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Maintaining optimal oral health is a cornerstone of overall well-being, and tooth decay is one of the most prevalent health issues. It’s crucial to comprehend the various types of tooth decay and, equally importantly, to grasp effective preventive measures. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1 in 4 adults in … Read more

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If you think you may have a dental emergency it is important to know what to do to ensure your issue is addressed as soon as possible. Our office provides same day or next day appointments to accommodate our patients that need immediate treatment. One of the most common dental emergencies that patients experience is … Read more

Extractions are done as a way to remove problematic teeth. In some cases, a tooth is too far gone to save it and extraction is the only viable option. For example, if you have been experiencing extreme sensitivity lately or are battling gum disease, tooth removal may be necessary. Extraction may also be needed in … Read more

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Do you feel like your gums are extra sensitive lately? Do you need good dental hygiene? You’re not the only one. Maintaining good oral health is more than just brushing and flossing your teeth regularly. When it comes to knowing how to strengthen teeth and gums, it lies in understanding the importance of healthy nutrition. … Read more

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Wisdom teeth, or third molars, typically emerge in the late teens or early twenties. These teeth, located at the back of your mouth, were historically associated with wisdom and maturity due to their appearance at a more mature age.  However, wisdom teeth often bring not knowledge but a host of dental issues. When wisdom teeth … Read more

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Our teeth play a crucial role in our daily lives. From biting and chewing to flashing a bright smile, they are indispensable. However, maintaining good oral health goes beyond brushing and flossing; it also involves being mindful of what we eat. Some foods can wreak havoc on our teeth, causing problems like cavities, gum disease, … Read more

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Within the realm of dentistry, the term “full mouth reconstruction” promises a complete revitalization of an individual’s oral health. This intricate dental procedure encompasses a spectrum of treatments and interventions meticulously orchestrated to restore not only the functional harmony of the mouth but also the aesthetics that define our smiles.  Full mouth reconstructions represent a … Read more

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Gum contouring, also known as gum reshaping or gingival sculpting, is a cosmetic dental procedure that involves the reshaping and recontouring of the gum line. Gum contouring surgery is performed by skilled dental professionals, aiming to enhance the aesthetic appearance of the smile by creating a balanced and harmonious ratio between the teeth and gums.  … Read more

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Approximately 200 million Americans used mouthwash in 2020, and the number has kept increasing with growing awareness about the importance of oral health. Good oral health is a strong indicator of overall health, and mouthwash is a simple way to maintain and protect healthy teeth. A mouthwash is an oral rinse that can be used … Read more

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Most dentists recommend that patients receive X-rays once per year — but, are they necessary? The American Dental Association (ADA) does recommend updated X-rays at least once every twelve months, and many offices use modern technology that drastically reduces the amount of radiation patients are exposed to compared to the X-rays of several decades ago. … Read more

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When your little one grins at you, you fall in love with them all over again. That smile is everything, but what steps are you taking to protect it? The reality is that children can start developing cavities even before kindergarten. Proper brushing and flossing help, but dental sealants for kids add one more layer … Read more

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Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Unfortunately, if you are missing teeth, this can take a toll on your self-esteem and your social interactions. It can also make eating more difficult.  Dental implants can help. But compared to every other kind of dental procedure, how well do dental implants … Read more

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You take a peek at some of your most memorable smiling photos over the years, and on the one hand, the moments leave you smiling some more. On the other hand, though, you feel a twinge of frustration knowing that your smile isn’t as perfect as you wish it could be. The good news? You … Read more

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It’s one of those things, like changing the oil in your car. You’re supposed to do it every few months, but does it really matter? Many people wonder how often they should get their teeth cleaned and whether twice-a-year visits are truly necessary. As it turns out, there’s a good reason that most dentists recommend … Read more

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With summer weddings and fall festival photo ops on the horizon, you know you’ll be doing a lot of smiling in the not-so-distant future—but there’s just one problem. You have stains on your teeth. There are plenty of whitening products in stores and online. The question is, is it bad to whiten your teeth? The … Read more

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