The Aging Mouth: What’s Normal, What’s Not

The natural process of aging takes its toll on your teeth and mouth just as it does your body. Here are some common oral health changes you can anticipate as you age: Enamel Wear — Chewing, cleaning and the normal aging process means your teeth will eventually wear down over time. Darker Tooth Color — […]

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Wisdom Teeth and Teens

Like dental braces, the removal of wisdom teeth is one of the dental “rites of passage” for teens. Wisdom teeth — or third molars — are our final set of molars and usually start to emerge between the ages of 16 and 25. They are known as “wisdom” teeth in most cultures because of their […]

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How Bottled Water Affects Your Teeth

Millions of Americans are embracing a healthy lifestyle and turning to bottled water as part of their diet. Bottled water is often marketed as being better for you, but it may be doing your teeth a disservice. Your bottled water could be missing some elements that promote oral health. For over 60 years, the United […]

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Six Easy Ways to Prevent Dental Cavities

In dentistry, children and cavities seem to go hand in hand. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 28 percent of children ages 2 through 5 have at least one dental cavity, compared to 24 percent a decade ago. Although 4 percent may not seem like a lot, that increase represents thousands and […]

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Aesthetic Dentistry Helps Self-Esteem of Children

Children with damaged, discolored or missing teeth sometimes have problems with self-esteem that can be improved through aesthetic dentistry. When a child has lost one or more front teeth, the dentist can replace these teeth with an aesthetic maintainer. The artificial teeth can be placed onto a removable or cemented dental appliance. Also, dentists can […]

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Top Five Tips for Cavity Prevention

Cavities can be painful and can contribute to poor overall health, so it’s important that we do everything we can to prevent them. We will admit, it’s all too easy to forget when you’re busy, even for us! Skipping a tooth brushing every now and then seems like no big deal— it’s not like your […]

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Toothbrush Basics

Anyone who has walked down the toothbrush aisle at their local store can tell you that choosing a toothbrush isn’t as simple as just selecting a color that you like. The options can be a little bit overwhelming.  Angled heads, raised bristles, oscillating tufts, the option to play a song while you brush, brushes with […]

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Partial Dentures vs Partial Bridges?

When it comes to replacing lost teeth, people have a lot more options than they may think they do. Lets take a look at two of the most popular options available at the moment for replacing multiple missing teeth, partial dentures and partial bridges. Partial Dentures: Clinically speaking, dentures are more accurately called “removable partial […]

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Dental Extractions 101

There are several reasons a tooth may need to be extracted. A break, decay, a cavity, impaction, bone loss, periodontal disease and more could all create or contribute to a situation where removal of the tooth may be the most appropriate course of action. If that happens, there is really no cause to be alarmed. […]

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Invisalign vs Braces

When it comes to straightening teeth, there are several different options and different orthodontists tend to have different preferred methods. While, in the end, it is up to the dental patient to make the best decision for them, it’s impossible for an educated decision to be made without knowledge of what the differences are between […]

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