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What to Expect with a Tooth Extraction

Many people dread having to see the dentist. The tools used and the uncertainty of what to expect can lead to a lot of fear when it comes to dental appointments. Educating yourself on what to expect can help to ease some of your nervous feelings surrounding seeing the dentist. Tooth extractions are often the most feared kind of dental…

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Understanding Sensitive Teeth

Have you ever eaten something hot or sweet and felt a sharp sensation of pain or discomfort? If so, then you probably have sensitive teeth and gums. While this is a common issue, it is also one that is treatable. Patients who have sensitive teeth and gums report pain when doing regular activities like brushing and flossing their teeth or…

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Cavity Prevention Advice for Everyone

Resisting temptation is always difficult, especially when it involves skipping a boring, mundane task like brushing and flossing twice each day. However, resisting is essential for good oral health and most people don’t realize the importance of oral health to their overall physical health. However, poor oral health has been linked to serious diseases such as dementia, diabetes, cardiovascular disorders,…

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Reasons and Remedies for Tooth Discoloration

If your teeth are dull, yellowed, or discolored, you may be embarrassed to show off your smile to those with whom you come in contact. However, it doesn’t have to be a permanent problem! Consider some of the practical solutions for whitening your teeth and keeping them healthier for a lifetime’s worth of more beautiful smiles outlined below. After you’ve…

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Why Flossing Is a Must, Not a Maybe

What Are the Benefits of Flossing? You probably already know that you should brush your teeth at least twice a day, but how often do you floss? Flossing is an important component of your oral health routine, but it’s often overlooked. Our dentists recommend incorporating flossing as part of your daily routine, either in the morning or at night before…

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Causes of Bleeding Gums and Gum Disease

Gum Disease Basics Gum disease, aka periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums. It can start out at the gumline as gingivitis and then progress to periodontitis, where the infection travels underneath the gums. Learning the signs of gingivitis can help yo u avoid periodontitis, a more destructive form of gum disease that damages the tissues, ligaments and bone…

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Brush Up on the Benefits of Brushing

We’ve been taught since before we can remember that it’s important to brush our teeth every day so that we don’t get cavities. However, dental hygiene has come a long way since we were young children, so now is an excellent time to brush up on your brushing techniques and the reasons behind them. It’s a habit that takes only…

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Invisalign: Frequently Asked Questions

Many of our patients come to our dental office asking about possible solutions for crooked or misaligned teeth. These issues can sometimes create significant embarrassment and an unwillingness to smile brightly. Our dental team can provide you with orthodontic solutions that are designed to work for your specific needs. We are proud to offer Invisalign as a solution for our…

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Are Cracked Teeth on the Rise?

A recently published article in The New York Times suggests that an unintended consequence of the Coronavirus pandemic shutdowns may be an increase in tooth fractures, cracked teeth, migraines, jaw pain and tooth sensitivity. These increases are likely due to the stress of the pandemic and causing dental patients to clench and grind their teeth and jaw. Other causes of…

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Dental Care Basics

Unless you especially like false teeth, adopting a regimen of good oral hygiene can prevent you from needing them. Your mouth is an integral part of almost everything you do, whether it’s eating, drinking, talking on the phone, having fun with friends, ordering at the drive-through, or just about anything else. It’s the gateway to the rest of your body,…

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