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13 08, 2019

Brighten an Aging Smile

By |August 13th, 2019|Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry|Tags: , |Comments Off on Brighten an Aging Smile

With Professional Teeth Whitening!
Since it’s natural for teeth to darken as we age, teeth whitening can be one of the most effective ways to recapture that youthful appearance. Contact us today and discover how we can safely and effectively lighten the color of your teeth, either with convenient in-office treatment or at-home whitening trays!
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6 08, 2019

Seal the Deal…

By |August 6th, 2019|Categories: Children's Dentistry|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Seal the Deal…

…With Dental Sealants!
Prevent Cavities & Tooth Decay
Molars and premolars have large chewing surfaces where crevices naturally form. Here, bacteria thrive, and cavities occur. Dental sealant is a clear composite resin that is “painted” on back teeth to act as a physical barrier to decay-causing bacteria. For children and adolescents (who may not always practice

25 06, 2019

Be Careful with Toothpicks

By |June 25th, 2019|Categories: Patient Education|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Be Careful with Toothpicks

Toothpicks Can Cause Dental Injury and More
Toothpicks are quick and convenient when food debris is stuck between teeth, however, they’re also a common cause of dental injury.
Because they are so sharp, toothpicks can damage the gums and other soft tissue when used carelessly. They are somewhat ineffective, often pushing debris farther between teeth or

18 06, 2019

Time for a New Toothbrush?

By |June 18th, 2019|Categories: Patient Education|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Time for a New Toothbrush?

If it’s been a while since you replaced your toothbrush, it may be time to look for signs of aging. If it is badly worn or frayed, it may be doing more harm than good.

If you are unsure about the state of your toothbrush, just bring it in at your next appointment and we

11 06, 2019

Choosing Breakfast

By |June 11th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Choosing Breakfast

For Better Nutrition and Dental Health!
It’s often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and there’s a lot of truth behind it. Though the links between eating, blood sugar levels, and performance aren’t fully understood, the evidence suggests that eating breakfast boosts energy and attention span in the morning hours.

But

4 06, 2019

Crowns & Bridges: How They Work

By |June 4th, 2019|Categories: Restorative Dentistry|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Crowns & Bridges: How They Work

A missing tooth is more than just a hindrance to normal chewing, and more than a cosmetic bother. It’s a threat to the entire architecture of your mouth.

The mouth is dynamic. Where there is a missing tooth, neighboring teeth drift, gum disease may crop up, even the unprotected bone ridge is susceptible to damage.

So

28 05, 2019

“Is it a Cavity?”

By |May 28th, 2019|Categories: Restorative Dentistry|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on “Is it a Cavity?”

Or something else…
While most people think a toothache automatically means a cavity (or the need for a root canal), several other conditions can also cause temperature sensitivity, pain during chewing, and other symptoms typically associated with a toothache. Here are some of those causes:

Gum Recession. When patients experience gum recession (which can be

21 05, 2019

How to Handle Dental Emergencies

By |May 21st, 2019|Categories: Emergencies|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on How to Handle Dental Emergencies

During Any Emergency: Stay Calm
You’ve taken every precaution. You never chew ice or hard candy. You don’t use your teeth to open packaging or crack nuts. You always wear a mouthguard for risky recreation. And then it happens—a dental emergency.
Common Dental Emergencies:

Toothache – While a toothache may be a “common” problem, it’s by

14 05, 2019

Guard Against Snoring…

By |May 14th, 2019|Categories: Snoring & Sleep Apnea|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Guard Against Snoring…

And Obstructive Sleep Apnea
While snoring can be annoying for family members trying to enjoy a night’s rest, it’s more than just a nuisance. It can also be associated with a more serious condition called sleep apnea.

Those with sleep apnea experience irregular breathing during sleep. The most common type (called Obstructive Sleep Apnea) occurs due

7 05, 2019

7 Tips to Protect Kids’ Health

By |May 7th, 2019|Categories: Children's Dentistry|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on 7 Tips to Protect Kids’ Health

Ways to Protect Teeth & Overall Health
Take these seven steps to achieve greater safety and fend off some of the most common childhood mishaps!

Prevent decay with fluoride. If your family drinks only bottled or filtered water, you may be getting less fluoride than the recommended amount; ask about fluoridation treatments!
Mouthguards for athletes.