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Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Care

Our team has been caring for our community for a while now & we’ve noticed many patients come to us with the same questions over & over again. Always feel free to ask us questions when you have them! In the meantime, check out the FAQ & answers below to learn more about your oral… Read More »


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Not Everyone Loses All Their Baby Teeth (Milk Teeth)!

While most people finish losing their primary teeth (also called baby teeth or milk teeth) by age 12, there are some adults who still have at least one baby tooth! Still having a baby tooth is actually not that uncommon, and depending on a patient’s individual situation, there are a number of options for what… Read More »


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See the Dentist More Often & You’ll Save Money!

What if we told you the more often you see your dentist, the less you’ll spend on dentistry? We know it sounds like a contradiction, but that is the power of preventive dentistry. We recommend that you visit us at least twice a year for a teeth cleaning appointment, which also includes a basic exam.… Read More »


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Your Child’s School May Require a Dental Exam

Many primary & secondary schools across the United States (& in some other countries) require students to have a dental exam from a pediatric dentist or family dentist before they finish certain grade levels. Most schools will not prevent a child from attending class if they don’t get the required exam, or if a dentist determines… Read More »


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Strengthen Your Teeth With Cheese

As a dental patient, you may be more used to hearing which foods are bad for your teeth rather than good for them. While we all should know that acidic foods or foods high in sugar are bad for your teeth, did you know that cheese has been shown to be good for your teeth?… Read More »


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You Might Be Brushing Your Teeth Wrong

Brushing your teeth is such a routine habit that you may forget that there’s a right and a wrong way to do it. But proper brushing is super important for preventing tooth decay and gum disease! Here are a few things you may be doing wrong in your dental hygiene habits and what to do… Read More »


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What’s a Periodontist & Why Do I Need One?

You’re used to going to the dentist & just seeing the doctor, the hygienist & maybe a dental assistant. But now you’ve been told you need to see a periodontist too. Now you’re thinking, “Perio-what?” If you’ve never heard the word periodontist, don’t worry. To put it plainly, a periodontist is a dentist who specializes… Read More »


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5 Tips for Being a Better Dental Patient

Like any relationship in life, having good communication with your dentist is the key to success. The five tips listed below are intended to help you improve your oral health by communicating better with your dentist & /or dental hygienist. If your dental hygienist or dentist says something you don’t quite understand, don’t just nod or… Read More »


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How Often Should You Replace Your Toothbrush?

We’ve all heard that the pen is mightier than the sword. You might also say that the toothbrush is mightier than the drill! That’s because if you wield your toothbrush properly, it’s a very powerful weapon against tooth decay & gum disease. But like any tool, if you want it to work best, you need… Read More »


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Dental Bridges Abridged

There are many ways to replace missing teeth & restore your smile, & bridges are a good permanent solution. They can replace one or more missing teeth, including molars, & cannot be removed, unlike dentures. Bridges are called bridges because they create a “bridge” between teeth. The false tooth, called a pontic, is connected to… Read More »


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