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dental implants

Dental implants are an increasingly popular form of dental prosthetic, and for good reason. They offer a lasting, natural-feeling solution for lost or missing teeth, allowing the patient to resume normal activities fairly quickly after the implant is successfully installed. And while implants aren’t cheap, they’ve grown more affordable over…

teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dental procedures, and with good reason. It’s a simple, painless, and effective way to improve the appearance of your teeth and your smile, and it’s generally inexpensive. While at-home DIY teeth whitening treatments exist, nothing beats a professional teeth whitening for…

Most of us are taught from a very young age that sugar is bad for our teeth, but sometimes we’re not told why. And that’s a shame because understanding how sugar affects your teeth and your overall oral health is both interesting and educational. Knowing more helps us make better…

Get in early! Schedule your appointments now before the schedule fills up! Each year, millions of dollars are wasted by not maxing out your dental benefits or using up the money set aside in your FSA. Most dental insurance companies reset their “benefit year” starting on January 1st. This means…

root canal

The root canal is a well-known dental procedure. It’s fodder for many jokes and set-ups in comedy movies and television. In particular, root canals are famous for being uncomfortable if not painful. But is any of that true? For all of their fame, root canals are equally misunderstood. We’re here…

teeth cleaning

Getting your teeth cleaned is a must for maintaining good oral health. Along with an effective brushing and flossing routine, regular exams and cleanings are foundational for lifelong oral health. Unfortunately for many of us, it’s all too easy to delay, postpone, or just forget to schedule teeth cleaning. This…

flossing

We all know the importance of proper oral hygiene and tooth care. Brushing and flossing in particular are daily activities that are foundational in supporting a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. However, as with many things we do every day, it’s easy to get complacent about brushing and flossing…

sugar

Most of us grow up with constant warnings that too much sugar is bad for you and for our teeth. While sugars are a family of naturally occurring substances found in many natural foods, refined and processed sugars are a product of human ingenuity and while they are drawn from…

dental anxiety

Let’s face it: most of us don’t exactly enjoy going to the dentist. For many folks, a visit for an exam and cleaning may be time-consuming, mildly inconvenient, or maybe a bit uncomfortable. However, for some of us, it goes a bit further and a vague dislike of going to…

oral health vacation

Vacations are many things: a reward for hard work, a chance to relax, an opportunity to explore new places and try new things. While all of that is wonderful, from an oral health point of view a vacation is also a chance to let your good habits lapse for a…