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Don’t Skip Your Regular Dental Appointments if You’re Pregnant

You should never skip your regular dental appointments, but we understand sometimes life gets in the way and you get busy. While it may be okay to push a dental appointment back a month or two [...]

The Hidden Cause of Cavaties

If you haven’t had a cavity, there is a good chance you will probably get one eventually. After all, the Center for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics estimates [...]

Taking the Fear Out of IV Sedation Dentistry: What to Expect During Your Appointment

IV sedation dentistry is a great option for people who are afraid or extremely anxious about going to the dentist for dental care. Unfortunately, it can be a source of stress and worry if you are [...]

Ways to Make Brushing Your Teeth Easier When You Suffer from Arthritis

Arthritis sufferers have difficulty performing the most basic day-to-day tasks. Cooking, cleaning, writing, and even bathing can be difficult, but one of the most impossible tasks to complete is [...]

Starting Young – The Importance of Establishing Good Oral Care Habits in Children

It is extremely important that parents or guardians establish good oral care habits for children. After all, children are like sponges. They absorb the information around them and integrate it [...]

Think You Have a Cavity? Don’t Wait Around to See if it is One!

People are often under the mistaken impression that the only time a cavity needs treatment is when it hurts. That isn’t always the case. Depending upon your situation, you may experience [...]

Choosing the Right Toothbrush

It might be a surprise to you, but the toothbrush you are using to brush your teeth could be causing you more problems than you think. There are several different types of toothbrushes available [...]

The Importance of Using Proper Flossing Technique

Brushing your teeth two to three times a day will help improve your oral health, but it isn’t enough. In addition to brushing, you must also include flossing. Unfortunately, many people are [...]

Which Dentist is Right for Me?

Exploring the Differences Between an Orthodontist, Endodontist and General Dentist While conducting your search for a new dentist you may notice a few phrases keep popping up. You will see terms [...]

A Parent’s Guide to Major Dental Milestones for the Growth of Children’s Teeth

Parents commonly voice concerns over whether or not their children’s teeth are properly growing in. There is concern over when they should be teething, when teeth should be erupting and [...]

Gum Care – Why Do My Gums Bleed When I Brush?

Have you noticed that after you brush your teeth it appears as if you are bleeding? It may not be a lot of blood, but just enough that you notice it when you spit out your toothpaste or rinse [...]

I have a Cracked or Chipped Tooth, What are My Options?

It may seem like your teeth are indestructible, but they aren’t. Poor oral hygiene, genetics, and unexpected accidents can all cause perfectly normal, strong teeth to chip or crack. If you [...]

An In-Depth Look at the Dental Implant Procedure

Dental implants, while ideal for filling in gaps caused by missing teeth, are not a procedure that should be taken lightly. It is not a dental procedure that will be completed in a single office [...]

The Battle for Straighter Teeth: Invisalign vs. Traditional Metal Braces

When patients come to our office looking to improve their smile, they are often debating between Invisalign and traditional metal braces. Both options will help straighten teeth, but they do so [...]

Goodbye Dental Anxiety – Three Ways Your Dental Anxiety is Reduced during a Regular Office Visit

A lot has changed over the years in regards to what you experience at the dentist. No longer are you left sitting back in a chair while soft rock music plays over the loudspeaker and someone [...]

The Dangers of Silver Fillings

There is a good chance that if you had a cavity fixed in the past it was filled with a substance called amalgam. Unfortunately, the use of amalgam as a filling choice has been linked to a number [...]

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