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A Message From David McGuire, DDS- COVID-19

During this time of concern regarding COVID-19, we want to take a moment to assure you that your health and well-being have always been our chief concern. Exceeding OSHA Requirements We have always exceeded the OSHA requirements. There is never cross-contamination between patients, but additional measures are now in place to put your mind atRead more

Tips for a Child’s Loose Tooth

Since February is National Children’s Oral Health Month, I thought we would focus on the kids for this blog. Losing baby teeth is a normal part of childhood. For kids, it’s an exciting time, especially since many parents keep the legend of the Tooth Fairy alive. Most children start losing their baby teeth around ageRead more

Seeking a Brighter Smile – Information about Teeth Whitening

We often think of teeth as white, but the reality is that nobody has perfectly white teeth.  Teeth naturally darken with age and are susceptible to staining, especially from tobacco, coffee, tea, and wine.  Even some dental treatments such as fillings or root canals can affect the coloring of a tooth. Thus, many people findRead more

Dental Health and Teeth Grinding

Do you ever wake up from a night’s sleep with sore teeth or a sore jaw? You could be grinding your teeth. Grinding your teeth is known as bruxism and may occur on a regular basis. It can cause damage to your teeth and other oral health complications may arise. Why Do People Grind TheirRead more

Dos and Don’ts of Brushing

As we all know that brushing your teeth is a basic fundamental part of your daily routine. But have you ever gone to the dentist, proud of how diligent you have been with your brushing, only to discover you have not been given a perfect bill of health?  And, sure, you may have developed greatRead more

August 22 is National Tooth Fairy Day!

It’s a fun childhood tradition to leave a tooth under the pillow for the Tooth Fairy.  But did you know that it’s also a great opportunity to teach some great oral hygiene habits for life? Here are a few fun ideas from the Tooth Fairy that will encourage good oral health for your kids: CreateRead more

Looking for a Solution to Replace One or More Missing Teeth?

Although everyone isn’t a candidate for dental implants, it’s an excellent choice for most patients who have good general and oral health.  Dental implants are superior to removable dental prosthetics or fixed bridgework. If you’d like to learn more, here’s a quick rundown of the treatment sequence: Step 1 – Place the Implant “Root.” TheRead more

Summer Oral Care Tips

As we approach the summer months many of us are looking forward to bright sunshiny days and warm weather.  But with higher temperatures comes heightened awareness of sun safety. We all know about the importance of protecting our skin from the sun, but have you ever thought about what those harmful UV rays can doRead more

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Oral Health Tips for Vegetarians

People choose to eat a vegetarian diet for a variety of reasons, but did you know that you could be missing some nutrients that are vital to your oral health?  Although this diet has many health benefits, some of the nutrients needed for your teeth are most commonly found in meat and dairy products. ButRead more

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Oral Health Considerations for Those With Asthma

Asthma can be a debilitating illness, but with proper care and treatment most people suffering from asthma still thrive.  But did you know that asthma could affect your oral health?  The effects of inhalers can increase your risk of some mouth conditions so it’s important to be aware of how to mitigate these risks. DryRead more