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Porcelain Dental Crown

Dental Crown FAQs

What are crowns? A crown is a restoration that covers, or “caps,” a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size, strengthening and improving the appearance of a tooth. Crowns are necessary when a tooth is generally broken down and fillings won’t solve the problem. If a tooth is cracked, a crown holds […]

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Chewing Tobacco

Oral Cancer Facts and Screening

How common and how serious is oral cancer? Oral cancer, the sixth most common cancer, accounts for about 3.6 percent of all cancers diagnosed, with roughly 40,000 new cases of oral cancer reported annually in the United States. The vast majority of oral cancers occur in people older than 45 years, with men being twice […]

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Composite Filling Material

Composite Fillings

What is a composite resin (white filling)? A composite resin is a tooth-colored plastic mixture filled with glass (silicon dioxide). Introduced in the 1960s, dental composites were confined to the front teeth because they were not strong enough to withstand the pressure and wear generated by the back teeth. Since then, composites have been significantly […]

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Routine Dental Exam

The Routine Smile Exam

Good For More Than Just Your Teeth! When you visit our office for that routine hygiene appointment, our team does a lot more than just probe for cavities. In addition to caring for your teeth, we’re giving you the next best thing to a complete physical examination. If it’s been a while since you’ve seen […]

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Stages of Tooth Decay

What You Need to Know About Root Canals

It’s understandable that you might feel a bit afraid when you hear “root canal,” but with modern anesthetics you’ll rarely be in any pain and it is a necessary procedure to save your tooth. Below we answer some of the frequently asked questions associated with root canals. What is a root canal? Underneath your tooth’s […]

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Toothpaste and Brush

Putting the Squeeze on Toothpaste

Why is brushing with it important? Brushing with toothpaste is important for several reasons.  First and foremost, a toothpaste and a correct brushing action work to remove plaque, a sticky, harmful film of bacteria that grows on your teeth that causes caries, gum disease, and eventual tooth loss if not controlled.  Second, the toothpaste contains […]

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Amalgam Filling

A Metal Free Mouth

Is Yours to Choose! The esthetic result is beyond compare: your teeth will look as fresh, white, and natural as when they first grew in. Chewing puts incredible stresses on teeth. That’s why, in the past, filling cavities and restoring damaged teeth involved a tradeoff—usually between strength and good looks. You don’t have to be […]

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Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants to Block Out Decay!

A simple, preventative procedure that can save you the trouble of future cavities. It’s the dreaded news that nobody wants to hear after a routine dental cleaning, you have some cavities that will need to be filled.  And who could blame us for feeling a bit apprehensive?  The dental drill has always carried negative associations, […]

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Stages of Periodontal Disease

Lasers—Killing Bacteria and Saving Teeth

Fighting Infections with the Latest Technology Hearing the term ‘laser’ attached to anything to do with your mouth might understandably make you feel a bit apprehensive.  But have no fear, because laser treatment can actually be one of the best and least intensive options for cases of gum disease. You’ve probably heard of the common […]

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Healthy White Teeth

7 Everyday Tips for Whiter Teeth

Here are some simple, everyday tips that can improve your oral health and give you whiter teeth! Cut out the stain-causing food. Some of the biggest culprits for stained teeth are the foods we eat or drink. Typically, anything with a dark color will likely affect your teeth. These include things like coffee, red wine, […]

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