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How Do I Know if I Need a Root Canal?

April 04, 2022
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Man holding his jaw tooth painMany patients who visit us with toothaches are quick to ask our dentists if they will need a root canal. While toothaches can be uncomfortable, inconvenient, and in some cases extremely painful, they do not always indicate the need for root canal therapy. In fact, there are a variety of…

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Is Facial Swelling a Dental Emergency?

March 30, 2022
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Facial swelling can happen due to things such as injuries, new medications, or food allergies. It can even occur because of a high-salt diet or too much alcohol. However, facial swelling is also a common reaction to a serious bacterial infection. It goes hand in hand with the dental emergency known as a tooth abscess. Keep reading to learn when to visit our dentists for…

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8 Things To Know About Dental Implants

February 18, 2022
Category: Dental Implants

There are a few ways to address missing teeth. However, dental implants are seen as the top treatment option. That’s because they outperform dentures and bridges in several key areas.

Are you interested in restoring the function and beauty of your smile after tooth loss? If so, here are eight things to know about dental implants before you book your next appointment:

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5 Bad Dental Habits to Break in 2022

January 31, 2022

You can stop hitting snooze on your alarm to get more out of your day. You can cut back on screen time to help improve your mood. But what about the behaviors that you can ditch to boost your dental health? Here are five bad dental habits to break for a healthier smile in 2022:

  1. Brushing too hard:  You may think you can get your teeth cleaner by scrubbing them harder. However, using too much pressure while brushing does more harm than good. It can lead to problems such as premature enamel wear and receding gums. Try not to push down so hard. Also, consider switching to soft…
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Fun and Easy Dental Tips for the Holidays

December 13, 2021
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The winter holidays are often busy with travel and gatherings. However, that doesn’t mean your oral health has to take a back seat until the new year! Our dentists have rounded up some great tips that will keep your family’s smiles merry and bright no matter what this season has in store.

Select Smile-Friendly Stocking Stuffers

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Does Diabetes Cause Dental Problems?

November 22, 2021
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Diabetes is a chronic health condition that takes a toll on many areas of the body. People are often aware of the impact that diabetes can have on their eyes, nerves, and kidneys, to name a few. However, it is necessary to know that high blood sugar is also associated with dental problems.

While our dentists are always ready to discuss this important subject, there is no better time than National Diabetes Month. If you are living with diabetes, we invite you to learn…

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The Best and Worst Halloween Candies for Your Teeth

October 29, 2021
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You want your family to enjoy great oral health year-round. Which is why you might be concerned about the scary tricks that some popular sweets can play on your teeth and gums. 

Our dentists want you to know that indulging in treats on Halloween night probably won’t do too much damage if you’re brushing and flossing every day. It’s part of the holiday fun! However, if you want to make smart choices, here’s a roundup of the best and worst candies for your teeth.

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How To Save a Knocked-Out Tooth

September 30, 2021

Dental trauma is more common than you might think. More than five million teeth are knocked out every year as the result of accidents and sports injuries. If you or your child are dealing with this situation, emergency dental care may help save the tooth so it can last for many years.

First Aid for a Knocked-Out Permanent Tooth

If a permanent tooth is knocked out, there are several steps involved in saving it:…

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Simple Tips For a Great Back-to-School Dental Checkup

August 27, 2021

A healthy smile is a back-to-school essential. It doesn’t matter if your child is in the classroom full time or part time this fall. If they have untreated dental issues, they may experience pain, trouble chewing, difficulty speaking, and problems focusing, among other challenges. 

Scheduling a checkup near the start of the school year can set…

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Are Dental Implants Permanent?

July 23, 2021
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Category: Dental Implants

Missing teeth call for dependable and long-lasting replacements. Dental implants are a great option that can restore the look and function of your smile for many years to come. But are they permanent? 

The short answer is that dental implants have better longevity than any alternative. With proper care, they may never need to be repaired or replaced. Here’s a closer look at what that means.

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