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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Common Myths and Important Truths About Dentistry

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There are lots of negative notions out there when it comes to dental work. The statistics tell us that 5% - 8% of people entirely avoid going to the dentist out of fear and more than one in five only go when it's absolutely necessary because of the major anxiety it causes them. The truth is though, that seeing your dentist does not have to be a bad experience. Methods and technology have greatly advanced since that rotten dental encounter you had as a child.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Keeping Informed about Oral Cancer

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When we think about getting a check-up at the dental office, we consider that the dentist might tell us our brushing habits aren't up to par, could discover a cavity or two, or (cringe) deliver the news that we need a root canal. While each of these scenarios is less than preferable, they likely do not pose a serious threat to our overall health. However, research continues to show links between dental health and our physical health. And, one of those biggest connections comes in the form of oral cancer.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

4 Dental Hygiene Accessories to Keep Your Mouth Clean

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When it comes to keeping your pearly whites, well, pearly and white - we know the basic tools required are a toothbrush and floss. In previous blog posts, we've talked about brushing tips as well the most effective way to floss your teeth. But what else can you do to ensure your mouth stays healthy and clean? Of course you should see your dentist regularly, but we've also got four additional tools to add to your at home dental hygiene routine to ensure a sparkling smile.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Cosmetic Dentistry for You

Brighter New Year
First things first. Wishing You a Brighter New Year! We hope you've had a wonderful holiday season and that this next year will bring you much happiness, excitement and opportunity!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

New Years Resolutions and Dental Health

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It's that time again, when everyone starts talking about their goals and ambitions for the upcoming year. According to the University of Scranton, Journal of Clinical Psychology, about 45% of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions every year.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

How to Prepare for Oral Surgery

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The term "surgery" is a pretty daunting one. Oral surgery is certainly no exception when it comes to experiencing feelings of nervousness and trepidation before a scheduled procedure. Patients continually report, however, that the most important factor in reduced anxiety before oral surgery is being well-informed. We've put together a list of important topics and questions to discuss with your dentist before arriving for your surgical treatment.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Flossing Tips from the Pros

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You've heard it from us and you've probably heard it from your dentist: there is no substitute in your oral hygiene routine for flossing your teeth. Food and plaque that get trapped in between two touching teeth and are not removed through thorough brushing and flossing harden into calculus and tartar, which can lead to gum disease and tooth decay.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Everything you Need to Know About Pericoronitis

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Pericoronitis, also called operculitis, is an oral health issue that happens when the gum tissue around a partially erupted tooth becomes inflamed and infected. It most commonly affects the third molars or wisdom teeth.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Restorative Dental Treatment Options for Seniors

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Over time, wear and tear on our pearly whites can result in functional and cosmetic issues. This is especially true for seniors, whose teeth have been subject to fifty or more years of use. Following are common dental problems seniors face and treatment suggestions to address them.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Importance of Regular Dental Checkups for Seniors

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Contrary to popular belief, losing teeth is largely a result of preventable oral disease and not a direct consequence of aging. It is possible for your teeth to last a lifetime with the right attention. The two most important aspects of this care are a good, at-home oral hygiene routine and regular visits to the dentist.