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Category Archives: General Dentistry

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Scaling and Root Planing Can Help Prevent Gum Disease

  • Jun 7 2021

What is scaling and root planing and why would my dentist recommend it? If your dentist has recommended that you make an appointment for scaling and root planing and you aren’t really sure what that is, your initial reaction might include a certain amount of apprehension. Most of us have heard of scaling fish, which […]


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Chronic Bad Breath May Be Telling You Something

  • Feb 17 2021

Should I worry if I have bad breath more than just once in a while? Everybody has an occasional bout of bad breath. Spending a fair amount of time wearing a face mask that covers our mouth and nose has made us all far too aware of the potential of having less than sparklingly fresh […]


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Common Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

  • Nov 15 2020

What could be causing my teeth to be so sensitive to hot and cold foods and beverages? Tooth sensitivity, also known as dentin hypersensitivity or root sensitivity, affects a large portion of the population at one time or another. It is usually the result of an area of the enamel becoming damaged for some reason […]


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Do You Think Your Mask Is Causing Your Bad Breath?

  • Oct 8 2020

How come I didn’t realize I had bad breath until I started having to wear a mask when I go out in public? The unpleasantness of having bad breath is certainly not on the same scale as war and famine, but when it comes to our daily lives and social interactions, there is certainly nothing […]


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Benefits of Flossing

  • Aug 19 2020

As long as I do a good job on brushing, is it really necessary to floss my teeth every day? When you go in for your regular dental exam there is usually a certain level of uncertainty about what your dentist will find. Will there be any new cavities or gum issues? Is that old […]


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Do Dental Cleanings Cause You Anxiety?

  • Feb 25 2020

Is it really that important to have your teeth cleaned twice a year even if you practice good dental hygiene at home? Human nature is often perverse. We consistently do the things that we know are likely to cause us pain or heartache in the end, and we are masters at avoiding the things that […]


Could Going to the Dentist Save Your Life?

  • Jun 19 2017

Is it true that dentists check for certain kinds of cancers during exams? There was a time when a great number of people would say that going to the dentist was about the worst thing imaginable. Many professions have seen improvement and nowhere is that more evident than in dentistry. Today’s state-of-the-art technology and equipment […]