Protect Your Smile with a Mouthguard

School has begun. Autumn is starting. Pumpkin spice is sprouting up everywhere. And along with all that comes sports, specifically football and basketball in the fall and winter months. If your child loves sports and will be participating in either...

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5 Types of Restorative Dental Treatment

Restorative dentistry is the branch of dentistry which covers all areas of dental restoration; including preserving dental structures, repairing broken or damaged teeth, and replacing damaged or missing teeth. The procedures used can range from small repairs such as fillings...

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Canker Sores: Causes and Treatment

Canker sores are small shallow ulcer or lesion that can develop on the inside of your lips, soft areas inside your mouth or at the base of your gums. Unlike cold sores, canker sores are not contagious and don’t present...

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Dentures 101

When you think of dentures, do you picture George Washington’s teeth or the cartoon dentures shown in glasses of water? Modern dentures have come a long way from those early versions. Today, there is a range of dental options available...

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Night Guards and Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding is a more common problem than you might think. According to the American Dental Association, up to 15% of adults grind their teeth during their sleep—meaning they often wake up with a seemingly inexplicable headache, toothache, or sore...

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The Benefits of Invisalign Treatment

In the past, if you wanted to straighten your teeth, there was only one choice available – traditional, wired-in, metal braces. However, orthodontics has evolved significantly over the years. Now, patients can choose from a variety of teeth-straightening options, selecting...

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Halloween and Dental Health

Halloween is just around the corner.  It’s a time for spooky movies, fun, scary decorations, wild costumes, and plenty of sugary, tasty treats. As we all prepare for this classic Fall holiday, we thought we’d offer a few tips on...

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From Dental Health to Overall Health

A significant connection exists between our oral health and our overall physical well-being.  Just because we go to the dentist we are thinking primarily of our teeth and gums does not mean we are not at the same time taking...

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Impact of What We Drink on Oral Health

Most people have heard of the negative impact drinking sugary liquids, such as soda, can have in their teeth. Here, we want to cover a little more extensively some of the best and worst drinks for our teeth and why...

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Gum Recession: Minimizing Your Risks

Gum Recession: Minimizing Your Risks The expression “getting long in the tooth” refers to gum recession connected with aging.  As the gums recede, the teeth look longer.  But not all situations involving gum recession have to do with aging. Technically,...

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Get Your Smile Back with Dental Implants

Decay, accidents, and sports related injuries are just a few of the common causes of tooth loss.  However, thanks to modern dentistry, none of us has to endure the embarrassment and other difficulties associated with having the gaps created by...

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Why Do I have White Spots on My Teeth?

 It’s not an uncommon occurrence to look in the mirror and find you have stains on your teeth.  And these stains can come in many different colors. They may be brown, yellow or even a temporary bright blue or red...

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There Are No Vacations From Oral Hygiene

Summer is here and with it comes family vacations, camping, traveling, and exploring new places.  These are an exciting next few months, but before you leave we’d like to offer a few tips and reminders about caring for your teeth...

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Defeating Bad Breath

Bad Breath is the ‘Kill-Joy’ of Social Interaction Imagine sitting in the middle of a date, an interview, or a party with friends and realizing your breath is far from minty-fresh.  We’ve all been there.  Everything seems to be going...

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The Connection Between Gum Disease and Dementia

Dementia affects tens of millions of people worldwide with millions of new cases being reported each year. Although, there is currently no cure for dementia, experts have discovered some steps one can take to decrease the chance of developing this...

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