Category Archives: General Dentistry

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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 […]

Are Electric Toothbrushes Worth the Investment?

  • May 31 2024

Electric toothbrushes have steadily grown in popularity over recent years. But if you’ve been using a standard toothbrush all your life without facing any significant dental issues, you may be wondering just how much more you can get out of going electric.  To decide whether an electric toothbrush is right for you, take a closer […]

The Role of X-Rays in Dental Diagnostics: Safety and Necessity

  • May 7 2024

Advances in dental technology allow your dentist to more accurately assess issues and provide more effective care than ever before. One significant piece of dental technology is the X-ray machine. While they’ve been around for years, the dental X-ray machine’s capabilities have only become more advanced as the technology has evolved.    If you should require […]

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How Do I Know if I Need a Dental Crown?

  • Mar 26 2024

When it comes to restorative dental procedures, the dental crown is among the most popular and most versatile. These customized restorations are capable of addressing significant tooth damage or decay in order to restore both form and function to your smile.  But even with all of that said, how do you know when a crown […]

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Jaw Pain: When to Seek Professional Dental Care

  • Jan 24 2024

Jaw pain can quickly become a serious issue in your life. Whether you face persistent aching pain or sharp pain when biting or chewing, you may need professional dental care to achieve relief. However, many patients are hesitant to schedule an appointment unless they’re sure. Here’s what you should watch for to know when to […]

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Receding Gums: Causes and Treatment Options

  • Nov 11 2023

If you’ve recently noticed that your smile seems to be a bit too toothy or that pockets are beginning to form in the gum tissue that surrounds your teeth, you may be dealing with receding gums, a condition in which your gumline pulls away from your teeth. Receding gums can arise from a variety of […]

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Root Canal vs. Tooth Extraction: Making the Right Dental Choice

  • Sep 16 2023

Having a persistent toothache can be unbearable. At first, you might consider an extraction because it is the more cost-effective option, and it will provide immediate relief. Removing the tooth will eliminate infection, but it could jeopardize your oral health.  The other option for finding relief is a root canal. This treatment is preferable because […]

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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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Food Traps: 6 Reasons Why Food Frequently Gets Stuck Between Teeth

  • Mar 16 2023

Everyone experiences the uncomfortable sensation of getting food stuck between their teeth at some point. Some foods, like popcorn kernels, broccoli, and spinach, are more likely than others to remain in your teeth. If you experience this regularly, however, you may have a food trap. Learn more about what can cause a food trap below.  […]

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Non-Surgical Gum Treatment: Pros and Cons

  • Dec 10 2022

Your mouth contains bacteria typically removed daily as you brush and floss your teeth. However, if your mouth is not adequately cleaned of bacteria, this can cause a gum infection called gingivitis and if left untreated, will lead to bone destruction which is called periodontal disease. Treatments for this disease range from non-surgical to invasive […]