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Category Archives: Dental Health

Dentist and patient discussing swollen gums and periodontal disease.

7 Surprising Myths About Your Teeth and Dental Care

  • Jun 11 2022

Oral health is an area that affects everyone, but many patients are in the dark about these common dental myths. Dispelling them and gaining a clearer understanding of how your teeth and dental care work can help you build a better foundation for lifelong oral health. Myth 1: Bright Teeth Are Always Healthy The whiteness […]


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Why Brushing and Flossing Alone Won’t Do the Trick When Treating Periodontal Disease

  • Mar 29 2022

Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is an infection in the gums. Dentists can treat some related damage and prevent the disease from worsening when they catch and address symptoms early. If you don’t manage your oral health and have early onset and rapid progression of this disease, you may develop periodontitis, which is incurable. […]


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Receding Gums: Are You Brushing Your Teeth Too Hard?

  • Jan 31 2022

Have you noticed that your gum line seems to be farther back on your teeth than it used to be? If you know something looks different about your teeth, but you aren’t sure what it is, it could be receding gums.  A receding gum line is a telltale sign that something is amiss with your […]


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Dental Issues: Important Vs Urgent

  • Oct 10 2021

How do I know if a dental problem I am having needs to be taken care of immediately?  It’s a rare and extremely fortunate person that has never experienced a toothache. But, there are toothaches and there are TOOTHACHES! It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know the difference between one that can wait a […]


father and son flossing together.

What Do You Teach Your Kids About Flossing?

  • Sep 10 2021

If I go for all of my regular dental exams and cleanings do I really have to floss my teeth every day? Life has been rather different during our time spent dealing with COVID. Many of us ended up working at home. Kids, for the most part, stopped going off to school and switched to […]


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Soft, Medium, or Hard Bristles?

  • Jul 15 2021

How do I choose the right toothbrush to help me avoid dental issues and gum damage? We’re all familiar with the phrase “no pain, no gain”. We usually hear it from someone who wants us to do something that we don’t want to do. Benjamin Franklin used the version “there are no gains, without pains”, […]


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Time to Move On Your Dental Bucket List

  • Apr 21 2021

How can I decide whether I should choose dental implants or if veneers or dentures would work as well?  It’s been a long year. Thanks to the restrictions put in place to try to slow the spread of COVID-19, life as we normally know it pretty much ceased for the past 12 months. We stopped […]


Woman choosing her veneers.

Choosing Between Veneers and Crowns

  • Apr 21 2020

How do I know if porcelain veneers or crowns are a better choice for me? Having trouble deciding between veneers or crowns? Actually, that is an excellent problem to have. True, being blessed with perfect teeth that never required anything more than regular exams and cleanings would be the best of all outcomes. Short of […]


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Treating a Dental Abscess

  • Mar 20 2020

If I have an abscessed tooth does that mean it will require a root canal? If you have ever been unfortunate enough to have developed a dental abscess, then it is unlikely that you have forgotten what an unpleasant experience it can be. There are the rare few who somehow manage to be symptom-free, but, […]


Man with bad breath in front of a mirror.

What Causes Bad Breath?

  • Jan 21 2020

Is occasional bad breath normal or the sign of some underlying issue? Sometimes it can seem like social interaction is uncomfortably similar to making our way through a minefield. At any moment, some sort of faux pas or embarrassing happenstance can take us by surprise. This can be anything from a miscalculation in etiquette to […]