Checking for Bad Breath

Analyzing Bad Breath

Bad breath (or halitosis) happens to all of us from time to time, and nobody likes it. As well as being a social embarrassment, bad breath can also be a warning sign of more serious dental problems. By analyzing the type of bad breath patients complain of, we can help determine its cause. What Causes […]

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Dentist Appointment

How Often Do I Need a Checkup?

Make time for your T.L.C. That’s Tender Loving Checkup! Routine, regular examinations let us catch tooth decay and periodontal disease before they cause major damage to your teeth… and saves you the added expense and discomfort of more complex dental treatment. For most of our patients we recommend a checkup every six months, but there’s […]

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Teeth Inspection Mirror

Cavities without Pain?

If It Ain’t Broke, Why Fix It? Patients are sometimes surprised when they have a cavity or two and wonder, “How can I need a filling when I haven’t been in any pain?” Unfortunately this is common because cavities often don’t give any warning signs at all. Teeth can become extremely broken down and even […]

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Because We Care…

About Each Patient! Dentistry may be the word that describes the service we provide. But our greater goal is something we call care. It’s reflected in the way we evaluate (and re-evaluate) current treatment methods and the latest dental techniques. It drives the way we look after every patient as an individual, with unique needs, […]

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Dental Autoclave Sterilizer

Straight Talk About Disease Control

When you visit our office, you might notice some of the things we do to maintain a sterile environment. We take disease control very seriously, and you can rest assured that we take all the proper precautions to keep you safe! In the Office Sterilization is now—and always has been—a concern in our office. We […]

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Chewable Vitamin C Tablets

Do You Use Chewable Vitamin C?

Less is More Where would we be without our vitamin C? Everyone agrees, it’s a crucial nutrient that provides many health benefits. And in dentistry, it plays an important role in the healing process, especially in soft tissue such as gums. But vitamin C, being acidic, can actually do damage if consumed in chewable form. […]

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Dental Examination

What Would You Do?

If It Were You? Every day, patients ask us about their dental care. Should I have a crown or a filling? A root canal, or an extraction? Should we fix a “baby tooth?” Or will it just fall out? Is teeth whitening safe? Often the final question we’re asked is, “What would you do if […]

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Dental Mouthguards

“Guard” Your Teenager

Against Tooth Damage Let’s face it; kids, sports, and the typical teenage sense of invulnerability make a pretty risky combination. Once a tooth is cracked, broken—or worse, knocked out—there’s no going back. It’s for keeps. If your child is involved in any sports activity (even a pickup basketball game) a well-fitting mouthguard is the least […]

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Gum Disease & Public Health

Gum Disease has Bigger Implications Gum disease continues to pose a significant threat to public health, with some studies suggesting more American adults have gum disease than previously thought. As detection, screening and awareness has improved over the years, we now know that the prevalence of moderate to severe periodontal disease may have been underestimated […]

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Running Water on a Toothbrush

Fluoride Levels and The Goldilocks Rule

The best rule for fluoride is: Not too much. Not too little. Ever since the first American city began to manage fluoride levels in its water supply, there’s been plenty of misinformation floating around regarding the potential benefits and dangers of this substance. In a nutshell, fluoride has been shown to help protect against tooth […]

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