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Nitrous Oxide: Having A Gas At The Dentist

Published: February 16, 2019 11:00am 272 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 192 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 164 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 217 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 173 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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What To Do When You Have A Toothache

Published: January 12, 2019 11:00am 170 Views

What To Do When You Have A Toothache

A TOOTHACHE ISnever fun to deal with, and they can happen for a variety of reasons. Do you know what to do when one strikes, especially if it happens over the holidays or at the beginning of the weekend and you can't get quick access to professional dental care? Toothache Causes Themost common reaso...

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Protect Your Teeth This Cold And Flu Season

Published: December 29, 2018 3:00pm 166 Views

THE LAST THING YOU WANT to worry about when you're sick is your dental health. Unfortunately, your teeth can be extra vulnerable when cold and flu season strike. If you find yourself under the weather, read on for helpful tips on protecting your mouth! Watch Out For Dry Mouth You know that feelin...

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Stocking Stuffers For Healthy Teeth

Published: December 15, 2018 3:00pm 176 Views

THE HOLIDAYS ARE approaching, and that means it's time to shop for treats and presents for the people we love! Often times, these treats aren't the healthiest choices for our teeth, which is why we've put together some suggestions for more dental-friendly goodies to stuff in those stockings --- as...

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Kids, Teens, And Gum Disease

Published: December 8, 2018 6:45pm 196 Views

YOU MIGHT THINKthat gum disease is a dental health problem that only adults have to deal with. Unfortunately, teenagers and children are also at risk of developing gingivitis and more severe forms of periodontal disease. Causes Of Gum Disease The causes of gum disease aredifferentfor teenagers tha...

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What We’re Thankful For

Published: November 18, 2018 6:56pm 158 Views

What We’re Thankful For

EACH YEAR, THANKSGIVINGis a wonderful time for us all to reflect on all the things we're grateful for in our lives, and that's exactly what we've done at our practice. Here are some of the things our team members feel particularly grateful for this Thanksgiving season. Jus A Few Members Of Our Team...

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Impress Your Friends With Dental Trivia

Published: November 15, 2018 3:00pm 202 Views

Impress Your Friends With Dental Trivia

MOST PEOPLE OUTSIDEof teeth-related professions probably only think about their teeth when something's wrong, like when there's something stuck between them in the middle of a date, they're sore from a toothache, or they're stained after drinking coffee or juice. That's why we thought our patients w...

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Thinking About Whitening Your Smile?

Published: November 12, 2018 6:54pm 200 Views

Thinking About Whitening Your Smile?

SO, YOU WANT TOwhiten your teeth. You're not alone! In fact, when the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked what people would most like to improve about their smile, the most common response was whiter teeth. There Are Several Teeth Whitening Options With so many teeth whitening products on...

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Time’s Running Out On Insurance Benefits!

Published: October 26, 2018 2:16pm 204 Views

Time’s Running Out On Insurance Benefits!

ANOTHER YEAR IS COMINGto a close, and that means another year of insurance benefits is about to expire. If you haven't taken advantage of your dental insurance yet, that's okay, but the year is almost over, so the time to use them is now. To help you prepare, we've put together some information abou...

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Making Halloween Healthy For Your Teeth

Published: October 18, 2018 1:30pm 186 Views

Making Halloween Healthy For Your Teeth

HALLOWEEN IS ONE OFthe most highly anticipated holidays of the year, and it's almost here! This holiday sees kids, teens, and even adults consuming far more sugar than they would any other time, coming in second only to Easter. The problem with this is that sugar is the favorite food of the harmfu...

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Broccoli Benefits For Your Teeth

Published: May 1, 2018 4:39am 220 Views

Broccoli Benefits For Your Teeth

Broccoli has so many benefits, including for your teeth. You may find it hard to believe, but broccoli can even help whiten your teeth. That's because broccoli has natural minerals that when eaten raw can break apart the plaque in your teeth and brighten your smile. This amazing food also helps stre...

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Go Green: Making Your Dental Routine Eco-Friendly

Published: April 22, 2018 1:12am 243 Views

Go Green: Making Your Dental Routine Eco-Friendly

Going green is not limited to Earthy Day. Helping conserve the earth's resources should be a part of every activity. It's not justabout driving less, eating more local foods and turning off the lights when you leave a room, but it also involves your dental health practices too. Many of our dental ha...

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Don't Let Spring, Break Your Teeth!

Published: March 27, 2018 3:53am 208 Views

Don't Let Spring, Break Your Teeth!

Let's face it, kids aren't the only one who enjoy Easter candy each spring. Jelly belly, chocolate bunnies, and peeps are just some of the treats blooming in their baskets. After Halloween, Easter is the most popular holiday for candy sales. This year, 87% of Americans plan to indulge in Easter cand...

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Defend Against Dry Mouth

Published: March 10, 2018 6:57pm 229 Views

Defend Against Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is more than annoying, it can be cause for concern. Persistent dry mouth can affect your speech, your ability to swallow and even your dental health. Those suffering with dry mouth may experience a constant sore throat, a burning sensation in their throat, difficulty speaking or swallowing...

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Brushing Up: How to Select A Toothbrush

Published: February 28, 2018 5:00am 229 Views

Brushing Up: How to Select A Toothbrush

With so many toothbrushes on the market, it may be confusing on which is the best type of toothbrush to choose. The average american will spend more than 1,000 hours brushing their teeth making this a very important topic. Here are some guidelines for you to consider when buying your next toothbrush...

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Show Some Love To Your Smile This Valentines

Published: February 13, 2018 4:50am 245 Views

Show Some Love To Your Smile This Valentines

Flowers fade, candy becomes stale but your smile should last forever. After all, when you have a smile that you love you are more confident and happier. Your semi-annual visit to the dentist is only a small gesture to show your love a little TLC. Take time this Valentines season, and really every da...

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Reasons To Smile In The New Year

Published: January 31, 2018 4:42am 340 Views

Reasons To Smile In The New Year

Your smile communicates a lot about you. Smiles are contagious and like laughter, smiling provides countless mental, physical, social and emotional benefits. Plus, it is easier to smile than frown. While we can give you many reasons to smile, we wanted to highlight you four solid reasons to smile in...

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Resolve To Make A Healthier You In 2018

Published: January 4, 2018 5:13am 183 Views

Resolve To Make A Healthier You In 2018

While you are resolving to improve to make a healthier "new you" don't forget to include your mouth. A healthy body is intricately entwined with oral health and our healthy habits will improve your overall wellness. Consider our top 5 tips for a healthier mouth in the new year. Skip The Sugar: When...

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All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth

Published: December 5, 2017 5:05am 332 Views

All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth

"All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth" maybe a catchy Christmas song but it can also be a source of shame and embarrassment to the millions of Americans who are missing one or more teeth. Those who are missing teeth report lower rates of self-esteem, higher levels of depression, challenges...

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Pregnancy: The Tooth About Dental Health While Expecting

Published: November 28, 2017 3:00am 192 Views

Pregnancy: The Tooth About Dental Health While Expecting

Pregnancy is an exciting time for a growing family. If this is your first time being pregnant you may experience a myriad of symptoms because pregnancy effects literally every aspect of a woman's body due to increased hormones, including your mouth and gums. Taking care of your teeth during these ni...

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Thanksgiving Tips Your Teeth With Thank You

Published: November 22, 2017 4:47am 182 Views

Thanksgiving Tips Your Teeth With Thank You

For most Americans, Thanksgiving = food and we eat more than any other day of the year. We want you to continue to be thankful for good dental health so we've complied some tips to get keep your teeth and gums smiling this Thanksgiving: Have a Game Plan: Before you arrive, decide which 1-2 Thanksgi...

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Dentist Approved Tricks For Eating Halloween Candy

Published: October 27, 2017 3:11pm 251 Views

Dentist Approved Tricks For Eating Halloween Candy

Sugary Halloween candies can play tricks on your teeth, even the smaller fun size pieces. When sugar gets trapped on your teeth, the natural bacteria in your mouth feeds on sugar and breaks down the enamel on your teeth. The longer sugar lingers on your teeth the more likely damage can occur. Not a...

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Does Charcoal Actually Whiten Your Teeth?

Published: October 10, 2017 12:18am 277 Views

Does Charcoal Actually Whiten Your Teeth?

This isn't a Halloween related trick or treat. If you haven't heard, brushing your teeth with charcoal is all the rage. Celebrities swear brushing your teeth with charcoal will make your teeth whiter and copy cats are showing up on social media. If your not familiar with the fad, people are brushin...

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You Can't Afford Not To Visit The Dentist

Published: September 19, 2017 3:32pm 233 Views

You Can't Afford Not To Visit The Dentist

Your mouth is kept incredibly busy. Every day you eat, breathe, and speak so it's important to invest time and money to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Visiting the dentist may seem like an unneeded hassle, but really, you cannot afford to visit the dentist on a regular basis. Here's why: You Sav...

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Guard Your Teeth From Injuries

Published: August 30, 2017 2:54pm 160 Views

Guard Your Teeth From Injuries

Each year over 5 million teeth are lost by people playing sports. This issue isn't limited to youth playing contact sports; athletes of all ages are affected. It's often the older athletes who have more random dental injuries such as falling off a bike or tripping and hitting their face. The majorit...

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Break The Fast: Why Breakfast is the most important meal of the day

Published: August 17, 2017 2:31pm 199 Views

Break The Fast: Why Breakfast is the most important meal of the day

Rise and shine.......it's time to take on the day. Now that you're up, it's time to focus on the most important meal of the day,breakfast. You may be a person who spends very little or no time and thought on what you are going to eat in the morning. Some of you may skipbreakfastall together. This is...

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