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Why Dental Cleanings Are Essential

Oftentimes, a trip to the dentist isn’t a priority until some sort of sudden and uncomfortable issue occurs, requiring the removal of a tooth or some other form of dental procedure. This should not be the case. Dental experts advise visiting your dentist every six months for cleanings and exams, and often in doing this, many oral problems are addressed. […]

A Checklist for Your Next Dental Visit

Ideally, you’ve already formed the habit of visiting a dentist every six months for a check-up. If so, then any potential problems areas have likely been caught and treated before becoming bigger ones that can take more time and money to solve. For instance, if you smoke, it predisposes you for issues such as staining and discoloration. Cleaning and whitening […]

Why Dental Checkups Are Essential

Dreading your next visit to the dentist? Don’t worry; you’re not alone. An estimated 36% of adults in the United States share this fear, with nearly 12% of Americans avoiding visits to the dentist altogether due to extreme fear. In fact, the fear of going to the dentist, dentophobia, is considered one of the most common phobias experienced by adults […]

What Makes Invisalign Better Than The Rest?

Searching “aligners to correct teeth misalignment” you’ll find a wide range of result options to choose from, and Invisalign surely stands out among them. Invisalign allows you to straighten your teeth comfortably, efficiently, and confidently. Plus, despite the increased competition in the orthodontic treatment space, Invisalign is still a popular choice, and many continue to boast it as the best one out […]

Veneers Vs. Invisalign: Which Is Best For You?

If there is anything you don’t like about your smile, be it teeth that are misaligned, discolored, or have wide gaps between them, or any other issues for that matter, here’s a variety of ways to enhance your smile. Among the several tooth restoration options available, veneers and Invisalign have been top choices for many patients. Both veneers and Invisalign can […]

Dental Fear In Children: Brought On By Parents?

Two studies – one conducted in Washington State, and whose findings were published in the Journal of Pediatric Dentistry in 2004, and another conducted in Madrid, Spain, and whose findings were reported in 2012 in Science Daily, reinforce earlier findings that show a direct relationship between parental dental fear and that of their children. The Washington study looked at dental fear among 421 […]

The Many Types Of Sedation Dentistry

There are many reasons to choose sedation dentistry. Perhaps anxiety is an issue, or your teeth are extremely sensitive. You may have a low pain threshold, an easily triggered gag reflex, or need a lot of work done in one visit. If you think sedation dentistry might be right for you, this procedure is something we are happy to discuss […]

Healthy Summer Foods

It’s summer—that wonderful time of year when fresh and delicious produce abounds. the doctor will tell you that your teeth, gums, and tissues all rely on an appropriate mix of vitamins and minerals to maintain good oral health no matter what time of year. In previous studies, nutrients in fruits and vegetables such as dietary fiber, potassium, and antioxidants have […]

Memorial Day: Parades, Remembrance, And The Unofficial Start Of Summer!

“The purpose of all war is peace.” – Saint Augustine Fire truck sirens, baton twirlers, marching bands covering patriotic tunes, colorful floats, costumes, and millions of red, white, and blue American flags being waved in the air on a beautiful day in late May, that is what Memorial Day is all about. It is a federal holiday celebrated with town […]

Troubles With Cementum? Prevent ‘Em!

Our teeth are a lot more complicated than they look. Beneath that shiny white surface is an entire system of different cell tissues working together to keep each tooth vital and healthy. Enamel, the protective exterior of the crown (the visible part of the tooth), is the strongest substance in the body and the first line of defense against damage […]