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Common Causes of Jaw Pain

  • May 20 2022

Jaw pain can bring your day to a grinding halt. Life can become much more challenging when everyday activities like eating and speaking are made difficult. There are many potential causes of jaw pain. These are some of the most common causes and how you can approach dealing with them. TMJ Disorder The temporomandibular joint […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


Increasing Popularity of Botox for Men

  • Aug 7 2021

Is it true that more and more men are getting Botox treatments to reduce facial wrinkles? Is it vain to want to look your best? Is it less than honest to try and adjust your appearance so that the age you look on the outside more closely matches how you feel on the inside?  There […]


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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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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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Bacon-Flavored Dental Floss?

  • May 17 2021

There are so many different kinds of dental floss; how do I choose which one will do the best job?  Bacon-flavored dental floss? Yes, actually, that is a real thing. Not a good idea for everyday flossing, though, based on many of the reviews on Amazon. Seems to be a hit as a gag gift […]