Author: Area Dental Clinic

We provide a full range of technologically advanced dental services for all ages. At your first visit you can expect a comprehensive exam by Dr. Gibson, Dr. Thomas or Dr. Pausma and necessary x-rays. The doctor will determine what kind of cleaning you will need and diagnose all needed treatment.
how long to brush teeth

How long should I brush my teeth?

Knowing how long to brush your teeth is an important part of keeping your mouth healthy. After all, you want to make sure you’ve cleaned every part of your mouth well—including those hard-to-reach areas. The answer to the how long to brush question is two minutes, but that’s where the specifics of teeth brushing may […]

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root canal recovery

Root Canal Recovery: What To Expect, Healing Time, Pain Levels and More

If a root canal is recommended by your dentist, no need to fear. Each year, millions of teeth are treated or saved with this recommendation, as it is an opportunity to restore health to an infected tooth. The root canal procedure has come a long way over the past decade and, though it may have […]

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How to Prep for Your Orthodontist Appointment

How to Prep for Your Orthodontist Appointment

Regular orthodontist appointments are a part of the process of getting braces—but they don’t need to be scary! When preparing for braces appointments, remember that every visit gets you one step closer to straighter teeth and a beautiful smile. Besides keeping your eye on the goal, it can also be helpful to know what to […]

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benefits of dental implants

Say Cheese! 9 Amazing Benefits of Dental Implants

Your smile is one of your best features, and dental implants can help you preserve that smile for the rest of your life. Dental implants are also surprisingly common.  As many as 300,000 dental implants are placed per year.  Dental implants also do more than help keep your smile looking appealing. They also make it easier to take […]

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brushing teeth with braces

Quick Guide for Brushing Teeth with Braces

“I’m getting braces! How do I brush my teeth with braces?” Brushing teeth with braces isn’t that much different than brushing without, but there are a few notable “how to’s” that keep teeth healthy until those braces are removed. Flossing with Braces “Should I still floss with my braces on?” The answer is a resounding […]

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brushing teeth

Brushing Teeth: Your Biggest and Most Common FAQ’s Answered

Four minutes of brushing teeth a day plays a big part in keeping your mouth healthy and smile bright. It’s an important habit that everyone should do—and do well, if you know the answers to these common teeth brushing questions. How long should I brush my teeth? Ideally, everyone should brush their teeth at least […]

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teeth sealants pros and cons

Teeth Sealants Pros and Cons

When your dentist asks you about dental sealants, it’s normal to have questions. What are teeth sealants? Are dental sealants appropriate for me (or my kids)? Are there any concerns I should have about dental sealants? What is the cost? Does insurance typically cover teeth sealants? Reason for Dental Sealants Teeth sealants are a protective, […]

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How to Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy (Easily!)

We all worry about our pearly whites, but what about keeping your gums healthy? You can do both with these helpful tips that keep teeth and gums healthy and disease-free. Enjoy crunchy foods. It turns out there was a grain of truth to that “apple a day” saying. Crunchy foods are a great way to […]

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