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Tips to Boost Your Oral Health

Maintaining healthy teeth requires sticking to good oral hygiene and taking care of your oral health. With these simple steps, you can keep your teeth healthy and strong for a lifetime. Here are some tips that will help you maintain healthy and strong teeth:  Brushing technique –Random or improper brushing will not protect your teeth.Read more

Making fillings last longer

Are There Ways to Make Your Fillings Last Longer? 

When coming into our office, patients are often surprised when we tell them that their fillings need to be replaced. If you had fillings when you were younger, chances are that due to time, use, and habits they may need to be redone one day. The life span of the filling depends on several factorsRead more

Veneers

Smile Makeover: Veneers or Restorations

Some people may be unhappy with their smiles due to misaligned teeth, stains, or discolorations. These problems can make a person feel self-conscious and less confident about their appearance. But a smile makeover can transform a smile into a more aesthetically pleasing one, making patients happier about their teeth. What is a smile makeover?  ARead more

smoking and oral health

Smoking and Your Oral Health

Many people don’t realize the negative smoking can have on their oral health. It’s also a major cause of bad breath. How does smoking affect your oral health?  Gum disease Gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss. Smoking can interfere with normal gum cells making them more susceptible to infection, inflammation, andRead more

breath

Bad Breath Causes and Solutions

PREVENT AND TREAT BAD BREATH Bad breath or halitosis is a common problem that can affect your social interactions, your confidence at work, and your ability to communicate with others. The main cause of bad breath is poor oral hygiene. Other causes can be because of an unhealthy lifestyle and eating foods with a strongRead 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