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Child Dental Care

6 Smart Child Dental Care Tips

By Jennifer | April 20, 2018

A healthy smile is important to your child’s health and sense of well being. Tooth decay is the most common childhood health problem in the United States. If you don’t treat decay, your child risks pain and infection that can cause problems with speaking, eating, and general health. Compared to kids with poor oral health, children […]

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Bad Breath

Causes of Bad Breath

By Jennifer | March 30, 2018

No one likes bad breath. Halitosis, or bad breath, is usually caused by bacteria that live in your mouth. Bad breath can be caused by a variety of foods but can also be caused by medical conditions. So, if you have bad breath, you may consider consulting with your dentist to discuss the cause. Nearly 90 percent of people with […]

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How to Ease your Child’s Dental Fear

By Jennifer | March 23, 2018

According to the American Dental Association, as many as one in five Americans avoid going to the dentist because they are afraid. A painful or traumatic early experience with a dentist is the cause of this fear for many people. With some planning and preparation, it is possible to avoid bad dental experiences and also teach our children that dental care […]

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Holistic Dentistry

What is Holistic Dentistry?

By Jennifer | March 19, 2018

Holistic dentistry is a treatment approach that recognizes the link between dental health and overall systemic health. While most general dentists are concerned about providing the best possible solution to dental health problems, holistic dentists are also concerned about educating you about your options and including you to make sure that those solutions do not have a negative […]

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The Effects of Smoking

How Does Smoking Affect Your Teeth?

By Jennifer | March 12, 2018

Smoking is bad for your teeth and your dental health. Let’s be honest, you probably already knew that, but you may not have ever asked specifically how smoking affects your teeth. The American Dental Association has identified the major ways your dental health is undermined by tobacco products including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and chewing tobacco products. Smoking stains your […]

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Best Age for Braces

What Is the Best Age for Braces?

By Jennifer | February 26, 2018

One of the most important questions parents ask is, “What is the best age for braces?” The short answer is simple. Once all of your child’s permanent teeth have come in, they can begin orthodontia. That usually means between the ages of ten and fifteen is a good time to start. But there are circumstances […]

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Pros and Cons of Dental Bonding

The Pros and Cons of Dental Bonding

By Jennifer | February 19, 2018

Dental bonding is a cosmetic and restorative procedure most often used to repair damage to or cover imperfections in the teeth that are most visible: the front teeth. Using dental bonding techniques, dentists can repair broken or chipped teeth, cover small imperfections and stains, and even close gaps between the front teeth. The procedure involves […]

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Dental Health for Mothers

Dental Health for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers

By Jennifer | February 12, 2018

For many pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, the question of how to best protect your children while maintaining your own dental health comes up as soon as you consider having babies. In this post, we’ll provide the American Dental Association’s guidelines about the safety of engaging in dental procedures during pregnancy and lactation. But it is always best to consult your […]

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Dentist vs. Oral Surgeon

Dentist vs. Oral Surgeon for Tooth Extraction?

By Jennifer | February 5, 2018

If you need to have a tooth extracted, it’s normal to wonder whether you should go to a dentist or an oral surgeon to have the procedure. In most cases, you’ll make this decision with the help of your dentist. But let’s break the question down into the two distinct areas of information you need […]

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Dermal Fillers Side Effects

Side Effects of Dermal Fillers

By Jennifer | February 2, 2018

Dermal fillers have been in use for some time now, helping many people with wrinkles, crow’s feet, recessed scars, and thin lips. As we age, we slowly begin to lose the subcutaneous fat cells that support the structure of our faces, leading to the subtle signs of aging we all associate with growing older. Some […]

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Braces and Invisalign

Comparing Invisalign® and Traditional Braces

By Jennifer | January 29, 2018

Many people want to know whether Invisalign or traditional braces are the way to go for themselves or their children. The answer is that both types of treatment are good for certain situations and people. We’ll explore the pros and cons of each, but in general, there are some basic differences. To begin with, if […]

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Dental Lumineers

What You Should Know about Lumineers

By Jennifer | January 26, 2018

Lumineers are a brand of ultra-thin porcelain veneers that have helped many people attain the smile they’ve always dreamed of. Because there are so many options available, many people want to know if Lumineers are the right choice for them. So let’s take a look at the benefits of Lumineers while explaining what they are. […]

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