Sedation Dentistry for Kids

Does your child have a legitimate fear or anxiety about going to the dentist? To avoid a traumatic experience, it may be best to consider sedation dentistry. Contrary to what you may think, sedation dentistry is available and safe for both children and adults. One of the most widely used forms of sedation dentistry used…

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Understanding Your Teething Baby

Baby teeth start making their entrance around six months of age, but don’t be alarmed if it happens much sooner or later. While teething is often associated with a fussy baby, there are things you can do as a parent to make your baby (and yourself) more comfortable and peaceful. Keep in mind that, like…

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What Is Molar Cupping?

If you notice indentions or craters on the surfaces of your back teeth, you may be experiencing molar cupping. Molar cupping can be a telltale sign of acid erosion or bruxism (teeth grinding). In either case, you’ll need to adjust your habits to prevent further damage to your smile. If you have molar cupping, also…

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How to Avoid Dental Implant Failure

Dental implants have been around for over three decades. Since then, they continue to revolutionize dentistry by providing a superior treatment option for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants carry a remarkable success rate of over 95%. However, they are not completely foolproof. Although quite rare, if a dental implant is going to fail, it typically…

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Importance of Dental Visits During Orthodontics

Time in braces typically means frequent visits to your orthodontist. You may even be going on a monthly basis. However, don’t assume that these appointments are a substitute for your routine dental care. Your orthodontist is not your dentist. An orthodontist is trained and qualified to examine the position of your teeth and treat alignment…

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Candy and Your Smile

October is the perfect time to discuss the effects of candy on your smile. This is the month that many neighborhoods are swarmed with costumes and countless bags of sticky, savory and highly-sugared treats. However, before you or your kids indulge in that candy loot, you should consider the consequence that it can have on…

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Is Flossing Really a Big Deal?

Think it’s okay to slack on your flossing efforts, or not do the job at all? Think again. Flossing is critical to your dental health as well as your overall health. Unfortunately, this important habit is one that only 1 out of 4 Americans do on a daily basis. That is a lot of people…

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Dangers of Ignoring a Dental Emergency

Just like other parts of our body, our teeth can suffer unexpected harm from time to time. Whether it is a broken crown or knocked out tooth, dental emergencies should be seen sooner rather than later. While some urgent dental concerns don’t require same day treatment, it is never a good idea to ignore it…

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Ways to Keep Your Dental Veneers White

Porcelain veneers are considered one of the most innovative solutions in cosmetic dentistry. The procedure involves bonding wafer thin shells of porcelain on the front surfaces of your teeth. Smile flaws such as discoloration, chips, gaps and misalignment are instantly and permanently hidden. One of the most valued advantages of porcelain veneers, however, is their…

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Tired of Your Front Tooth Gap?

Not everyone is born with a perfect smile. In fact, a naturally flawless smile is quite rare. While there are many imperfections that can occur on your front teeth, a gap between the front teeth can be one of the most bothersome and noticeable. What you may not know, however, is that an unsightly space…

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