrease in popularity. Metal fillings can either be gold fillings composed of gold, copper, and other metals, or amalgam fillings, which are an amalgamation of silver, […]

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Transitioning from Dentures to Dental Implants

Transitioning from Dentures to Dental Implants

Dentures and dental implants are two types of dental prosthetics your dentist uses to replace multiple missing teeth. In fact, both can be used to replace an entire arch of teeth, as well as an entire mouth of missing teeth. However, dentures tend to have a shorter lifespan than dental implants, which means you may […]

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How to Keep Your Teeth White

5 Ways to Keep Your Teeth White

Whether you have naturally bright teeth or you have just had your teeth professionally whitened, chances are you want to keep your teeth white for as long as possible. However, that feat can be much easier said than done. Eventually your teeth will stain again, but there are still some things to do to help […]

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How to Fix a Broken Tooth

How to Fix a Broken Tooth

Your teeth are coated with a protective layer known as tooth enamel. Tooth enamel is extremely strong and is actually the strongest material in the human body. However, even though tooth enamel is very strong, it can still be damaged by using your teeth to open packages, chewing on hard objects, biting your nails, or […]

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What Is Endodontic Treatment?

When the topic of endodontic treatment comes up, you may be confused as to what, exactly, that entails. The secret is in the name. “Endo” and “odont” are the root words of endodontic and come from Greek. “Endo” means “inside,” while “odont” means “tooth.” Endodontic treatments, therefore, are treatments for the interior of your tooth. […]

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Cosmetic Dental Treatments for Enamel Erosion

Cosmetic Dental Treatments for Enamel Erosion

Have you noticed that your teeth have become more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures than usual? Do you grind or clench your teeth due to stress? Are your teeth looking more yellow every day despite regular brushing and flossing? If you find yourself answering “yes” to any of these questions, then your tooth enamel […]

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Got Allergies? Tell Your Dentist

Got Allergies? Tell Your Dentist

Did you know that the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America estimates that 50 million Americans are affected by seasonal allergies every year? Did you also know that seasonal allergies can affect your oral health? Many people don’t realize that their seasonal allergies can affect their oral health, therefore they often forget to tell their […]

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Is Dental Bonding as Good as Veneers?

The question: is dental bonding as good as veneers? is one that dentists get asked often, especially by patients who are debating between both treatments. The reason why this question is so common is due to the fact that both dental bonding and veneers produce similar results in different ways.  Both treatments are able to […]

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The Best Dental Hygiene Tips

Proper dental hygiene is extremely important to preserve your oral health. In fact, it is so important that the American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA) has devoted the entire month of October to being National Dental Hygiene Month. Although your dentists and dental hygienists promote good oral habits all year round, there is a push during […]

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What Is A Periodontal Cleaning?

If you see your dentist for your twice-a-year check-up, you’re probably familiar with the regular dental cleaning you receive at them. This cleaning is an important part of ensuring that your oral health remains unimpeded by the ravages of plaque and tartar. Even with regular dental hygiene practices at home, there’s a good chance you […]

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Do You Need to Clean Your Tongue?

Do You Need to Clean Your Tongue?

Most of us have been told that brushing and flossing daily are important parts of keeping our teeth and gums healthy. In fact, the American Dental Association formally states that brushing twice a day for two minutes and flossing daily can help prevent dental issues such as tooth decay and gum disease. However, our teeth […]

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Ways To Improve Gum Health

Ways to Improve Gum Health

Did you know that your gum health can directly affect the health of your teeth? When you consider the fact that the gums are one of the main structures responsible for holding your teeth in their correct position, it makes sense that the health of both is so closely related. Peiple with healthy gums are […]

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What is Dental Resorption?

What is Dental Resorption?

Did you know that you can actually lose parts of your teeth? While this may sound like part of a horror movie, it is an unfortunate fact that certain dental injuries or irritations can cause parts of your tooth to deteriorate. This is known as a process called dental resorption and it can affect the […]

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Waterpik vs. Flossing: Which is Best?

Waterpik vs. Flossing: Which is Best?

A large part of having a beautiful smile is maintaining your oral health. Both your natural teeth and cosmetic restorations will need to be cared for daily to ensure that they stay in the best possible condition. The American Dental Association recommends that you brush at least twice a day and floss at least once […]

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Foods That Benefit Your Oral Health

When we’re taking care of our teeth, the usual rag and bone involves brushing our teeth, using floss, and rinsing with mouthwash. While these can go a long way to protecting our dental health, there are additional steps we can take throughout our day that can ensure our smile will always be looking its best. […]

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4 Ways Your General Dentist Alleviates Dental Anxiety

4 Ways Your General Dentist Alleviates Dental Anxiety

The American Dental Association recommends visiting your local dental office at least once every six months for a dental exam and teeth cleaning. However, some people avoid these regular dental visits because they fear going to the dentist and statistics state that as many as 9-20% of Americans avoid the dentist altogether. Dental anxiety is […]

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3 Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

3 Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

The human mouth contains 32 permanent teeth, which are all essential for chewing, biting, speaking, and smiling. When one or more of these teeth are lost due to damage, decay, or dental trauma, it can cause a range of problems for the remaining teeth. In order to prevent the remaining teeth from being negatively affected […]

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What Saliva Does

What Saliva Does

When people think about their oral health, they often focus primarily on their teeth and maybe their gums. However, many people don’t consider saliva. Saliva, or spit, is the clear, lubricating fluid inside the mouth composed of water, bacteria, viruses, enzymes, blood cells, mucus, and undigested food particles. There are three main locations where the […]

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What is the Black Spot on the Inside of my Cheek?

What is the Black Spot on the Inside of my Cheek?

During your regular brushing and flossing routine, you may be alarmed if you find a black spot on the inside of your cheek. Black spots or dark spots on the inside of your cheek can be caused by a variety of different things, most of which are mild and easily treatable. However, some causes of […]

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5 Causes of Protruding Teeth

5 Causes of Protruding Teeth

Did you know that children under the age of six with teeth that stick out more than 3 mm are three times more likely to suffer from dental trauma and children over the age of six with teeth that stick out more than 5 mm have double the chance of dental trauma? In fact, a […]

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Root Canal Vs. Dental Implants

Root Canals vs. Dental Implants: Which is Best?

Pulp infections occur when bacteria has entered the innermost layer of the tooth. Since dental pulp is composed of blood vessels and nerves, it can become inflamed and cause a sudden, deep tooth pain. Unfortunately, the only treatment for a pulp infection is to remove all the infected tissue. Traditionally, this has been accomplished through […]

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Everything You Need to Know About a Dry Socket

Everything You Need to Know About a Dry Socket

Tooth extractions are performed when one or more teeth poses an oral health threat to the surrounding structures. Teeth can be extracted due to damage or decay, but wisdom teeth are also often extracted because they don’t fit properly into the mouth. After one or more teeth are extracted, there is a possibility that one […]

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Common Flossing Mistakes

Common Flossing Mistakes

Last month, we covered some of the most common mistakes made while toothbrushing. Brushing your teeth is a part of your daily oral hygiene routine and should be completed at least twice a day for two minutes at a time. However, brushing your teeth is not the only way to keep your teeth clean. In […]

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Dental Care During Your Pregnancy

You’ve discovered you’re pregnant, and your family is going to grow! Let us be the first to congratulate you on this exciting time. We’re certain you have some questions about your dental health and what you can do to keep your smile looking great throughout your pregnancy. We’ll be happy to answer those, as well […]

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Tips to Manage Hypersensitivity

Tips to Manage Hypersensitivity

As summer approaches, there are several cold summer treats that you may be craving such as ice cream, slushies, popsicles, and much more. However your teeth may not share the same feelings as you do when it comes to cold treats. In fact, some people may even experience a sudden and severe pain coming from […]

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Dental Problems Besides Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

Dental Problems Besides Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

When it comes to your oral health, two of the biggest threats are gum disease and tooth decay. In fact, these two dental problems are the most common dental health problems. Unfortunately, however, tooth decay and gum disease are not the only ailments that can negatively impact your oral health. There are various other dental […]

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Things You Didn't Know About Toothpaste

Things You Didn’t Know About Toothpaste

Toothpaste is an integral part of your daily dental routine and is partially responsible for keeping your teeth clean and healthy. Although you use it twice a day to brush your teeth, chances are you have probably never put much thought into your toothpaste. However, if you did, you’d be surprised that there are some […]

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How Vitamins & Minerals Affect Your Teeth (1)

How Vitamins and Minerals Affect Your Teeth

One main function of the digestive system is to break down foods and beverages so that the necessary nutrients are absorbed into the body. As part of your digestive system, your teeth are one of the many structures that are directly affected by the vitamins and minerals absorbed into the body. Here is how some […]

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Are You Using The Right Dental Supplies?

Going to the dental aisle at your local pharmacy can be more than a little overwhelming. The immense number of brands and variations on the same kind of product can make choosing the right product for you challenging. All you want are products that will keep your smile beautiful, healthy, and clean for years to […]

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Geriatric Dental Care

Geriatric Dental Care

Age plays an active role in many parts of your life, including your health. Just as your age can increase your risk of developing certain medical conditions, your age also affects your oral health as well. In fact, our dental needs change slightly as we age. For example, a child’s dental needs may be centered […]

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