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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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Why Should I Get Dentures?

posted on July 1, 2019

Dentures do more than fill out your smile, and the process might be a lot easier than you think! If you’ve lost some or all your natural teeth, your dentist will recommend dentures so you can speak and chew properly and keep your bite correctly aligned. Dentures can be removable or fixed appliances that replace […]

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What is Scaling and Root Planning

posted on June 1, 2019

If your dentist finds signs of gum disease during an exam, you might hear the phrase “root planing and scaling.” Don’t worry; it’s not as scary as it sounds and it might just save your teeth. If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while or if you have difficulty sticking to a regular […]

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Extractions Don't Have to Be a Pain

posted on May 1, 2019

Extractions are necessary for many reasons. By following some simple tips, you can avoid many post-op complications and lessen your healing time to get back to normal as quickly as possible. If a tooth is cracked below the gum, has a root fracture, or is periodontally involved and can’t be saved, an extraction might be […]

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