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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

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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