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Two Common Oral Hygiene Misconceptions

Good oral hygiene is about more than just fresh breath and a beautiful smile. Your oral health impacts your overall health in important ways, so it’s important that you are armed with accurate information, whether you are trying to change your habits or simply maintain the good ones you already have. Today, we’d like to

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What Kind of Braces are Right for Me?

Many of our patients seek our advice on the best options for straightening teeth, and for good reason. An investment in straighter teeth does more than ensure a beautiful smile; it wards off several immediate and potential issues, from overcrowding to jaw alignment issues. But choosing between traditional braces and newer options can be confusing.

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How Can I Improve My Periodontal Health?

Today, we’d like to tackle a topic that impacts many Americans–a full half, in fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): periodontal disease. According to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), gum disease is a “chronic inflammatory disease that affects the gum tissue and bone supporting the teeth [and] if left untreated, periodontal

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Are Dental Sealants Right for Me and My Family?

In the fight against cavities, sugar has quite a competitive edge. But many families are turning to dental sealants to protect teeth throughout our most cavity and sugar-prone years and beyond. Dental sealants are simply thin, plastic coatings applied to the surface of the portion of a tooth that is used for chewing. Only the

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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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