Beyond Brushing: Gum Health

When discussing dental hygiene, we tend to focus on our teeth and how to properly brush and floss them. However, it’s also important to discuss how best to take care of what holds them in place: your gums. Paying attention to your gum health will help you better identify any potential issues and solutions to

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Best Flossing Practices

Flossing doesn’t always make it into the daily oral hygiene routine. However, flossing plays an important role in breaking down plaque and bacteria, which are the primary culprits for gum disease. When flossing is not a part of your dental care routine, tartar builds up, which can only be removed by a dental professional. If

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Should I Brush After Every Meal?

We are all familiar with the refrain: brush twice a day, or after every meal. But how many of us are actually brushing after every meal? And do we really have to? We hope this overview will bring some clarity to the issue. After-Meal Offenders: Sugar and Carbs The two biggest threats to your oral

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Ask the Dentist: Is Nitrous Oxide Safe?

Many of our patients wonder about the efficacy and safety of nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” as a sedation method for dental procedures. Nitrous oxide is indeed a safe sedation method. Read on for details on how and why it is used. Using Nitrous Oxide in Dental Procedures When it comes to sedation

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Taking Care of Your Oral Health Over the Holidays

The holidays are a time of celebration and indulgences. Many of us take time to visit with family and friends, travel perhaps, and distance the demands of work from our minds. It’s a terrific time of year to recharge and renew the bonds that we cherish, but it’s an unavoidable fact that the holidays will

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Ideas to Protect Sensitive Teeth

If you experience sensitive teeth, you know just how difficult it can be to enjoy everyday things like a warm cup of coffee or tea or even a sweet treat. Usually, tooth sensitivity is the result of worn down enamel. While you can’t exactly restore this enamel, there are steps you can take to reduce

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Bleaching Your Teeth Safely

The demand for tooth whitening products has never been so high, and consumers’ options are broader than ever. If you’re hoping to brighten your smile but not sure where to start, read on. Before You Bleach In advance of any whitening treatment, it’s essential that you establish a regular checkup and cleaning habit at your

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The Impact of Smoking on Teeth and Oral Health

If you’re one of the millions of Americans working on kicking a cigarette habit, here is one more reason to keep it up: your oral health. Many patients wonder whether smoking cigarettes, or quitting, can really have that big of an impact on your teeth and gums. The answer? A resounding yes. Smoking and Tooth

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Do I Really Need to Floss?

Flossing is one of those habits that can be tricky to incorporate into your daily life. Often, our patients are skeptical about whether they really need to be going the extra mile to make sure they floss regularly. Despite some controversy surrounding the issue, we’d like to offer a resounding yes to the question of

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The Best Foods for Dental Health

Often, patients express concerns about how to mind their dental health throughout their busy day. The fact is that even disciplined brushers cannot keep a toothbrush handy all day long. But one thing that everyone can do is eat foods that benefit dental health in that long stretch between morning and evening brushing. Read on

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