Are Sweets Really the Culprit for Tooth Decay?

This is a great question with a complicated answer.  Everyone has heard that sugar causes cavities.  But you may also know someone who has a serious sweet tooth problem and does not have “bad teeth”.    The forming of a cavity is a multi-factorial process, and sweets are just one of those factors. In order for […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Skip the Dentist, Even if you Have Good Teeth

There is a common misconception that you only need to go to the dentist when you have a problem. Unfortunately, that is the worst tactic you can take when it comes to dental care. It leads to more expensive and more extensive dental treatments, not to mention the pain and suffering that can result when […]

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Are Electric Toothbrushes Worth It?

By asking this question, we assume you want to know the value of an electric toothbrush. Considering the difference in cost between electric toothbrushes and manual toothbrushes, this is a reasonable inquiry. We hope to convince you that electric toothbrushes are, indeed, worth the extra expense. What Advantages do Electric Toothbrushes Have over Manual Toothbrushes? […]

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Does it Matter What Type of Floss I Use?

Yes. Well, kind of. There are certain types of floss better for certain situations.  However, as dentists, we will never get on to you for using the “wrong” type of floss.  We are just happy you are flossing at all.  Any floss is better than no floss. Technique Matters Most Using the proper flossing technique […]

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Can E-cigarettes Cause Mouth Damage?

Yes! E-cigarettes have been touted as a great way to stop smoking.  Many people believe that they are a “healthy” alternative to smoking cigarettes.  While they may be slightly better for you than traditional cigarettes, they are not without risk! E-Cigs and Oral Health Vaping poses increased risks for cavities, gum disease and oral cancer.  […]

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How to Treat Cracked Teeth

In our last blog post, we discussed the condition of cracked teeth, what causes them, and what you can do to prevent them.  So what do you do if you already have one?  The treatment of a cracked tooth varies widely based on the extent of the crack. Cracked Teeth vs. Chipped Teeth First, we […]

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How to Prevent Cracked Teeth

Many dental problems today are preventable.  Most people know that with great oral hygiene and the right diet, we can prevent gum disease and cavities. Did you know that you can also prevent cracked teeth? Enamel is the hardest structure in the human body.  It is harder than bone and the other hard substances in […]

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Does gum disease affect your brain?

That is the question many researchers of Alzheimer ’s disease are currently asking. As they continue searching for causes of this devastating disease, new studies are published on a pretty regular basis. One recent study is getting a lot of attention because the results suggest a link between gum disease and Alzheimer ’s disease. DISCLAIMER: […]

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White Spots On Your Teeth

It is safe to say that most everyone wants white teeth. It is also safe to say that everyone wants teeth that are uniformly white, and not teeth that are splotchy with white spots here and there. White spots can give a dingy or unattractive appearance to a smile, even when the teeth are perfectly […]

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The Benefits of Smiling

For us, there’s nothing more rewarding than seeing one of our patients wear his or her brand new smile confidently. Every day, we restore our patients’ smiles through everything from dental implants, dentures and dental crowns, to simple teeth whitening procedures. As the new year begins, making a point to smile more should be on […]

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