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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…

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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…

dentist near me

Google “dentist near me” and you’ll likely find a lot of options. But not every local dentist offers the same services, technologies, and treatment planning designed to meet your unique oral health needs, cosmetic preferences, and budget. Read more…

sensitive teeth

If you have sensitive teeth, you’re not alone. According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), approximately 40 million U.S. adults experience some degree of tooth sensitivity. Depending on the sensitivity, you may experience discomfort when your teeth come into contact with liquids and foods that are very hot, cold, acidic, or sticky. Read more…

dentals veneers

Veneers are a great option for improving your smile, particularly if your teeth are discolored, chipped, or cracked, or have small gaps between them. In certain cases, patients may also opt for veneers instead of braces.

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Look out for the tell-tale signs. You know that excessive amounts of stress can have a big impact on your mental health and physical well-being. But did you know that the effects of stress can also damage your teeth? The two are not commonly associated, but a strong link exists. Read more…

Dental Terminology

Arm yourself with the knowledge to improve your oral health. Dentistry involves a lot more than just a brush, floss, teeth, and gums. Unfortunately, a dentist’s chair is not the most conducive environment for asking questions when you hear a term you’re unfamiliar with.

To clear up any confusion, browse the glossary of dental terminology below. The list is far from complete, but it does touch on many of the most commonly misunderstood terms. Read more…

Home Remedies for Toothaches
Find comfort without visiting the dentist or drug store. As anyone who has ever had a toothache knows, the pain is annoying at best and excruciating at worst. The dull throbbing paired with sharp stabs of pain makes it hard to work, eat, sleep, or enjoy just about anything. Read more…

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