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The Pros and Cons of Braces vs. Aligners

Sometimes our teeth don’t come in quite straight, or other medical or dental issues occur that can cause gaps or misalignment. Crooked teeth can impact both your smile and your oral health. Orthodontics can give you a permanent solution, and today there are more options than ever before. We’ll focus on the two most popular—braces […]

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Caring for your teeth and gums is an everyday habit (or should be) that helps keep your mouth healthy and your breath fresh. But there are some dental issues that require help than just brushing and flossing can provide. For these issues, cosmetic dentistry can be a great solution, and there are many options.  What […]

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Halitosis: Causes and Treatments

Nobody wants to think they have bad breath, but it happens to just about everyone. There are many causes of bad breath, ranging from certain foods and beverages to smoking to poor oral hygiene. Chronic bad breath is known by the medical name “halitosis.”  What is halitosis? While we all have bad breath at some […]

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How to Choose a Dentist

Your dental health is not just about your teeth and gums. Taking care of your mouth can affect your overall health. That’s why it’s important to find a dentist you trust to take the best care of your family’s teeth and gums for years to come. Factors to consider when choosing a dentist Finding the […]

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Understanding Oral Cancer

Why Oral Cancer Screening Is Important Each year, about 30,000 people in the US are diagnosed with oral cancer. Although the condition can be serious, early detection is the best weapon in fighting the disease. Screenings can detect early signs of mouth or throat cancers, which can make all the difference in prognosis and outcome. […]

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High-Tech Tools for the Future of Dentistry

Advances in technology are a constant, and dental tech is no exception. From virtual reality to more environmentally friendly materials and practices, new technologies in dentistry are coming for 2022 and beyond. Teledentistry The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way many dental offices do business. The need for dental work doesn’t go away in the face […]

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Oral Care for Kids

You may be surprised to learn how early you should start your child’s oral care. The American Dental Association recommends that you schedule your child’s first dental visit within 6 months of the first tooth coming in, or no later than their first birthday. Brushing baby teeth Strange as it may seem, even very early […]

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Do You Really Need to Floss?

The short answer is yes. Flossing is an important part of oral care, from preventing cavities and bad breath to keeping your whole self healthy. The history of flossing Floss was introduced in the United States in the early 1800s and was made of waxed silk thread. Before that, people used various methods to clean […]

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Burning Mouth Syndrome: What is it?

Also known as burning tongue syndrome, burning mouth syndrome is a rare condition that can cause extreme discomfort in your mouth. If you’ve ever found that your mouth, throat, lips, or tongue burn—or notice that your food seems to have an odd metallic taste—you could be dealing with this unpleasant issue. Unfortunately, no one knows […]

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