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3 Valentine’s Treats That Keep Your Smile Bright

14 Feb 20200
Valentine's Treats

Valentine’s Day is the first holiday of the year where high amounts of sweets and treats are purchased and consumed, not only by romantic partners, but by everyone. Every year, the average spending for Valentine’s Day continues to rise. In total, spending is expected to reach $27.4 billion, up 32% from 2019. On average, 58 million pounds of chocola

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4 Tips for Cavity Prevention over the Holiday

15 Dec 20190
Holiday Treats

Sweet treats, such as pies, chocolate, candy canes, and more are awaiting us this holiday season. That’s not a good sign for your oral or overall health as you might gain a new cavity in addition to a few pounds. Although delicious, sugary treats, are good at damaging teeth and gums. Here are a few ways to prevent cavities during the holiday season

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How Gum Disease Can Impact Your Health

15 Aug 20160
Dentist examination room with a yellow chair

Daily brushing and flossing can keep gum and periodontal disease at bay but for those that still suffer from Taking care of your teeth isn’t just about having a pearly white smile and pleasant breath.  There has been research proving a connection between your dental health and overall health.  Daily brushing and flossing can keep gum and periodo

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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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