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Is Replacing an Extracted Tooth Necessary?

Should You Replace a Tooth After Extraction?

Having a tooth pulled is a routine dental treatment that involves removing a tooth from its position in the jawbone. This is typically done because of decay, injury, or for orthodontic reasons. However, the choice to replace a tooth after it has been removed is an important one, influenced by multiple factors. Why You ShouldRead more

Why We Refer to Dental Specialists

Why We Refer to Dental Specialists

In the evolving world of dental care, collaboration between general dentists and specialists is key to providing comprehensive treatment. General dentists are often the first line of defense in dental health, offering a range of services from routine cleanings to restorative work. However, when dental issues become complex or are outside the realm of ourRead more

Finances

Why You Shouldn’t Avoid The Dentist Due To Cost

It’s easy to avoid visiting us because of the financial cost of treatment. However, when patients put off minor, inexpensive treatments it often leads to a more invasive, costly procedure to fix the problem in the future. I realize that a dental visit isn’t always on your list of favorite things to do. Sadly, onlyRead more

Expiring Benefits

Are Your Dental Benefits Expiring?

You’ve paid your dental premiums all year, so it’s important you take advantage of your benefits, and not let them simply go away. Most insurance companies provide policies that follow the calendar year. So, if your benefits aren’t used by December 31, 2021 they may be lost for good. Use Them or You’ll Lose ThemRead more

Post Extraction

Post Extraction Instructions

Hopefully, it can be avoided, but if you ever do need an extraction, here are 13 basic post-extraction instructions to follow in order to avoid infection and inflammation in the extraction site.   #1. No smoking. #2. Don’t use a straw to drink beverages. #3. Only cold drinks are allowed.  #4. Spitting and rinsing areRead more

Childrens teeth

Taking Care of Your Child’s Teeth

Baby teeth can make a large impact on your child’s oral health. They play a significant role in mouth development as they save space for the child’s future adult teeth. Taking care of your child’s teeth will help create good oral hygiene habits. It will also ensure that their jaws will become strong as theyRead more

Tooth Pain and Sensitivity Caused By COVID-19

The last year and a half of our lives have been stressful for most of us due to one aspect or another from Covid-19. In my own practice, I have seen an increase in patients who are suffering from tooth pain and sensitivity as a result of increased clenching and grinding. Most of the patientsRead more

Lemon Water

Be Careful – Lemon Water Can Damage To Your Teeth

As we move into the hottest times of the year, you may be tempted to squeeze some lemon juice into your water to have a refreshing drink. However, lemon juice has the potential the erode your enamel over time if you’re not careful. But, it is possible to enjoy lemon water without damaging your teeth.Read more

brushing too much?

Is it Possible to Brush Too Much?

Since we were young, the importance of brushing our teeth is ingrained into our minds by our parents, public service announcements, dental hygienists, and dentists. However, is it possible to do too much of a good thing? Upon the recommendation of The American Dental Association, adults should brush their teeth for 2 minutes, twice aRead more

Oral Cancer

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Every April the American Cancer Society shifts its focus to oral cancer and the importance of early detection. Oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers occur most often in the tongue, tonsils, oropharynx, gums, and other parts of the mouth.  The Society’s most recent estimates believe that in 2021 we will see about 54,010 new cases ofRead more