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What Are Prophylactic Antibiotics and Do I Need Them?

posted on May 1, 2020

Let’s face it. None of us planned for 2020 to go quite this way. COVID-19 disruptions are reverberating across the globe on every level. From stock markets to our favorite Thai restaurant, life’s different for now. Many elective dental and medical procedures are on hold as the healthcare system scrambles to keep up.  In most […]

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What Are Prophylactic Antibiotics and Do I Need Them?

posted on April 1, 2020

Sometimes dentists recommend a dose of antibiotic before dental treatment. Here’s why. You may have a family member or friend mention that they take a dose of antibiotics before dental procedures. Have you ever wondered why? Everyone has bacteria in their mouth. During certain dental procedures, there is a risk of bacteria from the mouth […]

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Raise Your Dental IQ: 10 Tidbits About Your Teeth

posted on March 1, 2020

Here are 10 cool dental facts to help you wow your friends and family! You use your teeth to bite, chew, and maybe even engage in some ill-advised package opening. (Tsk, tsk.) Unless a tooth is bothering you, you probably don’t give them a second thought. But there is so much more to your chompers. […]

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Show Your Teeth Some Love and Try A Whitening Option That Works for You!

posted on February 1, 2020

This Valentine’s Day, forget the candy hearts and roses and give yourself the gift of a brighter, whiter smile. As children, our teeth are naturally bright and white. But as we age, our smiles can get dingy and stained. There are many reasons, including tooth trauma, food and drink choices, tobacco use, childhood illnesses, and […]

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What Is Sleep Apnea and How Is It Treated?

posted on January 1, 2020

[[Salutation]] Sleep apnea is a dangerous sleep disorder that affects millions of Americans. Learn its symptoms and options for treatment. Sleep Apnea is a general term describing a disorder in which a person sporadically stops breathing throughout the night. Episodes of sleep apnea can last from just a few seconds to a few minutes. A […]

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Getting Through Cold and Flu Season is Nothing to Sneeze At

posted on December 1, 2019

It’s tempting to give up basic hygiene when you’re feeling under the weather but these tips for caring for your mouth can help you feel better sooner. Everyone knows that one of the best ways to prevent getting a cold is by washing your hands. But what if despite your best efforts, you find yourself […]

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Beat the End of Year Rush and Don’t Let Your Benefits Go to Waste

posted on November 1, 2019

Get in early! Schedule your appointments now before the schedule fills up! Each year, millions of dollars are wasted by not maxing out your dental benefits or using up the money set aside in your FSA. Most dental insurance companies reset their “benefit year” starting on January 1st. This means you have until the end […]

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A Clean Mouth Might Save Your Life

posted on October 1, 2019

Professional dental exams and a regular homecare routine do more than keep your mouth clean – they might just save your life! Taking care of your mouth, teeth, and gums are important to your overall health and can prevent cavities, periodontal disease and infections while lowering your risk of heart attack and stroke. As an […]

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What Exactly Is a Root Canal?

posted on September 1, 2019

Root canals might get a bad rap, but they are one of many options to save your natural teeth. Thanks to advances in technology, they are more comfortable and successful than ever. Years ago, the mere thought of a root canal would cause people more pain than an actual toothache. But now, advances in digital […]

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What Causes Bad Breath?

posted on August 1, 2019

Bad breath isn’t fun for anyone. Here are a few causes and some ideas to keep your breath fresh. Sometimes bad breath is the result of a garlicky dinner or morning coffee but sometimes it’s caused by a chronic condition called halitosis. If you have persistent bad breath that doesn’t go away even after brushing […]

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