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What to Expect in a Routine Dental Cleaning with Your Dentist?

A routine dental cleaning isn’t so different from a routine dental exam, since it’s all about ensuring your teeth and gums are healthy. However, while you’ll receive a teeth cleaning during a regular exam visit, a cleaning visit will allow … Continue reading

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Why You Should See a Dentist Every 6 Months?

Every patient has their own specific needs, but the vast majority of patients benefit most by regular dental exams at every 6 months. Here are the compelling reasons why you should see a dentist twice a year: Early Detection Dental … Continue reading

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What to Expect at a Routine Dental Checkup?

No matter how great your oral hygiene is, a visit to the dentist for a basic exam should occur regularly. For many patients, simply going twice a year is sufficient, but for those who either have custom dental work or … Continue reading

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Should I Get Professional Teeth Whitening or is Over-the-Counter Good Enough?

If you ask someone, “What’s the one thing you could change about your teeth?” the most likely response you’d receive is having whiter teeth. Over the course of our lifetime, everyone’s pearly whites darken and discolor. From the foods and … Continue reading

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Don’t Live With a Painful, Infected Tooth – Get a Root Canal

No one likes to live with pain. So, when it comes to dealing with an infected tooth, why does it seem like so many patients are scared of a root canal? Truth is, root canals are relatively harmless procedures that … Continue reading

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When Should I Schedule My Child’s First Dental Check-up?

When it comes to your child’s health, many people tend to overlook their oral health! It’s pretty easy not to think about the dentist until your child gets their first toothache or cavity. However, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry … Continue reading

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The Different Kinds of Floss and Choosing the Best One for You

Did you know that there isn’t just one kind of floss that you can buy and use? Most people only think to purchase the typical small plastic container of nylon floss – and that is perfectly okay. But there are … Continue reading

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How You Can Make Time to Better Care for Your Teeth?

When half of American adults suffer from some varying degree of gum disease, it’s no secret that people struggle with caring for their oral health. With a busy schedule, it’s hard for many to find the time to go to … Continue reading

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What is Fluoride Treatment and is it Necessary?

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that appears in the water and food we eat, and it’s so omnipresent that you might be led to believe that you’re getting enough of it to enjoy all its wonderful benefit. However, that’s … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer?

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re doing our part to make sure you’re educated on the risks and treatment surrounding this disease. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, “Close to 49,750 Americans will be diagnosed with oral oropharyngeal … Continue reading

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