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What You Need to Know About Dental Sedation

For many people, a trip to the dentist is a nerve-wracking experience.  In fact, for some the fear and anxiety that comes with even basic dental procedures can be frightening.  Dr. David McGuire and his friendly team are sensitive to your concerns and they will make every effort to help calm your fears and provideRead more

5 Improvements Cosmetic Dentistry Can Do for Your Smile and Your Life

If you feel uncomfortable with your smile, narrowing down the cause of your discomfort is important. What is it about your teeth that you find unattractive? Is it because of crooked or missing teeth, discolored or gapped teeth or it is other reasons? Once you know why you shy away from smiling, you can takeRead more

Diabetics and Your Oral Care

Most people know that living with diabetes requires special attention to your health, but did you know this includes special attention to your oral health as well?  In fact, people with diabetes are two times more likely to develop gum disease and other oral health concerns. The first step to maintaining your oral health isRead more

Oral Health for Smokers

It is well known that smoking and other forms of tobacco use are bad for your health.  However, cigarettes and tobacco products take a toll on your teeth, gums and mouth and in time lead to serious dental issues as well. How Smoking and Tobacco Products Impact Oral Health Bad breath and tooth Discoloration IncreasedRead more

Sensitive Teeth – Causes and Solutions

Many of us will experience the pain of sensitive teeth at some point in our lives. Sometimes, the pain is caused by something minor that can be easily solved with a quick trip to the dentist. At other times, it is the sign of a more serious problem.  If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity itRead more

Connected Health: How Gum Disease Affects Your Heart

For decades, doctors have been studying the links between periodontal disease and heart disease. Over the years, studies have proven a strong correlation between these two inflammatory conditions. While there is work yet to be done, research has discovered connection between the two that may influence how we approach health care in the future. HereRead more

Your Dental Benefits May Expire in December

Most dental insurance plans follow the calendar year, so knowing details about your insurance benefits is now more important than ever. Use Them or Lose Them If you are covered by dental insurance, you may be at risk of losing your unused benefits at the end of the year.  You’ve paid the insurance company forRead more

Dealing with Dental Emergencies

Our teeth can be unpredictable.  Even when practicing good oral care, accidents occur. Teeth get knocked out, crowns fall out, or something might start hurting and you don’t know why.  Whatever it is that you are experiencing, we are here to help. When to Call If you are not sure what is causing your discomfort,Read more

Nutritious Eating to Promote Oral Health

As we begin to prepare for back to school, it’s time to start thinking about healthy lunches for our little ones.  When life gets busy it can be tempting to reach for convenient processed foods that lack nutritional value.  But healthy meals and snacks are good not just for our bodies, but for our teethRead more

Oral Care for Babies and Young Children

Your baby’s teeth will begin to emerge between the ages of 3-9 months, but most children don’t have a full set of teeth until about 3 years of age.   Some babies show little sign of discomfort whereas others experience moderate to severe symptoms.  Common symptoms are increased fussiness, restlessness, drooling, sensitive gums, and loss ofRead more