Category Archives: Dental Health

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The Future of Dentistry and the Advancements to Watch Out For

  • Jun 25 2024

Dentistry is always evolving via advancements in technology, techniques, and materials. When you think it can’t grow any further, another incredible product that simplifies patient care gets released. Even as a patient, it’s important to understand how beneficial these new technologies and treatments are. Although your office may not use them today, many of these […]

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When to Discuss Color Changes and Spots in the Mouth With Your Dentist

  • Oct 20 2023

As a part of your oral health routine, you should regularly examine the appearance of your mouth. If you see spots or changes in the color of your gums and tongue, you may need to talk to a dentist to ensure you aren’t dealing with an underlying issue. These are some of the most common […]

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Dental Inlay/Onlay vs. Filling: Which Is the Better Option?

  • Aug 17 2023

Dental inlays/onlays and fillings are both potential options to restore teeth affected by cavities or tooth decay. However, the choice between the two isn’t obvious at first. Each one has benefits in certain situations. When the time comes to restore your tooth, your dentist will carefully assess your needs and recommend the right procedure for […]

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How Often Should You See Your Dentist for an Oral Cancer Screening?

  • Jun 15 2023

Oral cancer is an incredibly serious condition, but you can achieve the best outcomes through early detection. You should visit your dentist for oral cancer screening to identify signs of the disease as early as possible. However, you may not know how often you should see the dentist for oral cancer screening. What is oral […]

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6 Questions You Never Thought to Ask About Oral Cancer

  • Nov 20 2022

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 54,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with oral cancer each year. Oral cancer is cancer that forms in any of the parts that make up your oral cavity.  If you have a diagnosis of oral cancer or know someone who does, there are some important questions […]

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5 Ways Oral Health Can Impact Your Overall Health

  • Sep 18 2022

The connection between taking care of your oral health and issues like tooth decay and gum disease is clear. However, did you know that poor oral health can contribute to a wide range of overall health issues? The impact of poor oral hygiene can affect much more than just your mouth. Heart Disease Heart disease […]

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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 […]