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What to Expect with a Tooth Extraction

If you dread going to the dentist, you’re not alone. The tools utilized, along with the uncertainty of what could happen at the appointment, leads to a great deal of fear surrounding visits to the dentist. Becoming educated on what to expect can assist in easing some of your anxiety surrounding seeing your dentist. One of the most feared types…

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Understanding Sensitive Teeth

Have you ever experienced a stinging feeling when eating or drinking something that is sweet and cold? How about hot foods or beverages? Or, perhaps you’ve felt a painful sensation when brushing, flossing, or breathing in cold air? If so, then you most likely have sensitive teeth and gums. This common condition impacts the quality of life of many people,…

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How to Prevent Cavities

People are rarely ever happy to hear a dentist say they have a cavity. Fortunately, it is fairly easy to prevent most cavities. Practicing good dental hygiene and following the tips below can help you avoid hearing, “You have a cavity,” from your dentist. Avoiding cavities will also help prevent overall health problems related to poor oral health. A cavity…

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Reasons and Remedies for Tooth Discoloration

Dull, discolored or yellowing teeth can be a source of embarrassment for you in all types of social and professional situations. The good news is that you can often fixed discolored teeth! Most dentists and dental professionals have the experience and the proven expertise necessary to provide you with practical options for correcting yellowed or stained teeth. Whiter, brighter teeth…

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Why Flossing Is a Must, Not a Maybe

Why Should You Floss Every Day? Practicing good oral health not only means brushing your teeth twice daily but also flossing your teeth at least once a day. Many people don’t fully understand the importance of flossing, but this healthy habit can remove plaque and bacteria in places that are hard to reach with a toothbrush, such as under your…

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Causes of Bleeding Gums and Gum Disease

Understanding Periodontal Disease Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection that starts in the gum tissue and may spread underneath the gums to the ligaments and the bone that support the teeth. The disease is common, and it is the primary cause of tooth loss in adults, despite it being largely preventable. Periodontal disease is not usually painful until it is…

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Brush Up on the Benefits of Brushing

You probably can’t imagine a time when you didn’t now how to brush your teeth. However, like every task that’s repeated thousands of times, you may have become somewhat lax in your brushing habits. Brushing up on the brushing basics may help you get more out of your daily oral hygiene regimen. What’s the Benefit of Properly Brushing Your Teeth?…

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Invisalign: Frequently Asked Questions

At our dental practice, we know that worries about the appearance of your teeth can prevent you from showing off your smile. We offer practical support for our patients in finding the best orthodontic solution for their situation. One of the most popular ways to straighten your teeth is through the Invisalign system, which is designed to provide real correction…

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10 Signs of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders affecting adults in the United States. It’s characterized by reduced or halted breathing, called hypopneas or apneas. Even though sleep apnea can have negative health consequences from interrupted sleep, many individuals don’t realize they have sleep apnea, especially those who sleep alone. Learning about the risk factors and symptoms can…

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Are Cracked Teeth on the Rise?

Since the coronavirus pandemic, dentists have noticed an increase in patients coming into their offices complaining of issues such as migraines, jaw pain, tooth sensitivity and tooth fractures. The rapid increase in these issues is directly related to the clenching and grinding of the teeth and jaw, an issue referred to within the dental community as bruxism. This issue is…

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