Understanding Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety can range from a simple annoyance to a paralyzing obstacle that keeps you from getting routine dental care. However, one thing is for certain; if you have dental anxiety, you are not alone. According to Colgate, 9% to 15% of Americans avoid seeing the dentist because of anxiety and fear. Dental anxiety can…

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Why Treat Cavities In Baby Teeth?

When a child has a cavity in one of their baby teeth, it is common for parents to question why it needs to be filled. If it is going to fall out anyways, why not just pull it? The truth is – baby teeth are important! Considering that some baby teeth don’t get replaced by…

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7 Culprits for Sensitive Teeth

Do you wince at the thought of eating ice cream? Does your morning coffee cause shooting tooth pain with every sip? Teeth sensitivity can be more than a daily disturbance; it can also be a warning sign that your oral health is compromised. Whether you encounter sensitivity occasionally or chronically, it always needs to be…

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Symptoms of a Stressed-Out TMJ

As much as we try to avoid it or lower it, stress remains a prevalent part of life for many adults. You may realize how stress impacts your heart, stomach or your skin, but did you know that chronic stress can also impact your jaw? Not only does stress trigger some harmful oral habits, but…

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When to See a Dentist About Your Bad Breath

Do your co-workers back away when you speak? Do you rely on mints and chewing gum to remedy your breath throughout the day? While bad breath is normal and expected in certain circumstances, it can also be a warning sign that your oral health needs attention. It is important to pay attention to foul breath…

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COVID-19 March 30th Update

We hope this message finds you in good health. As the world adapts to these unusual circumstances from COVID-19, we just wanted to keep you updated. We are continuing to closely follow healthcare guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff. We want to reiterate that our commitment is to you,…

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3 Reasons to Invest in an Athletic Mouthguard

Did you know sporting activities account for the greatest percentage of traumatic dental injuries in teenagers? More dental and facial injuries occur in athletics than they do in violence or traffic accidents. The good news is that there is a proven way to allow your child to play sports while keeping their smile protected at…

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The Pros and Cons of a Dental Bridge

Losing a permanent tooth is never ideal. However, it does happen. Whether due to poor oral health or accidental trauma, a tooth almost always needs to be replaced with a prosthetic option. This helps patients avoid the aesthetic setback of a missing tooth along with oral health issues, speech and eating limitations and dental misalignment….

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How Dental Implants Can Help You Love Your Dentures

If you are missing a full arch of teeth, you probably know that a denture is the most trusted solution. However, did you know that there is more than one type of denture? All dentures may look the same on the outside, but they can be very different in how they are attached on the…

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How Does Gum Disease Cause Tooth Loss?

The leading cause of tooth loss in American adults is periodontal disease. If you simply think of red, puffy gums when you think of gum disease, it may be difficult for you to understand how this condition also could cause your permanent teeth to fall out. However, knowing how gum disease progresses, if it is…

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