Don’t Take A Vacation From Oral Hygiene!

Published: August 10, 2019 11:00am 18 Views

Don’t Take A Vacation From Oral Hygiene!

WITH THE ARRIVAL OF SUMMERcomes the season of family vacations and exciting trips to new places. We're as excited for it as our patients, but before everyone leaves to explore parts unknown, we want to give you a few tips and reminders about taking care of your teeth while you're away from home. Bef...

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How Clean Is Your Tongue?

Published: August 3, 2019 11:12am 28 Views

How Clean Is Your Tongue?

"BRUSH YOUR TEETHfor two full minutes twice a day and floss your teeth once a day." You've probably lost count of how many times you've heard that, but how often have you heard that you should be cleaning your tongue every day too? The Difference A Clean Tongue Makes More bacteria likes to live on o...

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You’ll Be Smiling Again With Dental Implants

Published: July 27, 2019 11:00am 26 Views

You’ll Be Smiling Again With Dental Implants

TOOTH DECAY, ACCIDENTS,and sports-related injuries are a few of the most common causes of tooth loss, but thanks to modern dentistry, we don't need to live with a gap in our smiles. Among the most effective ways to fill in the gaps are dental implants. Implants Versus False Teeth Dentures (whether p...

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Plaque, Tartar, And Your Teeth

Published: July 20, 2019 11:00am 31 Views

Plaque, Tartar, And Your Teeth

PLAQUE AND TARTARare two words that you probably hear a lot when you come in for a dental cleaning. You might already know that they cause tooth decay and gum disease, but do you know what they are? Let's take a closer look at these two substances that are a constant threat to our oral health. Stage...

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Too Few Or Too Many Adult Teeth?

Published: July 13, 2019 11:00am 21 Views

Too Few Or Too Many Adult Teeth?

DEPENDING ON HOW MANYwisdom teeth come in and whether or not they have to be removed, most adults have 28-32 adult teeth. There are a few outliers in either direction, however. Some people have fewer teeth than they should (called hypodontia or congenitally missing teeth), while others have one or m...

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Repeat After Us: Teeth Are Not Tools

Published: July 7, 2019 11:00am 22 Views

Repeat After Us: Teeth Are Not Tools

OUR TEETH AREpretty amazing, and there's a lot they can do. They chew our food, they provide structural support for the lower third of our faces, they help us speak clearly, and they give us our beautiful smiles. However, many people also find other uses for their teeth, which can be very dangerous....

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4 Ways Smiling Improves Our Health!

Published: June 29, 2019 11:00am 27 Views

4 Ways Smiling Improves Our Health!

WE'VE ALL HEARDthe old clich that it takes more muscles to frown than to smile, so you should smile to conserve energy! That's actuallyfalse. It takes a minimum of ten muscles to smile but only a minimum of six to frown, so the expression should really be "smile to burn calories!" But smiling will d...

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Defeating Bad Breath

Published: June 22, 2019 11:00am 20 Views

Defeating Bad Breath

WE'VE ALL BEEN THERE BEFORE--- sitting in the middle of a job interview or a first date and realizing that our breath is far from minty fresh. Even when everything else is going perfectly, bad breath can be enough to ruin your confidence and turn a good experience sour. Why do we get bad breath, and...

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Enamel Hypoplasia

Published: June 15, 2019 11:00am 24 Views

Enamel Hypoplasia

WE ALL WANTa perfect, pearly-white smile. Sometimes all it takes is a good brushing and flossing habit and regular dental visits, but not everyone is lucky enough to have naturally strong teeth that are easy to take care of. For some people, a healthy smile is much harder to achieve because of a con...

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Taking Care Of Your Pet’s Teeth

Published: June 8, 2019 11:00am 23 Views

Taking Care Of Your Pet’s Teeth

IT'S EASY TO ASSUMEthat our pets don't need dental care like we do. After all, wild animals can't exactly brush their teeth, and that doesn't seem to be a problem for them. However, it turns out that our pets' teeth have a very different situation than the teeth of wild animals, and they do need our...

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It’s Time To Kick That Ice-Chewing Habit

Published: June 1, 2019 11:00am 25 Views

It’s Time To Kick That Ice-Chewing Habit

CHEWING ICE MIGHT SEEMrefreshing in the moment, but it's not doing any favors for your teeth in the long run. Today we're going to take a look at why ice chewing is such a common habit despite the dangers it poses, as well as what someone with this habit can do to stop. Compulsive Ice Eating The sci...

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Some Of History’s Fun And Bizarre Dental Stories

Published: May 25, 2019 11:00am 22 Views

Some Of History’s Fun And Bizarre Dental Stories

HISTORY IS FULLof outrageous tales about teeth! How many of these dental facts have you heard before? The Dental Woes That Won the Battle Of Yorktown? During the Revolutionary War,George Washingtonwrote a letter to his dentist requesting some dental cleaning tools to be sent to New York, noting th...

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Why Are My Teeth So Sensitive?

Published: May 18, 2019 11:00am 18 Views

Why Are My Teeth So Sensitive?

IS A SIMPLE SPOONFULof ice cream enough to make you cringe because of the pain in your teeth? Do you have to be careful when you drink hot coffee that none of it touches your chompers? If you know the feeling, then you're one of millions who experience tooth sensitivity. Let's take a closer look at...

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Our Favorite Quotes About Smiling

Published: May 11, 2019 11:00am 17 Views

Our Favorite Quotes About Smiling

WORKING IN THE DENTALhealth business, one of our favorite things to see is our patients' smiles. So today, we thought we'd celebrate those happy faces by sharing some of our favorite quotes about smiling! Smile For Yourself "Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don't get so worke...

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A Closer Look At Our Teeth

Published: May 4, 2019 11:00am 20 Views

A Closer Look At Our Teeth

WE USE OUR TEETHall day, every day, for chewing, talking, and flashing big smiles at friends and family, but what are the structures that allow our teeth to do so much? Let's take a look at what our teeth are made of. Layer 1: Tooth Enamel The portion of each tooth that we can see above our gum tiss...

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Dental Care For Baby Teeth

Published: April 27, 2019 11:00am 24 Views

Dental Care For Baby Teeth

THE SMILE OFa happy child is one of the best things in the world. Unfortunately, dental caries (tooth decay) is themost commonchronic disease of childhood. We want those smiles to stay as healthy as possible, which is why we're dedicating a blog post to baby teeth dental care. Baby Teeth Matter Beca...

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Dental X-Rays: It’s Time For Your Close-Up

Published: April 20, 2019 11:00am 29 Views

Dental X-Rays: It’s Time For Your Close-Up

IF WE ASKEDyou to list three things that happen in a typical dental exam, dental X-rays would probably be one of them. But do you know what they're used for? It depends on the type of X-ray, so let's look at what these are. Getting The Wide Shot With Panoramic X-Rays If you've ever stood on a circul...

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Oral pH: A Delicate Balance

Published: April 13, 2019 11:00am 22 Views

Oral pH: A Delicate Balance

YOU MIGHT REMEMBERa little bit about pH from a science class you took years ago in middle school or high school. Even if you don't, that's okay; it's time for a refresher course because pH plays a major role in our oral health. The Basics (And Acidics) Of pH We could go into some really complicated...

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Temporomandibular Disorders

Published: April 6, 2019 11:00am 15 Views

Temporomandibular Disorders

OUR JAWS DO A LOTof work throughout the day, opening and closing over and over so that we can do ordinary things like talk, eat, and yawn. Ideally, all of the anatomy involved functions as it should and we can perform these tasks without trouble, but many people struggle with temporomandibular joint...

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The Coolest Teeth In The Animal Kingdom

Published: March 30, 2019 11:00am 20 Views

The Coolest Teeth In The Animal Kingdom

MOST OF USalready know that sharks constantly grow new teeth, venomous snakes use their fangs like syringes full of poison, and elephants have enormous tusks. As lovers of teeth of all shapes and sizes, today we'd like to take a moment to spotlight a few lesser known bizarre teeth out there in the w...

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Straight Teeth: Not Just About Looks

Published: March 23, 2019 11:00am 27 Views

Straight Teeth: Not Just About Looks

THE MOST OBVIOUSimpact of orthodontic treatment is a straighter, more attractive smile. While it is true that we tend to perceive people with properly aligned teeth as happier and more successful, the benefits aren't just superficial. Clearer Speech Do you remember the lisp you had between losing yo...

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Great Dental Health Apps For Kids

Published: March 16, 2019 11:00am 19 Views

Great Dental Health Apps For Kids

EVERY PARENT WANTSto be able to teach their children good, healthy habits so that they will be ready for the responsibilities of adulthood, and those include oral health and hygiene habits. But what do we do when our kids aren't interested in brushing and flossing? Fortunately, in the age of the sma...

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Root Canal Myths: Busted

Published: March 9, 2019 11:00am 19 Views

Root Canal Myths: Busted

HAVE YOU EVER HEARDsomeone begin a sentence "I'd rather have a root canal than..."? The negative portrayal of root canal treatment in our culture isn't just a clich; it's a myth! That's why we're using this post to knock down some of the most common root canal myths out there. Myth 1: "Root Canal Tr...

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The Effects Of Pregnancy On Oral Health

Published: March 2, 2019 11:00am 21 Views

The Effects Of Pregnancy On Oral Health

YOU CAN ALWAYSexpect your body to go through a lot of changes when you're expecting, but did you know that some of those changes are to your oral health? The changing hormone levels of pregnancy actually put expecting mothers at greater risk of developing a variety of oral health issues, including g...

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The Top 3 Best Drinks For Your Teeth

Published: February 23, 2019 11:00am 22 Views

The Top 3 Best Drinks For Your Teeth

MANY OF THE THINGSwe drink are actually pretty bad for our teeth, especially soda, fruit juice, and coffee. What options does that leave for the dental health conscious to quench their thirst? Fortunately, there are a few drinks that are much less likely to cause stains or contribute to enamel erosi...

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Nitrous Oxide: Having A Gas At The Dentist

Published: February 16, 2019 11:00am 17 Views

Nitrous Oxide: Having A Gas At The Dentist

MOST OF US HAVEat least heard of laughing gas, the whimsically-nicknamed sedation method used by dentists, even if we haven't had it ourselves. But what exactly is laughing gas, and why is it so closely associated with dentistry? Nitrous Oxide From Discovery To Dentistry Laughing gas is a colo...

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Relief For A Burned Mouth

Published: February 9, 2019 11:00am 17 Views

Relief For A Burned Mouth

HAVE YOU EVER SAT down to a plate of lasagna from your favorite Italian place and immediately taken a huge bite without waiting for it to cool down? Or taken a swig of hot chocolate too fast? Maybe it wasn't lasagna or hot chocolate for you, but we've all burned our tongues on foods or drinks we lov...

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Sleep Apnea And Your Child’s Dental Health

Published: February 2, 2019 11:00am 18 Views

Sleep Apnea And Your Child’s Dental Health

UP TO 20 PERCENT of habitually snoring children have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that results in brief but repeated interruptions to normal breathing during sleep. Not only is this a potentially life-threatening disorder, it also has a significant impact on oral health. The Three...

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An Intro To Veneers

Published: January 26, 2019 11:00am 19 Views

An Intro To Veneers

MANY OF US ARE unhappy with the way our smiles look. Maybe our teeth aren't as white as we'd like, they have unusual shapes, or they've suffered some damage like chipping or fractures. Veneers are a great, long-lasting solution we can use to fix these problems and get the smiles of our dreams. Ho...

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Train Your Child To Be A Flossing Ninja

Published: January 19, 2019 11:00am 16 Views

Train Your Child To Be A Flossing Ninja

BEING A GOOD NINJAisn't just about mastering the nunchaku and learning to move about completely undetected; it's also about keeping one's teeth and gums healthy and strong. One of our greatest weapons against gum disease and tooth decay is a good flossing habit. The Importance Of Flossing To The Pat...

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