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Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

March 27, 2019 | Cosmetic Dentistry,

Between 2015 and 2017, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry reported a 40% decrease in the number of in-office professional teeth whitening procedures; they speculated that this change might be indicative of the increasing popularity of at-home do-it-yourself and over-the-counter products. DIY methods can often lead to enamel damage, while store-bought options just can’t deliver… Continue reading Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

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Are Dentists Ever Grossed Out By Mouths?

February 28, 2019 | Dental Health,

In order to become a dentist, you must attend a 4-year dental program and receive either a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) or a Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. By graduation, students have had hundreds of patient encounters in school settings and clinical rotations. They must pass required written and clinical exams to receive… Continue reading Are Dentists Ever Grossed Out By Mouths?

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What Health Issues Can Your Dentist Detect?

January 31, 2019 | Dental Health,

A dentist can tell a lot about your overall health just by looking in your mouth. That’s because some health conditions can cause oral health issues, and poor oral health can contribute to and exacerbate existing medical conditions. Read on to learn more! Diabetes Diabetes puts the mouth at a higher risk of infection due… Continue reading What Health Issues Can Your Dentist Detect?

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How Does a Cavity Form?

December 31, 2018 | Cavity Prevention,

If you’ve had a cavity, do you know how you got it? Read this blog post to learn how cavities form and how you can prevent them in the future. How a Cavity Forms As you eat and drink, the sugars and starches in your food and beverages fuel the bacteria that exists in your… Continue reading How Does a Cavity Form?

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How Long Before Plaque Turns to Tartar?

November 30, 2018 | Dental Health,

You’ve probably heard of plaque when you visit our office every six months and get your teeth scraped and polished. If left alone, plaque would have the chance to harden into tartar. Unfortunately, that destructive transformation can happen much quicker than you might think. From Plaque to Tartar Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria… Continue reading How Long Before Plaque Turns to Tartar?

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Halloween Candy Alternatives Kids Will Love

October 24, 2018 | Cavity Prevention,Dental Tips,Holidays,

Halloween is just around the corner! Although it’s an exciting time of fun, costumes, and social gatherings, it’s also associated with cavity-causing candy. Fortunately, there are healthier treats available if you want the kiddos in your life (or trick-or-treaters at your door) to be in on the holiday festivities, but don’t want to increase their… Continue reading Halloween Candy Alternatives Kids Will Love

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Can You Smell or Taste a Cavity?

September 28, 2018 | Dental Health,

Some patients claim they are able to taste, feel, and smell their own cavities, or even smell them on the breath of others close to them. Is this possible? Do cavities smell? Can you taste a cavity? Read on to learn what causes cavities and if they can cause bad breath. What Is a Cavity?… Continue reading Can You Smell or Taste a Cavity?

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Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening vs. At-Home

August 30, 2018 | Cosmetic Dentistry,Dental Health,Dental Tips,

Who doesn’t love having a bright white smile? Fortunately we live in a day and age where many whitening products and services are readily available to us at the dentist or even over the counter. However, at home whitening kits don’t always cut it. Professional teeth whitening is the preferred method for most people. Benefits… Continue reading Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening vs. At-Home

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Here’s How to Recognize Gum Disease

July 31, 2018 | Dental Health,

Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums, the soft tissue that surrounds the teeth, that can lead to infection and bone loss if left untreated. Patients tend to focus more on their teeth than their gums when keeping up with their oral health, so the early stages of gum disease can be easy to overlook. Unfortunately,… Continue reading Here’s How to Recognize Gum Disease

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