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The 411 On Dental Implants

15 Jun 20160

Are you missing a tooth? Have you been told you have a tooth that is not repairable? If so, you are likely a good candidate for dental implants. A dental implant is the gold standard for tooth replacement. A dental implant functions, chews and feels more like a natural tooth. The procedure of placement is usually surprisingly simple with minimal

How Long Will My Dental Work Last?

24 May 20160

How long will my dental work last? On the surface this seems like a fair question.  A dentist might compare this question to asking your doctor “how long am I going to live?” Needless to say this is often a difficult question to answer. While the question is difficult, there are a few generalities that can be described to give a patient a better id

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What is a Deep Cleaning? Do I Need One?

26 Apr 20160

Have you been told by your dentist or hygienist that you need a deep cleaning? Why didn’t they do a deep cleaning instead of regular cleaning? What will happen if you don’t do the deep cleaning? These are all very good questions I hope to shed some light on. A “deep cleaning” is a term used to describe what I call a “non-surgical periodontal tr

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The Secret to Deep Cleaning and Dental Scaling

19 Mar 20160

Many dental patients aren’t aware of the difference between a regular, routine dental cleaning (Prophylaxis) and a true deep cleaning (Scaling and Root Planing). A routine cleaning is recommended twice a year as a good preventative measure, keeping teeth and tissue healthy by removing plaque and stains. Unless a problem arises, such as tooth decay

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The Buzz about Electric Toothbrushes

25 Feb 20160

Taking a walk down the oral care aisle at the grocery store or drug store can be a daunting task when you are shopping for a toothbrush. There are so many to choose from. There are dozens of different styles of bristles, angles, handles, etc., for manual brushes and now there are almost as many styles and brands for electric, or battery powered, to

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Valentine’s Day Chocolates & Your Teeth

12 Feb 20160

Every year, Americans spend close to $1.5 million on Valentine’s Day chocolate. In fact, the chocolate box tradition has been around for more than 140 years. Richard Cadbury introduced the first Valentine’s Day box of chocolates in 1868. Although we know that chocolate contains loads of sugar, recent studies have proved that it’s ok to indulge a

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5 Ways to Make Brushing Fun for Your Kids!

28 Jan 20160

Kids aren’t known for being thorough when it comes to personal hygiene. And tooth brushing is no different. Ask any parent and they’ll tell you, without hesitation, that getting their kids to brush their teeth is an ongoing struggle. Nonetheless, it’s a necessary struggle. Taking care of your child’s primary teeth is a vital component of their o

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Cosmetic Dentistry For Your Perfect Smile

22 Jan 20160

With the constant evolution of social media, people are becoming more concerned with their image and living up to the societal standards set by celebrities with their beautiful features and flawless teeth. Everyone wants to feel beautiful, and as a society, we are no longer satisfied with the results of brushing and flossing alone. Today, the av

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Nine “Tricks” for Healthier “Treats”

26 Oct 20150

October is here and you know what that means . . . store shelves are lined with bags upon bags of candy for those expecting trick-or-treaters at the end of the month.  Whether you’re handing out the treats, sifting through your children’s candy or both, try these nine tricks to avoid any scary dental issues. Limit the candy to shortly after mea

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