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Preventive Dentistry is a Cost Saver

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When you think of dentistry, is cost a consideration? Avoiding dental appointments due to financial concerns is a common approach to oral health issues. The idea is, if you don’t go for treatment, there is no charge. However, finding relief from pain or infection of the teeth or gums is not possible without intervention. Oral… Read more

Smoking and Your Dental Health

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It is no surprise that smoking is harmful for your health. However, while many people realize the damage that this habit can cause within the lungs or heart, they may not understand the serious impact that nicotine and tobacco products can have on the mouth. Whether your habit involves cigarettes, cigars, pipes or vaping, your… Read more

Be Thankful for Good Oral Health

Healthy Smiling Patients

November is the time of year when many Americans make a special effort to reflect on all the many things for which they have to be thankful. Good health is often on that list of blessings. What may go unnoticed is that good oral health is a big part of overall health. When you have… Read more

3 Reasons to Review Your Dental Insurance Policy Today

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When was the last time you familiarized yourself with your dental insurance policy? The money you are paying for your policy can be stretched when you take full advantage of the benefits it offers. Unless you have maximized your benefits already, now is a good time to check your policy. We have listed three good… Read more

The Infected Tooth

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Like certain other diseases, dental decay begins unnoticeably. Harmful bacteria in the mouth accumulate on the surface of a tooth, perhaps in a hard-to-reach area, and they produce an acid that begins to eat away at the tooth enamel. These bacteria feed on the sugars from the foods and beverages you consume. If they are… Read more

Online Learning? Don’t Skip the Dental Checkup!

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Throughout the United States, many parents have taken on the responsibility of continuing home schooling or using virtual learning to educate their children. The pandemic made this a necessity for most parents and now that students will be returning to school, many parents have decided to opt for keeping the kids at home. For those… Read more

Gum Disease and Tooth Loss

Healthy Teeth and Gums

Gingivitis is a simple condition to treat when it is caught in its earliest stages. Signs of gum disease are bright red, puffy or swollen gums. You may experience bleeding when you brush or floss your teeth. These symptoms should send you to your dentist or dental hygienist for treatment. Treatment for gingivitis is a… Read more

Three Common Sports Injuries That Affect the Teeth

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As summer begins, people of all ages take to the outdoors to participate in a variety of sports. Some contact sports are known for their injuries while others, such as basketball, are not considered contact sports; however, players can still sustain injuries that affect the teeth. There are three types of mouth trauma that are… Read more

Why You Need Your Teeth Cleaned Professionally

Patient at Dentist

With all the various kinds of toothpaste and mouthwashes available nowadays, it may seem redundant, not to mention unnecessary, to go to the dentist and have your teeth cleaned by a dental hygienist. Even whitening your teeth can be done with toothpaste and over-the-counter teeth whitening kits. So why bother to incur the expense and… Read more

Protecting Your Child’s Teeth from Decay

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From the moment the first tiny little pearly white tooth erupts through your baby’s gum, you and your family dentist fight to keep decay from ruining your child’s teeth. Some parents and guardians are better at maintaining the battle than others. It can be challenging to keep sweets to a minimum, even at an early… Read more

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