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What You Drink Impacts Your Smile

A healthy smile starts with daily brushing and flossing accompanied by regular dental check-ups and cleanings.  But did you know that what you drink also impacts your oral health?  Some beverages can help support happy healthy teeth, while others can work against you.  Drinks that Promote Oral Health Water Rinses your mouth of food debrisTapRead more

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Oral Care for Baby Teeth

Teething 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 lossRead more

All About Root Canals

A lot of people are a little wary about dental procedures, but some treatments, such as root canals, have a particularly bad name that scare even the bravest of patients. There are a lot of misconceptions about root canal procedures, and when you know the facts, you’ll see there is nothing to be afraid of.Read more

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Are Your Benefits Expiring?

If you’re covered under a dental insurance plan, there are a few things to be aware of as 2018 draws to an end.  Most plans follow the calendar year, so being aware of your insurance benefits is more important now than ever.   6 Reasons to Visit Us Before the End of the Year  Read more

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Sugar and Teeth

You’ve heard it before. Sugar is bad for your teeth. But it’s not actually the sugar that damages the teeth, which means we can potentially keep enjoying our favorite candy. That sounds pretty sweet! Become educated on the process of how sugary food and beverages impact your teeth so you can take the right stepsRead more

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A Proper Oral Hygiene Routine

We often talk about the importance of a good oral hygiene routine to ensure a happy and healthy mouth, but are we really maintaining a good routine? There are certain details we miss or often take for granted, so while we’re already putting in the time and effort, we might as well make sure weRead more

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Healthy Snacks for Healthy Teeth

When life gets busy it can be tempting to reach for convenient processed foods that lack nutritional value. It’s easy to ignore the long-term damages of these foods when they give us seemingly harmless satisfaction in the short run.  Healthy food often doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. It’s not only good for our bodies,Read more

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How Pregnancy Impacts Your Oral Health

Pregnancy can be a very exciting time in life. However, it is inevitable that your body will undergo a variety of changes. Your mouth, of all things, is one that may be affected. But this doesn’t mean there is no hope for your teeth during pregnancy. On the contrary, it is important to give extraRead more

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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