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How Do You Know If You Need a Dental Filling?

October 13, 2023

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Model showing different stages of tooth decayYour teeth are protected by the hardest substance in your body. Your enamel is the outer layer of a tooth that protects the underlying dentin and pulp. It’s stronger than some metals, but it isn’t any match for cavity-causing bacteria. An acidic plaque created by sugars and starches can erode your enamel until a cavity forms, which will require a filling to treat. How do you know if you need a filling? Here’s how to spot the signs of tooth decay.


A Morning Coffee Lover’s Guide to Fresh Breath

September 8, 2023

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A morning cup of coffee

Wake up, grind the beans, set the filter, pour over, let steep, and enjoy. This is the morning routine of someone who really loves their coffee. That first sip of java in the morning can be a truly awakening experience. However, the smell of their breath is never as good as the smell of the coffee. America’s favorite brown bean juice can have a negative effect on oral health.

If you need help worrying less about halitosis and more about what setting to put your grinder in, continue reading. These tips will make coffee breath a thing of the past.


6 Lifestyle Changes to Ensure Your Dental Implants Last

August 24, 2023

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Woman looking in mirror to brush her teethIf you’re ready to replace your missing teeth for good, dental implants are the solution for you. A dental implant is the only method of recreating both the root and the crown. They have over a 95% success rate and are proven to last for 30 years or more, but many factors will affect their life expectancy, like your brushing habits. Here are 6 lifestyle changes to make to get the most from your investment.


The Secret to a Beach-Ready Smile

July 18, 2023

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Smiling young woman at beachSummer is here! If you’ve been hitting the gym or laying out in the sun for a perfect tan, don’t forget to get your smile ready for the beach. You don’t have to worry about spending several days in the dentist’s chair to get the results you want. You can have a picture-perfect smile in as few as 2 weeks with porcelain veneers. Here are 3 reasons to invest in the smile of your dreams with veneers.


Alzheimer’s Disease & Brain Awareness Month

June 23, 2023

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Puzzle of human head with pieces missing

Did you know the mouth is the gateway to the body? Oral and general health are closely connected. Many dental issues are associated with several medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, nutritional deficiencies, and diabetic complications. Recent studies have found a link between gum disease and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Here’s why healthy gums are more important than ever before.


Kick-Off Your Summer Vacation with a Trip to Your Dentist

May 4, 2023

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a woman smiling during the summertime

Summer is right around the corner—get ready for warmer weather, poolside shenanigans, and all sorts of fun adventures and memory-making! But before you kick off your summer festivities, you should consider scheduling a visit with your dentist for a checkup and cleaning, as summer is a fantastic and convenient time to do so. Here are three reasons why.


Why Cosmetic Dentistry Is Perfectly Safe

April 2, 2023

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a patient visiting their dentist for cosmetic dentistry

Your smile is perhaps the first feature that strangers notice about you, meaning that you should want your pearly whites to look as stunning as possible! This is perhaps why the demand for cosmetic dentistry has skyrocketed recently; per the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the demand for cosmetic dental work has literally doubled within the last five years. But if you’re on the fence about undergoing cosmetic work, something you might be concerned about is the safety of some of these procedures. Here’s why you have nothing to worry about when it comes to safely augmenting your pearly whites with the help of your cosmetic dentist.


Root Canal Therapy is Good News

March 23, 2023

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Root canal on infected toothLet’s face it, root canals have a bad reputation, but much of what you’ve heard probably isn’t true. In fact, if your dentist has recommended a root canal, it’s actually great news. It means your tooth can be saved, and there’s nothing more exciting than avoiding missing teeth. Although you may be a little apprehensive, here’s why root canal therapy can be a perfect solution to preserve your smile.


Why Does My Toothache Hurt More Before Bed?

February 22, 2023

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After a long day of hard work, there’s nothing better than rolling into bed and falling right to sleep. Unfortunately, if you have a toothache, it can be hard to do that. In fact, you may have noticed that your toothache feels worse right before bed.

You might not be imagining it; there are a few reasons why that could be the case. If you’re curious, here are a few things that could explain why your toothache worsens just as you’re falling asleep.


4 Reasons Why There’s Fluoride in Drinking Water

January 6, 2023

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person drinking fluoride in drinking water

Fluoride is a mineral that is naturally occurring in soil, water, air, rocks, and plants. It is also added to many dental products, such as toothpaste and mouthwash. Additionally, fluoride can be found in many public water sources. You may be wondering why this mineral is in your water. Keep reading to learn about four reasons why there is fluoride in your drinking water and how it’s beneficial to your smile.

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