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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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Root Canals Should Be Cheered, Not Feared

  • Sep 16 2020

What can I do to get over my anxiety about having to have a root canal? You would think that with all of the modern advances and innovations in dental care people would no longer dread going to the dentist. Of course, not everyone does. For many people, they make their appointment and barely give […]

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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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What Is Zoom Laser Bleaching?

  • Jul 8 2020

Can laser bleaching really make a difference when it comes to teeth whitening? Marilyn Monroe once said, “A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear.” Unfortunately, not everyone’s smile matches that of one of the most famous and beautiful stars of all time.  Everyone knows how important an attractive smile is. This is […]

Importance of Early Detection of Oral Cancer

  • Jun 25 2020

Is it true that oral cancer is often detected during dental exams? Cancer. There are a few things that we are more afraid of than having a healthcare professional walk in the room and give us that dreaded diagnosis. As true as that may be, there is actually something to fear far more than cancer […]

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Are Swollen Gums a Sign of Periodontal Disease?

  • May 20 2020

How worried should I be if I have swollen gums? Everyone experiences swollen gums from time to time. Sometimes it’s nothing more than a pesky piece of food, like a husk from popcorn, that has become lodged between the tooth and the gum. The swelling can develop simply from the presence of the foreign object […]

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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, […]

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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 […]