A Quick Dental Hygiene Quiz

Do you know the best ways to care for your smile with dental hygiene between visits to our practice? Do you find that you generally show up to your checkups and receive a clean bill of health for your smile? Or, do you think you may be overlooking some important factors and you’re certainly no stranger to cavities? To help keep you headed in the right direction with your attention to your oral health (and to ensure you can keep smiling and feeling confident about your teeth and gums), we offer a quick quiz!

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Oral Cancer: 3 Things To Always Remember

First and foremost, if you pay attention to your calendar and those causes which we recognize on particular months, you will see that April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. So, what better time to provide you with some helpful reminders about this dangerous disease (that is preventable and treatable)? Consider a few details that you should always keep in mind, so your oral health stays safe and sound.

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Is Acid Erosion A Problem For Your Smile?

You might immediately think, no way! when we ask the following question: Is acid erosion a problem for your smile? However, if you have not been in to see us for a while (as in more than six months), then you might not know whether this is true. If you’re drinking anything other than water or milk on a daily basis, then you may be surprised to learn that you actually are suffering from this extremely common concern for your enamel. Let’s make sure you are aware of how to keep teeth strong (and free from this type of erosion), so your oral health remains in top-notch condition.

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Tooth-Colored Fillings: 3 Things To Get Happy About

You aren’t happy, of course, that you have a cavity. You may initially be even less thrilled that you need a dental filling. However, we think you just might change your tune when you learn more about what you can look forward to with tooth-colored fillings. Have you assumed that they’re just like metal fillings? They’re not! Find out more, so you can feel good about your upcoming visit.

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Why You Can Smile About: Dental Crowns

Not really sure why you should be happy if you need a dental crown but you would love to hear our reasoning? No problem. When it comes to restoring a damaged tooth, we know that you’re hoping to get in and out of our practice as quickly as possible, so you can return home with a tooth that looks and feels normal again. Consider the ways our crowns can help you achieve those very goals.

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The Truth Behind Root Canal Rumors

The day you learn you need a root canal treatment is usually the day that friends and relatives begin coming out of the woodwork to share their personal stories with you. Some tales will be decades old, some will be very friendly and helpful, and others will probably leave you feeling a bit shaken. Rather than rely on the experiences of people who have visited other practices (and quite possibly who received care many moons ago), we suggest you stick with the facts! We’re a compassionate team looking forward to helping you restore your oral health. As for some details you need to feel comfortable, we’ve got them.

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To Believe Or Not To Believe: DIY Smile Care

With the advent of the Internet and social media came Pinterest and a whole lot of other ways of sharing information. One of the popular ways we notice this shift affecting oral health is with the increasing amount of DIY smile care options. They generally appear very enticing, quite convincing, seemingly safe, and surprisingly effective. Unfortunately, attempting more advanced dental care on your own is usually a bad plan. You need training, education, and the proper instruments to care for your smile effectively! Consider some common DIY treatments we encourage you to avoid.

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Dental Implants: Candidacy FAQs

When you realize you have access to dental implants for your smile after tooth loss, you very quickly begin wondering whether it’s an option for you. Feeling uncertain about your candidacy lead to serious frustration and may even cause you to procrastinate, which is not ideal. The sooner you replace missing teeth, the better. To get you over this hump, we happily offer FAQs, the answers to which will give you some very helpful insight into whether you qualify.

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FAQs: Dental Extractions

When you are getting ready for your dental extraction, there are a lot of thoughts, questions, and assumptions that might be going through your mind at any given moment. The one thing we encourage you to remember is that an extraction is extremely beneficial for your oral health if it is the treatment we have recommended. As for those thoughts swirling madly through your mind, we are happy to address them head on, so you’re ready to make your smile healthy again.

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