A Composite Dental Filling Can Mimic the Surrounding Tooth Enamel

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Individuals who frequently forget to floss or fail to brush their teeth twice a day often have hardened tartar and other bacterial deposits on their teeth. Over time these substances can increase the person’s chances of suffering from gum disease and cavities. Early signs of developing tooth decay often include a change in texture and… Read more »

The Benefits to Flossing

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Flossing your teeth has many substantial benefits that can help keep your oral health in tip-top shape. In fact, flossing may be a critical step in cleaning deep along the gum line or between your teeth in places that your toothbrush has difficulty reaching. Cavities and gum disease is a severe threat to your smile,… Read more »

Plan for Your Smile With Mouth Guards

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In order to provide your smile the care it needs, you always need to implement effective treatment plans to not only protect your smile but also to help limit accidents that can arise. Oral appliances in the form of mouth guards are highly effective for protecting your teeth in the case that blunt trauma or… Read more »

The Basics: Dentures

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With many individuals, there’s often no greater feeling in the world than having a complete set of teeth. If you have ever lost a tooth, you can understand how it can disrupt your entire smile. Not only can it be visually unappealing, but it can lead to several other oral health risks, including causing your… Read more »

The Importance of Routine Dental Visits

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If it has been a while since you have seen a dentist because you aren’t experiencing any obvious dental problems, your smile could be at risk of undiagnosed issues. We encourage you to visit the dentist twice a year for routine dental checkups that protect your smile. Dental checkups are vital to your oral health… Read more »

Revamp Your Oral Health Care with Healthy Foods to Eat

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Did you know that there are products in your oral health care repertoire that can actually strengthen your tooth enamel? Are you aware of the benefits of eating sweets and treats for the purpose of a better smile? Although many people are well aware of the dangers of numerous snacks and how they can destroy… Read more »

Oral Health Risk Factors for Teens

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Life for a teen can be difficult because they’re being pulled in all directions. In addition, their hormones are flaring up and they may find themselves being emotional over every little thing. This can be especially difficult in the treatment of their oral health. Due to the risks of peer pressure and other issues that… Read more »

Do You Need a Dental Implant for Tooth Loss?

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Twenty years ago, the loss of a tooth meant the only tooth replacement option was to receive a dental bridge, which though very effective, was reported by many patients do not feel like a natural tooth. Over time, the advancement of dental technology has resulted in dental implants, and dental implants are widely considered to… Read more »

How your Oral and Overall Health are Linked

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WE’VE SAID IT BEFORE AND WE’LL SAY IT AGAIN… taking care of your teeth and mouth is more than just about cosmetics, it’s about your health! When you think of being healthy, your mouth probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But your oral and overall health are more intertwined than you think…. Read more »

Dentistry Highlights: Cavity Prevention

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The time is now to implement a well-balanced cavity prevention plan to ensure your smile remains safe from the dangers of dental erosion and cavities. It is important to ensure the optimum health of your tooth enamel so that it is not breached by cavities, which can lead to further damage to your teeth, including infections… Read more »

Teach Your Smile About Dental Damage Prevention

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  When assessing your oral health, do you ever take into consideration your smile’s risk for dental damage? Even if you have never suffered from an oral accident or injury, severe damage to teeth and gums can be present through numerous lifestyle choices you are involved in. Thus, it is important to establish a checklist… Read more »

Dental Findings on Dental Damage Prevention

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  Never be afraid to improve your oral health by eradicating risk factors that can heavily damage your teeth and gums. Risks can occur in numerous ways, including from the products you keep using and lifestyle routines you follow. Thus, it is important to always exercise caution with your daily routines and make the necessary… Read more »

A Secondary Cavity on a Tooth with a Dental Filling Might Require a Dental Crown Restoration

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A small cavity or chip can often be repaired by installing a simple dental filling made from metallic amalgam or composite resin. If another surface of the tooth has been affected by a secondary cavity or a small chip, there might not be enough healthy tooth enamel remaining to apply a new dental filling. To… Read more »

Dental Bridges: The Facts to Know

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A dental bridge is a strong restoration that can replace your missing tooth and give you the functional and beautiful smile you desire. This restoration is typically made of two dental crowns and one false tooth. To help you know a little more about this restoration so you can decide if it’s the right restoration… Read more »

Flossing Your Teeth: The Basics

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We have all heard that brushing your teeth twice a day is important. It is! Brushing is vital to your continued oral health. However, it is also important to support your brushing habit with consistent, daily flossing. To Floss: — Take a piece of floss about 18 inches long and wind it around your index… Read more »

How to Treat Bleeding Gums

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Ignored bloody gums today could be a grave issue in your future. While bleeding gums sometimes don’t mean much, they’re frequently an indicator that gums and chompers are making periodontal disease, an ailment that can cause lost pearly whites and major damage to your bones and gums. We want your oral cavity to be clean… Read more »

Your Frequently Asked Questions, Answered!

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  WANT TO KNOW what our patients have been asking us? Here are the top five frequently asked questions we get at our practice! #1: “How often do I actually need to visit the dentist?” For most people, twice a year. Even if you do have perfect oral hygiene, plaque and tartar buildup are inevitable. With… Read more »

Dentures: The Adjustment Period

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To put it lightly, wearing false teeth can be a bit of an adjustment. Some patients have found false teeth to be large and/or loose appliances, and getting used to them can be trying. To assist you during this adjustment phase, we’ve amassed the following data about how to wear dentures properly. -Ensure that you… Read more »

Sports Dentistry: The Way to a Healthy Smile While You’re Active

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There are many branches of dentistry in the dental world, including family dentistry, pediatric dentistry, restorative dentistry, and preventive dentistry. Little did you know, there is also sports dentistry. The FDI World Dental Foundation defines this branch of dentistry as the branch that deals with the prevention and treatment of dental issues and oral diseases… Read more »

Dental Implant Basics

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DENTAL IMPLANTS ARE permanent false teeth designed to look just like your other teeth. They’re a popular alternative to dentures or bridges, and the American Dental Association considers them to be “one of the biggest advances in dentistry in the past 40 years.” How Do They Work? Unlike dentures and bridges, which don’t feel or… Read more »

Possible Allergic Reactions at the Dentist Office

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If you think you may have had an allergic reaction at the dentist office, no problem. We can work with that. The first thing to do is find out what exactly you are allergic to. Here are some possible dental allergies: Latex Latex is a component of disposable gloves, dental dams, syringes, and bandages and… Read more »

Easy Ways To Improve Your Dental Health

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WE’VE ALL HEARD that if we want healthy teeth, we should brush twice a day, floss once a day, and schedule regular dental cleaning appointments twice a year. Definitely keep doing those things, but if you want to step up your oral health game, here are a few easy ways to do that. Replace Your… Read more »

How to Rid Yourself of Damaging Dental Habits

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Do you think you may have a damaging dental habit? Don’t worry; we at ‘s office know you can beat it. That’s why we’ve created this short guide with tips to get you started on the road to recovery. Here we’ll cover three harmful habits that hurt your teeth: Biting Your Nails: When you bite… Read more »

Some Of History’s Fun And Bizarre Dental Stories

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HISTORY IS FULL of outrageous tales about teeth! How many of these dental facts have you heard before? The Dental Woes That Won the Battle Of Yorktown? During the Revolutionary War, George Washington wrote a letter to his dentist requesting some dental cleaning tools to be sent to New York, noting that the American forces… Read more »

What Makes Our Practice Special

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THERE ARE PROBABLY good things to be said about most of the practices out there, but we’re confident that we’re one of the special ones. Our Team The core of our team have been together for 20 years. We appreciate working together and are always happy to pitch in and help each other. We have fun… Read more »

Oral Health Services: Cosmetic Dentistry

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In many cases, cosmetic dentistry is used to improve your smile by restoring broken or discolored teeth. This includes treatments such as dental bonding, dental crowns, teeth whitening treatments, and dental veneers. However, how helpful is a tooth restoration if you are missing teeth to begin with? In this situation, there are procedures to replace… Read more »

Photo Op: Types Of Dental X-Rays

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EVERYONE WHO’S BEEN TO THE DENTIST is familiar with X-rays. You put on the lead apron, you’re given a rectangular contraption and told “put this between your teeth and bite down,” and then you hear that tinny beep. Have you ever wondered what the different types of dental X-rays are and what they’re for? Let’s… Read more »

Plaque Vs. Tartar: What’s The Difference?

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Plaque Vs. Tartar: What’s The Difference?   WE OFTEN GET THE QUESTION from our patients, “What’s the difference between plaque and tartar?” Many people think they are the same thing. There is an important difference between the two, however, and it can help explain just why a daily oral hygiene routine is so crucial, as… Read more »

Your Child’s Baby Teeth Timeline

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GROWING AND LOSING BABY TEETH are major milestones in your child’s development. If you’re a first-time parent, you probably have a lot of questions about what to expect, so let’s take a look at how baby teeth develop and when you can expect to start seeing them, as well as when adult teeth will start replacing… Read more »

Rescue Your Tooth With Root Canal Therapy

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TEETH ARE ALIVE, and just like every other body part, that means they are susceptible to infection. Whenever an infection becomes severe enough, the tainted part has to go or else all the surrounding tissue will be compromised as well and the patient’s life will be at risk! That’s where a root canal comes in…. Read more »

Flossing is Essential for Your Teeth

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Do you know how important flossing is for your teeth? If not, then we have news for you! Flossing is a key part of good oral health. That is why, our team here at in , , is happy to assist you in any way we can. To start, let’s cover the basic information on… Read more »

Toothaches: The Causes Behind Your Pain

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Toothaches are inconvenient and quite painful. Typically, when people suffer from a toothache, they panic. If you are urged to do so, please stay calm. There are many reasons why you might have a toothache. The first thing you need to do is determine the underlying cause behind your pain. To help you, Dr. and… Read more »

What Exactly are the Benefits of Fluoride?

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Some may remember the fluoride rinse program required every week or month in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. Instructions would be read by the teacher or another supervisor and followed promptly. There are other ways of administration including foods, beverages, and dietary supplements. Fluoride is a large preventative measure in making teeth more resistant to… Read more »

A Loose Feeling Crown Needs Urgent Dental Care

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The dental restorations performed at Dr. ’s , clinic involve replacing the tooth enamel layer of a damaged or decayed tooth in an alternate material. The crown is then cemented onto the anchoring abutment with a very potent dental adhesive. While this bond is strong, it is not completely impervious to bacterial complications from chronic… Read more »

Are You in Need of Water Flosser Therapy?

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Are you in need of water flosser therapy? A water flosser is an interdental device that is manufactured to supplement your oral health care treatment using an alternative oral health care treatment method of cleaning between teeth. Water flossers work by using a unique device that can spray beams of water at teeth, rather than… Read more »

4 Fun Apps To Improve Your Oral Hygiene

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    OUR SMARTPHONES are never farther than an arm’s length away and help us do everything from track our calendars to track our calories. Today, we want to show you the wonders they can do for our daily hygiene routines with the help of these apps! Dental Expert We may only see you twice a… Read more »

Professional Attention is Required for a Chipped or Fractured Bridge

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A dental bridge is custom crafted in a state-of-the-art dental lab from durable materials. While it is intended to endure the rigors of daily chewing, there are still things that can chip or fracture a bridge. This is even more likely to occur if you play contact sports without the protection of a mouthguard or… Read more »

Achieve the Full Smile You Desire with Dental Implants

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Have you ever wanted to improve your smile since you have lost a tooth or two? Achieve the full smile you desire with dental implants. If you do not replace missing teeth, the spaces left behind can harbor harmful bacteria and the gums can loosen, causing other teeth to move and slip out of alignment…. Read more »

Dental Veneers Can Be Used to Improve the Overall Appearance of Your Smile

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The appearance of your smile makes a significant impact on your self-esteem and quality of life. If your smile is afflicted by chips, discolored fillings, stained tooth enamel or other cosmetic imperfections, you should schedule a cosmetic dental consultation at our dental office. Dr. is well versed and experienced in several different cosmetic treatments. One… Read more »

A Chipped Tooth Needs Timely Treatment and Repair

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Suffering a chipped tooth might seem like a mundane thing. It can often result from grinding your teeth, using your teeth to open something, or experiencing an abnormal accident. At the same time, people who participate in rigorous athletics without protection from a high-quality mouthguard are at increased risk of suffering a chip or dental… Read more »

Have Periodontal Disease? Come Get It Taken Care Of

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Some dental issues are more talked than others. Things like cavities and dentures often enter into the public discourse involving oral health. However, there are other dental treatments that are just as important to the health of your teeth and gums. Periodontal disease is one of them. Periodontal disease is caused by a bacterial infection… Read more »

A Small Area of Tooth Decay Can Often Be Repaired by an Amalgam or Composite Filling

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Sometimes even good oral hygiene practices can still allow a cavity to form on a tooth. Without timely treatment, the general tooth decay can slowly spread. In time, it could even start to penetrate the interior of the tooth, leading to potentially serious complications. Early detection and treatment at can make it possible to repair… Read more »

The Skinny on Fluoride

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At our dental practice, Dr. and our team want our patients in , to have excellent oral health and learn the best ways to protect and maintain your smile health. Today, we want to share the importance of fluoride when it comes to protecting your pearly whites. Why Fluoride? Because dental caries (cavities) are the… Read more »

Dentures Can Restore Your Smile This Festive Holiday Season

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Dentures can restore your smile this festive holiday season. We want your holiday to be filled with delicious sweets, delightful eats, and light-up treats for this holiday and many more to come. If you currently have dentures, it is important to care for them all season long, so that they can protect and provide you… Read more »

Take Extra Precautions to Protect Your Teeth

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It’s easy to get lost it the tidal wave of wonders that will cascade across our food palates this season, so you should be prepared for any potentially disastrous situation that may arise. One wrong food choice could potentially spell disaster for your teeth. You should take extra precautions to protect your teeth. Listed below… Read more »

The Facts About Nail Biting and Your Teeth

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You may think biting your nails only affects your nails, but did you know that chewing your nails can actually damage your teeth? Fortunately, your nails can grow back, but the damage to your teeth may need professional help before it can be reversed. Your nails are probably one of the dirtiest parts of your… Read more »

Dental Crowns Can Help Your Holiday Smile

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Make sure you welcome your friends and family this holiday season with a bright smile on your face. If you’re dreading smiling for the new family photo because of a bad tooth, our skilled dentist can help. Dental crowns can repair or restore a damaged or decayed tooth in many different ways: – Weak teeth:… Read more »

Dental Cleanings may Frighten Cavities Away

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This holiday, don’t be frightened away from your dentist. Come in for a dental cleaning and protect your smile from the sugar invasion today! Preparing your smile for the sugar invasion ringing your doorbell, could save your smile from negative oral health and dangers. That is why our team is here to explain to you… Read more »

How to Brush Effectively

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To help you have the best tooth-brushing technique in , , our dental team has a few recommendations for you! Those recommendations are: -Twice a day, brush your teeth. Preferably, use a toothbrush with soft bristles, as these irritate your gums the least. Medium and hard bristles may feel like they clean better, but they… Read more »

The Severity of a Fractured Tooth Will Influence Your First-Aid and Treatment Options

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Even though your teeth are tough, there are still times when a hard blow to the face can crack or shatter a tooth. This is even more likely if you play contact sports without wearing a quality mouth guard. At other times, some habits as ordinary as grinding your teeth at night can actually cause… Read more »

Cold Sores VS Canker Sores

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You’ve probably heard about cold sores and canker sores, but what do you know about the two? While the two may seem very similar, there are a number of differences between the two. Similarly, do you ever wonder what you can do to avoid canker sores and cold sores—or what you can do to address… Read more »

Brushing Your Teeth with Prescription Fluoride Supplemental Toothpaste

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The enamel layer on each of your teeth is very hard and durable. However, it is not impervious to enamel erosion caused by consuming acidic foods, beverages and the natural bacteria in your mouth. Over time this process, known as demineralization can, create microscopic pores and channels in your tooth enamel, promoting tooth decay and… Read more »

Small Fillings can Repair Tooth Decay

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Tooth decay is commonly referred to as a cavity. Your six month dental checkup and cleaning at is designed to detect tooth decay. However, if you notice that one of your teeth has a changed texture, has a small hole or has developed sensitivity issues, you should not ignore it. Even a small area of… Read more »

Should You Wear a Mouthguard?

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As you may know, it is highly recommended that athletes wear mouthguards during high-contact sports. Other sports may seem like you won’t need a mouthguard—but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t wear one. As you know, mouthguards protect your smile and teeth, and as a general rule, should be worn during intense physical activity. There… Read more »

Tips for Taking Good Care of Your Dentures

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The custom set of dentures fitted for you by Dr. effectively restore the full function and appearance of your teeth. With proper care and cleaning, as well as a few minor lifestyle modifications, your new dentures will serve you for many years to come. Denture adhesive is a popular and convenient way that many denture… Read more »

Finding the Right Option to Improve Your Smile

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As we age, it’s common for the teeth in your smile to lose some of their natural luster. This can be compounded by things like small chips, old fillings, and deep stains from dark foods and drinks. All of this could leave you with an unappealing smile and wanting to explore your cosmetic restoration options…. Read more »