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Communicating Your Oral Health

Communication is probably the most important quality of any relationship. Here at David McGuire, DDS, a good relationship with our patients is very important to us. We make sure that your preventative care, treatment, and procedures are thoroughly explained, so you know exactly what to expect. On the other hand, what our patients share withRead more

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Periodontal Disease – What You Need To Know

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection that occurs around the teeth. It is caused by bacteria found in the plaque build-up that forms around the gum line. It starts in the gums, and if left untreated, can spread to the cementum (which covers the tooth root), the periodontal ligament, and evenRead more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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