Do you avoid pictures or hide your smile because you’re unhappy with your natural teeth?  Studies have shown that a significant number of people share this feeling. Cosmetic dentistry has advanced over time, and there are options to help you step back into the spotlight. Whether the issue is crooked, gapped, misshapen, discolored, or damaged…

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Millions of patients over more than 150 years have had dental amalgam used to fill their cavities. Dental amalgam, also known as “silver fillings,” due to its appearance, is a blend of metals in both liquid and powder forms, including tin, copper, silver, and mercury. Amalgam remains the less costly and more durable option; however,…

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By now, we all know that too much sugar can wreak havoc on your oral health, but do you know how?  Sugar alone isn’t the culprit, but the sequence of events that happens after eating it causes the damage.  There is a constant struggle taking place in your mouth after indulging in sugary foods, so…

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A healthy mouth and pearly white teeth have been a common goal for ages.  The use of toothpaste to clean and whiten dates back to the Egyptians around 5000 BC.  It’s safe to say we’ve come a long way from bark, ox hooves’, burnt eggshells, and pumice mixed in wine vinegar.  Thank goodness! These days…

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The field of dentistry is emerging as a mainstream option for Botox treatments, and we’re thrilled to be part of it.  On the surface, it may seem out of place, but if we go more than skin deep, it makes perfect sense.  Let’s move past any preconceived notions and take a look at why, and…

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The number of Americans estimated to be missing at least one tooth is 178 million, and 22% of them are missing all of their teeth.  The most prevalent causes of tooth loss are cavities, gum or bone disease, and injury.  A dental implant is a simulated root inserted below the jawline that holds a prosthetic…

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There has been debate over the years regarding the performance of manual vs. electric toothbrushes.  Of course, brushing, in general, is the bedrock of good oral health and the American Dental Association (ADA) agrees that both are effective at removing plaque that causes decay.  However, either have pros and cons, depending on the individual. Electric…

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Flossing your teeth every day is critical to a healthy mouth and body.  Passing on this one simple step, even for a few days, allows bacteria to harden and stick between teeth leading to more invasive issues and expensive procedures down the road.  Floss Before or After Brushing? There are two schools of thinking here. …

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Let’s face it; we’ve all had concerns about our breath at one point or another.  Halitosis, otherwise known as bad breath, may be the result of diet, like that morning coffee, garlic at lunch or even a dry mouth caused by not drinking enough water throughout the day.  It may also be a sign of…

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Training your little one to brush their teeth can be a bona fide jaw clinching challenge (for everyone!). We recommend that kids begin learning to clean their teeth by the age of 2.  However, on average, they will be closer to 7 before the task is mastered.   If brushing brings defiance and a struggle, there…

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