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Gum Disease: Are Women More at Risk? Nov 20th, 2019

Gum disease is one of the most common oral health issues that Americans face. Unfortunately, it is not taken as seriously as it should be. While initial stages of gum disease (gingivitis) is marked by red, swollen and bleeding gums, there are more advanced stages that can produce serious damage...

Could Vaping Harm Your Smile? Oct 18th, 2019

The use of e-cigarettes (or vaping) has become a popular trend in the last few years. Most of the vaping population turned to their new habit under the assumption that e-cigarettes are the healthier alternative compared to traditional tobacco products. Unfortunately, vaping is not without health risks, including some serious...

When to Ditch Your Breath Mints and See Your Dentist Sep 19th, 2019

Does your struggle with bad breath keep your pockets full of mints? If you suffer from bad breath/halitosis on a daily basis, we understand that your self-confidence is threatened. When it comes to chronic bad breath, however, you should know that using peppermints may only be masking your condition, or even making...

The Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants Aug 27th, 2019

Not sure you are willing to the spend the time and money on dental implants? Don’t walk away yet. Modern implant dentistry offers an innovative solution to make your implant dentistry experience quicker, more comfortable and less expensive. Discover the benefits of All-on-4 dental implants? What is All-on-4? Just as...

How Invisalign Promotes a Healthier Mouth Jul 23rd, 2019

According to the American Association of Orthodontics, an estimated 4.5 million Americans wear braces. Braces are one of the most popular ways to straighten a crooked smile. While straight teeth are certainly easier to keep clean and healthy, the orthodontic treatment process can pose challenges to your hygiene routine –...

Do You Have Cracked Tooth Syndrome? Jun 19th, 2019

Your teeth are remarkably strong. But they are not invincible. Even a healthy tooth can fracture under extreme pressure. While it may be easy to spot a broken tooth, a tooth crack can be difficult to detect. In fact, hairline cracks in a tooth may be undetectable to the eye but they...

What to Consider Before Cosmetic Dentistry May 19th, 2019

How do you feel about your smile? Many patients are confident in the health of their teeth, yet they find themselves hiding their teeth due to concerns about their appearance. Whether you were born with an imperfect smile or your teeth have suffered unsightly consequences over time, cosmetic dentistry can...

Why Gum Disease Treatment is Non-Negotiable Apr 22nd, 2019

Gum disease is one of the most common, yet most serious oral health conditions. More than half of adults over the age of 35 suffer from some form of periodontal disease. While beginning stages of gum disease, like gingivitis, are easily treated without any real consequences, if your gum disease goes...

3 Reasons You Need a Mouthguard Mar 27th, 2019

Mouthguards are a type of oral appliance made of solid plastic that keep your teeth and jaw in a specific position. While there are mouthguards to be worn during sports and other models designed for sleeping, all mouthguards have the same basic role – to protect! You may think of...

Six Strategies to Avoid Time in the Dental Chair Feb 25th, 2019

While we love seeing our patients, we don’t want to see them more than we have to. In other words, our goal is to help you maintain your oral health with routine preventative care so that you don’t have to come back for unscheduled visits. While professional cleanings and exams can go...

A New Year, A New Toothbrush Jan 22nd, 2019

As the new year begins, it is the perfect time for a fresh start. While you may be thinking about your exercise habits or your diet plan, you should also consider your oral health. One of the best (and easiest) ways to start the new year off right with your...

The Benefits of a Dentist Who Uses 3D Imaging Dec 26th, 2018

Dental technology has made significant advancements in recent years. One of the most valued improvements is within dental imaging. Unlike past methods of using 2D film to take x-rays, today’s imaging can involve amazing three-dimensional views using a 3D Cone Beam CT scan. This modern form of imaging has certainly changed...

Are Sports Drinks Ruining Your Child’s Smile? Nov 22nd, 2018

Sports and energy drinks have become a very popular way to hydrate for kids and teens. While many sports drinks have electrolytes and some contain vitamins, nearly all of them are packed with high amounts of sugar and acids. Bathing your teeth in this harmful combo throughout the day can wreak...

3 Reasons to Let Your Dentist Whiten Your Teeth Oct 18th, 2018

Whiter teeth can boost your self-esteem, improve your chances for a career promotion and even take years off of your appearance. It is no surprise that teeth whitening continues to top the list of most sought-after cosmetic dental procedures each year. We all want white teeth, but it’s not so easy to...

Facts About TMD Sep 24th, 2018

Did you know that your headaches, jaw pain and even ear pain can be traced to back to TMJ problems. TMJ, or the temporomandibular joint, is responsible for the action of biting down or opening and closing your mouth. This joint, as well as the nerves, muscles and tissues that support...

Is Your Dental Problem A Dental Emergency? Aug 22nd, 2018

While regular dental visits and proper oral health habits at home can prevent most types of dental problems, it is not always possible to avoid certain mouth-related disruptions. The question becomes, “is this a dental emergency?” If you are questioning whether your dental pain or tooth trauma warrants an urgent...

Why Your Chipped Tooth Needs Attention Jul 23rd, 2018

Teeth are remarkably strong. In fact, they are stronger than any substance in your entire body. But that doesn’t mean they can’t break, crack or chip under certain pressures. A chipped tooth can occur from accidental trauma, such as a bad fall, sports injury or biting down on something too hard. A...

5 Reasons Why Your Teen Will Love Invisalign Jun 27th, 2018

Getting your teenager on board with orthodontic treatment can be difficult. The idea of wearing braces through middle school or high school can be a major threat to your child’s self-esteem and social acceptance. However, with the option of Invisalign Teen, convincing your teenager to get metal braces might not be...

Are You Stressing Out Your Smile? May 14th, 2018

Stress is “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.” Unfortunately, stress is all too common in today’s fast-paced society. Whether it is tackling a big job, lack of time or a difficult family situation, people of all ages can experience stress....

Why Missing Teeth Need to Be Replaced Apr 23rd, 2018

While your teeth are designed to last a lifetime, it is not always possible to retain your natural smile. Teeth can go missing from a variety of factors, from severe decay and advanced gum disease to an accidental injury and more. Regardless for the reason you lost a tooth (or...

Are Porcelain Veneers Right For You? Mar 27th, 2018

Your smile is one of your most powerful assets. It is understandable why you want it to look its best. Unfortunately, few of us were born with a perfect smile. Countless patients suffer from teeth that are discolored, chipped, crooked or gapped. An unattractive smile can impact your self-esteem, your...

Cavity Prevention is Up to You Feb 20th, 2018

There are many unpredictable things that occur in life: you cannot plan for an illness emergencies typically occur at the least convenient times a flat tire will hit your wallet right before it’s time to leave for a family vacation Yet, there are things in life that you can, and...

Dealing with Bad Breath Feb 20th, 2018

Bad breath is an issue that affects everyone occasionally, yet it is a chronic condition for many. This can be an embarrassing situation both personally and professionally, and it is one that needs to be brought to your dentist’s attention. There are certain severe causes of bad breath that need...

Should You Be Using Mouthwash? Feb 20th, 2018

Many people use mouthwash on a daily basis, even carrying it with them as a frequent breath freshener. Many others never use it. Yet, walking down any oral health care aisle at your local store may have you questioning whether or not you should be using mouthwash. True, it cannot...