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Gum disease is surprisingly common, and most people don’t even realize they have it. It’s easy to ignore the first few signs, but it can become serious fast. Periodontitis, or gum disease, is a risk factor for more complicated issues, like heart and lung diseases, which is why treating it as soon as possible is […]

Everyone wants a beautiful white smile these days. Because of this, there are tons of over-the-counter products available at drug stores that promise to whiten your teeth. Purchasing whitening toothpaste or strips at the drug store might seem like a thrifty way to get a result, but the truth is, professional whitening treatments are completely […]

I know what you’re thinking, “Is flossing even necessary?” Here’s the short answer: “Yes.” Daily flossing is a must! Here’s a scary fact to back that statement up: brushing alone  cleans only 60% of the teeth surface area. Your toothbrush can’t possibly reach every surface of your mouth, so it’s important to clean the 40% […]

You recently had a tooth pulled and now your dentist is recommending that you get a dental implant. We know what you’re thinking. Dental implant procedures have a bad rap! But, sometimes you really, really need one. Dental implants can give you a beautiful, natural-looking smile, and, most importantly, your implant may last a lifetime. […]

When most people think about cosmetic dentistry, the first thing, and sometimes the only thing, that comes to mind is teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is an extremely common cosmetic dentistry procedure but there are so many others as well that you may want to consider if you’re looking to improve your smile. Most of the […]

One of the most common questions people ask me is “What is the best toothbrush? What should I be using?” There are so many different toothbrushes available nowadays that it makes sense that we find ourselves struggling to pick out the best one. It’s true that for good oral health we need to brush and […]

Every smile is different, so when asked to recommend my favorite oral hygiene products, I make sure I mention something for everyone. While the usual brushing, flossing and rinsing should still be an steadfast part of your everyday routine – products are constantly changing. For example, traditional flossing recently got an upgrade. Water flossing is […]

Finding out that you need oral surgery can hit you like a ton of bricks. We get it. Just the very word “surgery” can fill anyone’s head with uncertainty about the procedure and subsequent recovery. It’s possible to reduce the need for oral surgery by taking care of your mouth, but sometimes oral surgery is […]

It’s bad enough when something goes wrong with your tooth, but when you hear the words crown or implant, you probably can’t help but cringe. So, what’s the deal with dental crowns and implants? And, what’s the difference? Dental work is never fun, but sometimes, it’s necessary for your oral and overall health. What’s most […]

So, you were told you need a root canal, but do you really? You’ve been seeing your current dentist for a long time, but you don’t think his or her latest diagnoses concerning your oral health sound exactly right. You might be right. Sometimes a patient doesn’t really need the expensive procedures their dentist recommends. […]

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