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Fear of the Dentist

Fear of the Dentist… If you fear coming to the dentist you’re not alone.  This anxiety or fear is sometimes because you have had a bad and/or painful experience in the past. Dental technology is improving constantly and when going to your dentist you may notice things are much “nicer or improved” since you were a…

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Dental Sealants….What are they?

Dental Sealants…What are they? Dental sealants are a thin, plastic coating painted on the chewing surfaces of the teeth.  Most sealants are placed on molars and premolars to help prevent decay.  The sealant bonds into the grooves of the teeth forming a protective shield over the enamel of the tooth.  Sealants have been proven to…

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When is the Right Time to Start Brushing my Child’s Teeth?

When is the right time to start brushing my child’s teeth? It’s never too early to start thinking about protecting your baby’s teeth.  You can start caring for your baby’s gums right away.  You can use a soft washcloth to wipe their gums twice a day especially after feedings.  This will also help them to…

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Struggling with Dry Mouth…

Dry mouth is a condition which occurs when the amount of saliva in your mouth is reduced.  We all need saliva to moisten and clean our mouth as well as to digest our food.  By the time you notice dry mouth research tells us over 50% of the saliva flow has already been lost. Your saliva…

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Flossing

Flossing is one of the dental hygiene techniques you can use at home to promote clean teeth and good oral health.  Why most people avoid flossing is because they don’t know how to actually floss. How to Floss:  Wind the ends around your middle fingers.  Hold the floss tight, pinching each side with your thumbs…

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Chipping a tooth- Is it a big deal?

Dentists are frequently asked questions about chipping a tooth- “Is it that big a deal? Doesn’t it depend on how big the chip is?  I mean if it is just a little chip, it can’t be that bad…can it?”  The answers to these questions are variations of the same theme.  Yes, chipping a tooth means…

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You Might Be More Prone to Cavities

You Might Be More Prone to Cavities You brush and floss daily and don’t snack on sugary treats, yet you’ve had your fair share of cavities.  Your friend, on the other hand is lax with his/her dental hygiene and lives on energy drinks and junk food, yet rarely has a cavity.  What gives? Cavities, which…

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Crown Sensitivity… How Long Should It Last?

Crown Sensitivity… How Long Should It Last? New crown sensitivity can very from person-to-person, so this can be a difficult question to answer unless you go to the source that knows best- the dentist who placed your crown.  Prior to going to your appointments, it is helpful if you have identified as many of the…

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Meth Mouth…

Meth Mouth Methamphetamine is a potent central nervous system stimulant that can cause shortness of breath, hyperthermia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, irregular heart beat, high blood pressure, permanent brain damage, and rampant tooth decay.  Some users describe their teeth as “blackened”, stained, rotting, crumbling, or falling apart.  Often the teeth cannot be salvaged and must be…

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Ask Us About Dental Implants

In our opinion the dental implant is the best thing that has happened to dentistry.  Dental implants have given us the ability to reconnect people with something they have lost.  Simply put, a dental implant is a way in which we can replace a lost tooth; from the root all the way to what you…

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