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There Are No Small Parts – Even When it Comes to Unseen Teeth

June 3, 2024

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Dentist showing patient an X-ray of his teeth

You’re missing a tooth. A back tooth. No one can see it, so you might be thinking there’s no point in filling the gap with something like a dental implant. Out of sight out of mind, right?

Let’s pretend for a moment that your mouth is a stage. Would you ever say something like that to the backstage crew? No! The front-of-house actors might see all the action and be who people recognize, but the backstage is the backbone of the performance. Without them you have no props, no mechanics, no pizzaz! Everything would fall apart. Well, your back teeth aren’t that much different!

Skeptical? Keep reading to learn more about the consequences of not replacing a back tooth.


X-Ray Vision: How Your Dentist Uses X-Rays to Support Your Dental Health

May 17, 2024

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Patient with good dental health looking at an X-ray with a dentist

If you’ve been to the dentist in the past century, chances are you’ve heard them say, “We need to take some X-rays” more than a few times. But have you ever wondered why? What do X-rays typically reveal, and how does your dentist use them to support your dental health? Continue reading to learn more about X-ray technology and why it’s so invaluable to your treatment.


Pesky Foods that Will Ruin A Date – And Your Teeth

April 6, 2024

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Most are familiar with the sensation of getting food stuck in their teeth. Those pesky morsels can be surprisingly resilient, taking time away from your date as you furiously try to floss them out or – worse! – creating embarrassment as your plus one takes note and gives you the awkward news. However, a quirky first impression isn’t the only thing at risk. Stubborn foods can cause serious harm to oral health if not removed properly.


Beyond Anxiety: The Versatile Applications of Sedation Dentistry

March 5, 2024

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Sedation dentistry has long been hailed as a boon for individuals grappling with dental anxiety. However, its benefits extend far beyond calming nerves. In recent years, dentists have increasingly embraced sedation techniques for various purposes beyond alleviating anxiety. Let’s delve into the versatile applications of sedation dentistry that go beyond merely soothing fearful patients.


Why Good Oral Health is Important for Your Immune System

January 10, 2024

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Woman brushing her teeth in a mirror

Good oral health is important by itself, of course, but the effect it can have on the rest of your body should not be overlooked. In particular, keeping your mouth healthy can go a long way toward helping you maintain a strong immune system. Your dentist is here with a brief look at how taking good care of your smile can ultimately improve your body’s ability to protect itself from the various viruses that can cause illness.


What Foods Should You Eat to Maintain a Bright Smile After Teeth Whitening?

December 15, 2023

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closeup of woman smiling after teeth whitening

Professional teeth whitening is the best way to achieve a brighter and more confident smile. After undergoing this cosmetic treatment, it’s necessary to adopt the right habits to help preserve and extend the longevity of your results. One effective way to do this is by paying close attention to your diet. Certain foods can contribute to dental staining, while others can help maintain your radiant smile. In this blog, we’ll explore five foods that you can incorporate into your diet to keep your teeth bright after teeth whitening treatment.


4 Tips for the Dental Hygiene Month Challenge: 31 Days of Oral Care

October 13, 2023

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A full set of oral hygiene tools

Break out the fancy toothbrushes and buy yourself a fresh tube of toothpaste. Dental Hygiene Month is here once again, and that means it’s time to prepare for the 31-day oral hygiene challenge. There’s no medal or fanfare at the end, but your teeth and gums will be in great shape! That might be reward enough.

If you need some tips on how to properly celebrate Oral Hygiene Month and complete the challenge, continue reading. Here, you’ll find four tips to give your teeth the best clean of their lives.


Ice Chewing: A Chilling Habit That Can Damage Your Smile

August 11, 2023

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A cup of ice

Whether it’s a full cup of specially designated chewing ice or the watered-down remnants of your movie theatre soda, ice is bad news for your teeth.  One wrong crack can be enough to send you to the dentist in an emergency.

But why is that? Surely your teeth can stand up to a little ice, right? Continue reading to learn why chewing on crunchy ice can be a recipe for disaster.


Which Toothpaste is Best for Veneers?

June 10, 2023

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Young man holding toothbrush and toothpasteIf you’re ready to revamp your teeth, porcelain veneers can create the dramatic results you desire. You can achieve a picture-perfect smile using a minimally invasive procedure that addresses many issues at once, like stains, chips, and gaps. Your dazzling results can last for a decade or more with the correct aftercare, like using the right toothpaste. Don’t let a simple mistake, like using the wrong toothpaste, compromise your investment. Here’s how to choose the best dental product for your new smile.


Creating a Dental Emergency Kit

April 7, 2023

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Dental emergency kit and molarNo one ever expects to need an emergency dentist, but accidents can happen. 1 in 6 Americans has a dental emergency annually. Although you may not think you’re at risk, it’s best to be prepared for the unexpected. Here’s how to create a dental emergency kit to help save your smile if the worst should happen.


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