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Dental Lasers Are Awesome & Here’s Why

The use of lasers in dentistry may sound a bit like science fiction, but it’s actually scientific fact! Laser technology was first applied to dentistry in the early 1960s and has been gaining popularity ever since. The best part of about dental lasers is that they don’t just have one application: lasers can be used… Read More »


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Yes, Flossing Really Is That Important & Here’s Why

As dental professionals we often feel like a broken record (or a scratched CD, depending on your generation) telling patients that they need to floss more. We don’t mean to be nags, we just want you to have the healthiest, happiest smile possible! While brushing cleans the front, back & chewing surfaces of your teeth,… Read More »


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Know Your Dental Specialties: Prosthodontist

Like an orthodontist or a periodontist, a prosthodontist is a type of dentist who has received specialized training in a particular type of dentistry. After completing their education in general dentistry, a prosthodontist continues to train for three additional years in the repair or replacement of teeth and jaw structure restorations. Specially trained prosthodontists even… Read More »


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If You Have Insurance, Your Cleanings Are Free!

We know many dental patients find the ins & outs of dental insurance confusing, but if you have dental insurance the most important thing for you to know is that you get two free cleanings per year! Nearly all dental insurance plans are set up in favor of preventive care. Most plan benefits cover two annual… Read More »


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Your Step-by-Step Guide to Teeth Whitening at the Dentist

The professional teeth whitening process starts with a consultation with your dentist. Not everyone is a good candidate for teeth whitening, which is why you want to talk to a dentist before you have it done. If you have large fillings or crowns (caps) on your front teeth, teeth bleaching is not a good idea.… Read More »


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Finding a Dentist for Your Kids

If you’re looking to find the right dentist & establish a “dental home” for your family, you may wonder what the difference is between a pediatric dentist (a.k.a. a kids’ dentist) & a general dentist. The first thing to know is that all dentists are qualified to treat children. There is no difference between the… Read More »


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The Vital Reasons Why You Should Replace Missing Teeth

The goal of modern dentistry is for each & every patient to keep all their teeth for their entire lifetime. As dental health awareness & dental technology have advanced over the last half century, we now see fewer older people who are missing all their teeth (a condition dentists call edentulism). Still, we find that… Read More »


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The Top Sugar-Free Food That Can Rot Your Teeth

We all know that drinking too much sweet sugary soda pop can cause tooth decay. Sodas should only be an occasional treat (like a cupcake or a candy bar), not your main source of hydration or caffeine. To get around this issue and still enjoy a sweet drink, many people turn to sugar-free varieties. The only… Read More »


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Three Dental Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Your mouth has many ways of letting you know that something has changed or may be wrong. Nevertheless, when we ask patients whether anything is bothering them about their smile, we find out they’ve been dealing with symptoms for a while! If you have any of the symptoms described below, please make an appointment to… Read More »


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Toothbrushes Used to Be Made From Plants & Animals

The modern toothbrush has only been around for about 90 years, but it is the latest in a long evolution of tools to fight tooth decay, stretching back thousands of years and involving a whole range of flora and fauna! Pre-History – Chewing on Sticks Long before our ancestors used toothbrushes to ward off tooth decay,… Read More »


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