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Your Oral Surgery Recovery Guide

June 18th, 2015
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Recovery from oral surgery can go smoothly with a little preparation.

The word surgery automatically scares many people. Oral surgery doesn’t have to be an unpleasant or scary experience. In some cases, you won’t even need full anesthesia, and it is almost always an outpatient procedure. If you are worried, the best way to ease your mind is to make sure you are fully prepared. Get the ball rolling by sharing your concerns with your dentist and getting answers to all of your questions. This will help you better prepare so when you head into the dentist for oral surgery, you’ll know what to expect and recovery will go smoothly. Read the rest of this entry »

Common Childhood Dental Problems

June 12th, 2015
pediatric dentistry problems

When it comes to pediatric dentistry, the problems are unique.

When it comes to your children, dental hygiene is as important, if not more important. Their teeth are fragile, and problems early on can lead to a lifetime of issues. Once those teeth start to show up, it’s time to start teaching your little one how to take care of them. Even still, problems can arise. What are the most common childhood dental problems that kids experience? Most pediatric dentists report cavities and tooth trauma as the most common issue your child may experience with their teeth. Read the rest of this entry »

Oral Hygiene: Why you Should Keep your Tongue Clean

June 5th, 2015
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Cleaning your tongue can be very beneficial to the health of your mouth.

Most people have their dental hygiene down, and have done the same thing since they were children. Brushing and flossing twice a day is a dental standard, but people often neglect their tongue. While your teeth and gums need all the attention they can get, your tongue is a truly important part of your mouth too. Maintaining a healthy tongue can be extremely beneficial to the health of your entire mouth. If you don’t know how, don’t worry! We can help you out. Read the rest of this entry »

Smile Bright with Cosmetic Dentistry

May 29th, 2015
cosmetic dentistry smile

Cosmetic dentistry is a wonderful way to restore your confidence in your smile.

A bright and beautiful smile can make or break your first impression. Of course, a smile isn’t always a reflection of who you are inside, but when you can smile with confidence, it changes the way you are perceived. Creating a beautiful smile isn’t about making your smile more beautiful for the world; it’s about making you feel more confident and secure. Few people are born with perfect smiles, but with the help of cosmetic dentistry, you can have a smile that radiates health and warmth. Read the rest of this entry »

What to Expect from Teeth Whitening

May 21st, 2015
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If you are thinking about teeth whitening, discuss the options with your dentist.

One of the first things other people notice about you is your smile. Orthodontia has made straight smiles incredibly common, but now that straight grin can be elevated with a professional teeth whitening. When you have your teeth professionally whitened, the results are stunning, and you’ll turn heads with one flash of your smile. While you can certainly whiten your teeth with home applications, the best way to get a lasting white is to stop by your local cosmetic dentist. Before you do that, get the facts about teeth whitening here. Read the rest of this entry »

Denture Care Tips for Longer Lasting Wear

May 13th, 2015
denture care tips

Proper denture care will ensure that your dentures keep doing their job for longer.

As we get older, our dental health requires a bit more attention, and many individuals find themselves gravitating towards cosmetic dentistry. Along with tooth loss, or tooth decay often come dentures. Dentures help to create a sparkling and functional smile. Whether you have full dentures or just partial dentures, proper denture care is very important. What are some of the best ways to protect your cosmetic dentistry investment? Read the rest of this entry »

Should I use Mouthwash?

May 8th, 2015
mouthwash dental routine

Add mouthwash to your dental hygiene routine and experience the benefits.

We all know that mouthwash is a quick and effective fix when you’ve got to meet with clients after a garlicky pasta lunch, but do you know about the other benefits swishing? Sure, it can be a struggle to deal with the quick burning sensation of your thirty second gargle, but you’ll be doing wonders for your smile and leave you with minty fresh breath that will dazzle all of the close talkers in your life. If you’re looking for a simple addition to your dental hygiene routine, consider mouthwash. It has more benefits than you may know. Read the rest of this entry »

Common Causes of Toothaches

May 4th, 2015
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Toothaches can be caused by a number of different issues. Consult your dentist to make sure you don’t have a dental emergency on your hands.

Toothaches don’t always indicate a serious problem, but they should be treated as a dental emergency. Toothaches can be caused by a variety of reasons, and are something that should not be taken lightly. Your oral hygiene is important, and tooth pain is an indication that something might be wrong. A toothache could be the beginning of a dental emergency, so it’s important to understand why you are experiencing pain. Read the rest of this entry »

Manual vs. Electric Tooth Brushing

April 23rd, 2015
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Which toothbrush is better for your teeth: manual or electric?

Everyone knows dental hygiene health is achieved from proper tooth brushing techniques. What confuses most people, however, is the type of brush they should incorporate into their dental hygiene habits. A manual and electric toothbrush have different sets of benefits, but also offer negative connotations as well, which leads to confusion. Which type of tooth brushing device is right for you? Read the rest of this entry »

A Guide to Tooth Sensitivity

April 17th, 2015

tooth sensitivityYou will never forget the day the searing pain hits the nerves in your teeth after eating a spoonful of mint chocolate chip. Your first thought is that you have a cavity, but you’ve been so careful to brush and floss each day! You visit the endodonist on recommendation by your regular dentist. The result: you’ve developed a tooth sensitivity to hot and cold. The endodontist gave you a sample of Sensodyne toothpaste and sent you on your way. So now what? Read the rest of this entry »