Year: 2015

5 Resolutions for Healthier Teeth in 2016

Your pearly whites may not be at the top of your New Year’s resolution list for a healthier you in 2016, but maybe it should be; studies have repeatedly linked your overall health to the health of your mouth. Whether you’re the type of person that hasn’t gone to the dentist for a few years […]

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How to Get Through 5 Common Holiday Dental Emergencies

The holidays are a time for joy, but all the parties and fun of the season can come with a painful price: a chipped tooth, toothache, knocked out tooth. You know what we’re talking about (though we hope you don’t): all those inconvenient dental emergencies that tend to happen at the worst times, or, even […]

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Answers to All Your Brushing Questions

Brushing your teeth is one of the most important parts of your daily routine, and one of the most simple. However, there are still a lot of questions about brushing asked in our office, and a lot of misperceptions floating around. We’ll start with one of the most basic questions about brushing and all the […]

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5 Ways to Protect Your Teeth from the Holidays

We know your teeth aren’t literally attacked by the holidays, but we do know that most of us are attending numerous holiday gatherings over the next month (or so). Holiday gatherings full of friends, family and the infamous holiday treats that can wreak havoc on your pearly whites, and all the tissue around them. So […]

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5 Tips to Care for Your Toothache Until You Can See a Dentist

Even if you’ve selected a dentist with early morning, evening and weekend hours, dental emergencies can, and do, happen during off-hours. It happens. If you’ve ever dealt with the pain that goes with one of those dental emergencies, a toothache, you know that you want relief, and you want relief NOW. You know what we’re […]

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5 Common Dental Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

Even with years in business, we’re always surprised at the amount of myths and misconceptions about keeping your mouth healthy that circulate throughout our area—and the amount of people that believe them. We’ve listed some of the most common dental myths we’ve heard—and the most common dental myths that you shouldn’t believe (and why). Are […]

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What are sealants? Are dental sealants right for me?

Your teeth have deep grooves, pits and indentations where bacteria, plaque and food particles can hide making them hard to reach with normal brushing and flossing. The result: no matter how faithfully you follow your regular oral care routine, your teeth are still prone to tooth decay and cavities. This can be especially true for […]

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Bracing for the worst: What are my options for braces?

Admit it. You had to take a deep breath when the orthodontist said, “you need braces” or “your child needs braces.” There’s so much to consider: the cost, length of orthodontic treatment, the looks—and the type of dental braces to use. That’s right, today’s diagnosis of an overbite, overcrowded teeth or teeth alignment issue does […]

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