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Why Root Canals Are Nothing to Fear Jan 22nd, 2021

Dental anxiety is a huge problem in our country. Approximately one-third of people living in the US are afraid of dentists. Most of them cite the potential for pain, the smell of chemicals, and the sounds of drills as the source of their anxiety.  If you’re one of these individuals,...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Why Invisalign Has Such a High Satisfaction Rate Among Both Adults and Teens Dec 14th, 2020

Whether at a job interview or on a first date, a brilliant smile creates an equally brilliant initial impression. Just ask the almost 50% of adults surveyed by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry who found the smile more memorable than what the person said or what they wore. With...

Your Teeth and Your Weight Feb 26th, 2019

Did you know that what you put in your mouth affects not only your weight, but also your dental health? Now, before you tell me I’m crazy or spouting nonsense, hear me out on this surprising relationship between your weight and your teeth. A study published in the journal Oral...

Do You Even Floss, Bro? Jan 29th, 2019

You’ve heard it since you learned how to brush your teeth. Brush, floss, and rinse. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), cleaners that go in between teeth, such as floss, are an essential tool when it comes to taking care of your teeth and gums. Cleaning in between teeth...

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body: Making the Most of the Mouth-Body Connection Nov 21st, 2018

Your teeth and mouth, in general, are a mirror of what is going on in the body overall, and a healthy mouth is reflective of total body wellness. Swollen gums, worn down teeth, dry mouth, bad breath, ulcers, and swelling can be a warning sign of systemic problems including diabetes,...

How Do You Know if You Have Gum Disease…And What to Do About It? Sep 29th, 2018

You’re brushing your teeth, and you do the old rinse and spit. What’s that red? Is it a little blood? Unless you are using cinnamon toothpaste, could be a warning sign. Gum disease. Ick. It just sounds bad. But what is it? What causes it? And most important, how do...

Teeth Grinding Jun 28th, 2018

Ever wake up feeling like you’ve just gone a few rounds with Conor McGregor? Sore, tender jaw? Feeling like you didn’t get a “real” sleep? You might be grinding your teeth at night. What Is It, and Why We Do It The fancy name for teeth grinding is called bruxism....

Activated Charcoal Toothpaste – Yay or Nay? May 9th, 2018

You’ve most likely seen articles on charcoal activated beauty masks and body scrubs. Beauty bloggers swear by it. So, it’s only natural that activated charcoal has made its way to the oral care aisle. But, before you go running out to the grill to grab some briquettes, let’s discuss exactly...

A Whiter, Brighter Smile: Part 2 Apr 5th, 2018

At-home Teeth Whitening If you are looking for more of a DIY option to brightening your smile, there are some good alternatives for at-home whitening. The results will not be as immediate or effective as an in-office procedure, but some options are quite good and efficient. Unlike treatments we offer...

A Whiter, Brighter Smile Mar 16th, 2018

*BE SURE TO ASK ABOUT OUR SPRING TIME PROMOTION – FREE DENTAL CLEANING WITH IN-OFFICE BLEACHING* One question that patients often ask is ‘what’s the difference between teeth bleaching and teeth whitening?’ The answer is simple – if we do it in the office, it is a bleaching procedure. If...

Dental Emergencies & Accidents Jan 16th, 2018

Accidents happen. Toothaches, broken teeth (hello, popcorn kernels!), sports-related injuries – more than just an inconvenience, they can be painful, uncomfortable and worrying. As parents of young kids who like to run and play, we know that dental emergencies sometimes can be the end of the game (literally!) usually happen...

Bridges Vs. Implants – Which is right for me? Dec 20th, 2017

When patients come to me to replace a missing tooth, or if we have to extract one for one reason or another, we start a conversation about what’s the best option to replace it. Are they a better candidate for a dental bridge, or do we look at dental implants?...