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What to Expect with a Tooth Extraction

Being scared of going to the dentist is an entirely normal feeling to have. The combination of noisy tools, sharp objects in your mouth, and the uncertainty about what could happen leads to many people being terrified of dentists. The best way to alleviate yourself of this fear is to become educated on what happens during your visit. Many people…

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Understanding Sensitive Teeth

Are you experiencing pain when consuming hot or cold foods and beverages? The pain may be fleeting, but it can limit your enjoyment of a hot cup of coffee on a chilly morning or an ice cream cone with friends. The medical name for this issue is dentin hypersensitivity. The name might not mean much to you when all you…

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How to Avoid Cavities

You have to take care of your teeth if you want to prevent cavities. This includes a good oral hygiene routine to remove plaque from your teeth. Plaque is the sticky film that grows on your teeth after you eat or drink. The bacteria in plaque feeds on sugars and turns them into an acid that causes tooth decay. Tooth…

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Reasons and Remedies for Tooth Discoloration in Kids

It might come as a surprise, but it’s possible for young children and kids to develop stains on their teeth. Although it’s not uncommon to see signs of tooth discoloration, it’s not something that you should ignore. There are several reasons why children’s teeth might develop stains. Some of these reasons are serious while others can be remedied by implementing…

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Why Flossing Is a Must, Not a Maybe

How Important Is Flossing? Chances are when you visit our office for a checkup, your dentist or dental hygienist will ask you if you floss regularly. If you answer yes, you can feel proud about performing a healthy habit that benefits the health of your teeth and gums. However, if you don’t floss daily and only rely on brushing your…

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Causes of Bleeding Gums and Gum Disease

The Basics of Gum Disease Periodontal disease is also known as gum disease. The word “perio” means around, and the word “dontal” means teeth. Periodontal disease is an infection of one or more of the structures that support the teeth, including gum tissue, ligaments and the alveolar bone which holds the tooth sockets. In its earliest stage, just the gums…

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Brushing Up on the Benefits of Brushing

Do you want your pearly whites to stay nice, healthy and strong? Well, to make that happen, you have to brush and floss properly. Unfortunately, many of us don’t brush twice a day for two minutes or floss at least once daily. Either we don’t understand the importance or we never learned how to take care of our teeth the…

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Invisalign: Frequently Asked Questions

Many of our dental patients ask us about solutions for crooked or misaligned teeth. We can sometimes recommend Invisalign as a way to deal with these issues without metal braces and the changes to your appearance that they can sometimes cause. By working with us, you and your family can find the perfect solution for crooked teeth and many other…

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The 10 Signs of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea affects more than 22 million Americans, and those statistics reflect only the moderate cases, not those that are complex. If not treated, sleep apnea can cause severe health problems up to and including sudden death. It can also exacerbate existing conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. This condition is best addressed as soon as possible to prevent complications,…

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Are Cracked Teeth on the Rise?

Dentists across the nation are seeing a spike in patients coming in who have a fractured tooth or filling. Experts are blaming the anxiety and uncertainty people are feeling during the coronavirus pandemic on the problem as more people are grinding their teeth at night. The link between teeth grinding and jaw clenching and stress is well documented. As people…

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