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Your Dental Health is Important!

Your Dental Health is Important!

April 25, 2017 Today we would like to talk about the importance of a healthy mouth and good oral hygiene.  Your dental health is important and can influence your overall health and well-being. We encourage our patients to make a habit of six-month check-ups and regular hygiene appointments for cleaning and polishing. We concentrate on […]

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Are You Snacking Sensibly?

Are You Snacking Sensibly?

December 19th, 2016 Happy Holidays everyone! I don’t know about you but everywhere I turn there are sweet treats! I imagine many people experience this during this time of the year. Sensible snacking doesn’t typically affect the teeth, but frequent snacking on sugary sweet treats throughout the day can cause tooth decay. The acid, created […]

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Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy

8-29-16 If you’ve ever had a toothache you will agree that it is a miserable experience. How often does a toothache happen when your dentist office is open? It always seems like these emergencies occur at night or in the middle of a Saturday afternoon on a holiday weekend, doesn’t it? Tooth decay occurs when […]

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Just Smile!

Just Smile!

7-5-16 “We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” Mother Teresa Smiling is contagious, attractive, friendly, healthy, and a universal sign of happiness. Did you know that media, movie stars, and even politicians practice their smiles? As a matter of fact, there are more than a dozen different types of […]

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EFFECTS OF TOOTH LOSS

EFFECTS OF TOOTH LOSS

2-17-16 Tooth loss has serious consequences. Our goal as dental health care professionals is to restore a patient’s mouth before these consequences occur. Restoration includes restoring function, aesthetics, speech, comfort, and maintaining health. When a tooth (or teeth) is lost, several things happen. Chewing function changes, speech is affected; aesthetics change, teeth shift, and bone […]

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They Told Me I Had A Cavity But It Doesn’t Hurt.

They Told Me I Had A Cavity But It Doesn't Hurt.

12-16-15 Have you ever wondered why cavities don’t hurt? Most dental problems don’t have any symptoms until they reach more advanced stages. Enamel, the white outer coating of the tooth, is the strongest substance in the human body. It does not have a blood supply. Beyond the enamel layer is Dentin. Dentin is a porous […]

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A Teenager’s Favorite Words: I’m Hungry!

A Teenager's Favorite Words: I'm Hungry!

6-24-15 Does it seem like your teenager is always hungry? It’s a normal part of puberty! Growth spurts equal increased need for calories. Ask the average teenager what their idea of a perfect meal is and my guess is you will get an answer that includes pizza, cheeseburgers, French fries, and soda. Teenagers are known […]

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Poor Nutrition Could Be Affecting Your Dental Health!

Poor Nutrition Could Be Affecting Your Dental Health!

March 19, 2015 March is National Nutrition Month. It’s a time for us to focus on the importance of making important food choices. We all know that a well balanced diet is essential to healthy living. Healthy teeth and gums are essential for chewing and swallowing. Without good digestion, a person’s overall health could be […]