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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Dental Health?

Test your knowledge of dentistry & your dental health! Take the quiz & see the answer key at the bottom to see how well you did. When should you floss? Before you brush your teeth. After you brush your teeth. Before or after—as long as you floss at least once a day!   Which beverages… Read More »


A Fun Timeline of Early Dental History

From magic spells to seeing the barber for a toothache, caring for teeth has a long and storied history. Here are some of the most significant moments in the history of early dentistry, right up until when the word “dentist” was first coined. 5000 BC – Tooth Worms Ancient Sumerian people believe cavities and tooth… Read More »


What Is Toothpaste Made Of?

These days people are being more and more conscious of what’s in the food they eat and the products they buy. But do you know what your toothpaste is made of? The answer is there are many different compounds that make up toothpaste. Modern toothpaste is truly a marvel of modern science that can remove… Read More »


Is Tooth Polishing Necessary?

We know that for most of our patients, their favorite part of a dental cleaning is how smooth and clean their teeth feel afterward, not to mention how shiny they are. Tooth polishing has long been part of the dental checkup routine ever since the 1700s when Pierre Fauchard, the father of modern dentistry, recommended… Read More »


Do Drugstore Teeth Whitening Products Work?

The most effective and best teeth whitening treatment you can receive is a professional teeth whitening session at the dentist. The dentist has access to specialized whitening products and knows how to whiten teeth quickly and effectively. However, if you aren’t ready to invest in a professional teeth whitening, you may be tempted to buy… Read More »


The Fast Magic of Dental Bonding

If you need a chipped tooth repaired or want a fast and relatively affordable way to change the look of your smile, dental bonding is the solution. Most people are familiar with dental bonding as a procedure to repair a chipped tooth after an accident, but it can be used for cosmetic purposes too. Dental… Read More »


How What You Eat Affects Your Teeth

When most of us think of the affect of food on our teeth, we probably think of the age-old wisdom that sugar causes tooth decay. And while sugar is a notorious culprit, there are many other ways that the foods you eat affect your teeth, & not all of it is bad news. First of all,… Read More »


What Is TMJ & How Can a Dentist Help?

What Is TMJ The temporomandibular joints are the joints on either side of your head that connect your jaw to your skull & allow you to open & close your mouth, chew, & speak. Because it can move in many different directions, these joints are some of the most complex in your body. Any problems… Read More »


Choosing Among the Different Types of Dental Practices

Most patients, especially those in suburban areas near cities, have two choices for the types of dental practices they can go to. There are classic privately-owned practices, which are small businesses where the supervising dentist is also the owner. There are also corporate dental offices (also called DSOs) which are owned and run by corporations,… Read More »


5 Reasons to Visit the Dentist

There have been unanswered calls, deleted voicemails,  ignored texts, & friendly reminders that never make it out of the envelope…we both know it’s been a while since you visited the dentist. If all our efforts to reconnect with you haven’t convinced you, maybe the following 5 reasons to see the dentist will get you to take care… Read More »


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