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Should I Get a Second Opinion on Dental Work?
April 15, 2018

You just had your teeth cleaned and examined by your dentist, and they found a long list of problems and issues with an even longer estimated invoice. How do you know if you can trust everything your dentist is recommending, and how do you know what is urgent, and what could potentially wait? Sound all […]

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Identifying the Best Way to Whiten Your Stained Teeth
April 11, 2018

You’ve probably seen the commercials that suggest holding a tissue to your teeth and comparing the color of your enamel to the bright white of the tissue. But have you given yourself the “tissue test” to see if you pass with flying colors, or if your teeth are more dark and dingy than you even […]

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Will Straightening My Teeth Improve Oral Health?
March 10, 2018

Orthodontic treatments aren’t just for giving you a straight smile. Correcting crooked teeth will also result in better oral health because having crooked and overcrowded teeth can make great oral hygiene difficult to achieve. Can you benefit from a straighter, healthier smile? Health Benefits of Straight Teeth Your crooked teeth can be direct cause of […]

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When Should My Child Have Their First Dental Exam?
March 5, 2018

  As a new parent, there is a long list of milestones your child will achieve throughout their first year of life. You may not even realize one of the most important ones until you get a notification from your baby tracker app – first dentist appointment! As a general guideline, the American Academy of […]

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Caring for Your Porcelain Veneers
January 16, 2018

You have invested a significant amount of time and money into restoring your smile with the help from porcelain veneers. Once you have corrected your cracked, crooked or chipped teeth, the next step is protecting your investment by taking proper care of your stunning new smile. While veneers are extremely durable, making them last for […]

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How Much Will I Pay for Invisalign?
December 22, 2017

You may have been considering braces for years, and with today’s convenient Invisalign option, you’re ready to take that first step towards the smile you’ve always coveted. But how much is that dream smile going to really cost you? How much should I budget for alternative orthodontics? Just like traditional braces, the cost of alternative […]

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The Worst Drinks for Your Teeth May Surprise You
December 18, 2017

The truth is, almost everyone is consuming too much sugar because of the way this sweet ingredient is added into almost every food and beverage out there. Sugar makes foods taste better, which makes it a common additive in many packaged products. Because sugars presence isn’t always easily detected, it can be easy to consume […]

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Are You Confident in Your Smile? Try This Test
November 15, 2017

It’s simple – give yourself a big smile in the mirror. Are you comfortable? Or are you eager to look away? Countless people put up with grins that they’re not completely happy with – but making a change doesn’t have to mean expensive, complex dental work. Learn more about affordable, straightforward ways to make aesthetic […]

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Why a Cold Can Cause Tooth Pain
November 3, 2017

Everyone experiences that same moment of panic when you wake with a throbbing toothache, but don’t start stressing about a cavity just yet! If your toothache is accompanied by a stuffy nose, headache or sinus pain and pressure, then that tender tooth could be connected. When your body contracts a sinus infection, inflammation or head […]

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How Often Should I Whiten my Teeth?
October 22, 2017

We all want that brightest-white Hollywood smile – but not at the expense of our dental health. Overdoing teeth whitening treatments can put your teeth at risk for other issues, some of which can be permanent, so it’s important to know how often you should be whitening before you’re looking at a big problem in […]

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How Many Dental Exams Do I Need Each Year?
October 9, 2017

How often do you actually need to visit the dentist? We know the office isn’t most patients’ favorite place, and we want to help you get onto the exam schedule that makes the most sense. While there is an official recommendation for how often the “average” patients should visit, we’d love to give you more […]

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How to Overcome a Fear of Needles
September 24, 2017

Do you have a phobia? More specifically – does it prevent you from receiving the level of healthcare that you deserve? For those with a fear of needles (known as trypanophobia), the struggle is ongoing. Something that seems relatively perfunctory to most of use – like a vaccination or giving blood – is a fight […]

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Veneers: Fact vs. Fiction
September 17, 2017

We talk about veneers on this blog quite a bit – and that’s largely because we’ve seen them do such incredible things for our patients. But if you’re at all anxious about trying cosmetic dentistry, and just considering veneers for the first time, we definitely understand some hesitation. After all, these ceramic shells are going […]

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Is Chocolate the Best Sweet for Your Teeth?
August 12, 2017

Struggling with a sweet tooth? When it comes to treats that won’t decay your teeth, chocolate is the right way to go. We’ve talked about chocolate being better for your smile before, but as we head into the sweet-filled holiday season it bears repeating. Make this Halloween the one when your kids don’t harm their […]

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Our ancestors didn’t have toothpaste, electric toothbrushes or floss – but they still came up with some pretty ingenious ways to clean their teeth. Looking back at how ancient humans stayed cavity-free (or at the very least, retained their teeth) gives us incredible perspective on how our societies have changed. There are a few different […]

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  Depending on who you ask, there are a million ways to improve your health and boost your longevity. And as your dental professionals, we’re obviously a little biased – but that doesn’t mean you should discount everything that healthy teeth and gums can accomplish for your overall wellness. Of course, getting healthy isn’t as […]

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A teeth cleaning is all about plaque… right? While the scrape of the scaler against your enamel might leave the biggest impression, cavities and gum disease aren’t the only problems regular cleanings take into consideration. Your dentist actually has a window into your whole body health right there in your mouth. If you have certain […]

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What if we told you that even the most anxious patient now has a way to completely redo their front teeth without stress? Let’s take a step back before we dive into this remarkable treatment option. There’s a dangerous cycle that patients with extreme dental anxiety fall into. Because they’re afraid of the office, they’re […]

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  New parents know all too well that there are a million things to remember about your child’s healthcare. Don’t get bogged down by recommendations – instead, find streamlined guides that make parenting just a little bit easier. We’re offering one to help with the dental side of infancy, toddlerhood, childhood & beyond. Your kids […]

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How to Prevent Jaw Pain on a Daily Basis
June 1, 2017

There’s a lot to remember when caring for your teeth each day. You need to brush twice and floss once. You need to eat right and get the right nutrients for your teeth and overall oral health. You should avoid using your teeth as tools and wear a night guard if you have problems with […]

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