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Bad habits for your teeth

There are many bad habits for your teeth. Most of them we do, day in and day out, without even being aware of them…or the impact they have on our health. Identifying which habits might be hurting your mouth can save you tons inexpensive dentist and orthodontist bills down the road. Read more…

Orthodontist vs. Dentist

We have all heard about dentists since we were children. But not all dentists are the same. Some dentists, such as orthodontists, specialize in certain treatments to improve the look, feel, and function of our mouths. So, which should you see? Read more…

Dental Hygenist

Most of us have heard of dentists. Fewer have heard of a dental hygienist — and even those that have heard of them might wonder what they do.

A dental hygienist is an important part of your dental team. In fact, you have probably worked closely with a dental hygienist without realizing it. Read more…

Oral Health for Children

Some of the most preventable health problems children face are dental health problems. And yet, roughly one in six children (17.5%) age 5 to 19 years old suffers from untreated cavities and/or tooth decay, according to the CDC.

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Swollen Gums

Swollen gums are a common symptom of several oral health issues. Many  causes of swollen gums are easy to treat, but if ignored they can become serious problems. Read more…

questions to ask an orthodontist

A visit with your orthodontist might seem like a routine thing. That first consultation with a new orthodontist is far from routine. This is your chance to get to know the person who will be working to change the look, feel, and function of your mouth. To do that, you need to know which important questions to ask an orthodontist in order to make sure you have the right person for the job. Read more…

First Dental Appointment

Ready for your visit to the dentist? Whether it’s your first time visiting a new dentist, or you just haven’t been in a while, here’s what you can expect from your first dentist appointment. Read more…

amalgam

Fillings are one of the most common dental procedures. If you’ve ever experienced tooth decay (otherwise known as a “cavity” or “caries”), chances are you’ve had a filling. Dentists use fillings to repair and replace cavities that would otherwise leave the soft inner tooth (known as “dentin”) exposed. Without a dental filling, untreated cavities can result in additional health complications, including decay, abscess, or infection. Read more…

Common Dental Procedures

You might be surprised how many services are offered by your family dentist. In fact, the term “general” dentistry can actually be a little misleading, because your general dentist actually specializes in a wide range of common dental procedures — from basic to highly sophisticated treatments! Read more…

chipped tooth

The enamel on your teeth is the strongest substance in your body, but it’s not indestructible. Teeth sometimes chip or crack — especially if the enamel is already eroded. Don’t worry. Depending on the cause and severity of your chipped tooth, there are many options to return your smile to its natural beauty.

As always, the first step is to consult your dentist. They’ll be able to evaluate the issue and determine which of the following chipped tooth repair options makes the most sense for you. Read more…

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