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Smoking affects your oral health

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

Use your dental insurance benefits before they expire

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

Make Healthy Choices

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

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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

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Why Fluoride Treatment Matters

Brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and other over-the-counter products is a necessary part of maintaining your oral health. However, regular fluoride treatment at our office is an essential part of proper oral hygiene as well. Treatments help strengthen enamel on your teeth, and this will help prevent bacteria and tooth decay. We offer theRead more

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Being Well Informed About Periodontal Disease Is the First Step to a Healthy Smile.

Periodontal disease, often referred to as gum disease, is a common concern for many adults. Its severity can range from minor inflammation with a bit of discomfort to major damage to the soft tissue and bone that can even lead to the loss of teeth. As healthy patients strive to maintain their overall health, oralRead more

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You Oral Health During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an exciting time, and in the midst of this excitement, your body goes through a seemingly endless array of changes. Your teeth and gums are no exceptions.  But pregnancy doesn’t mean that your oral care has to suffer.  In fact, now is a time to be more diligent than ever. During pregnancy, manyRead more