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Man With a Toothpick

Be Careful with Toothpicks

Toothpicks Can Cause Dental Injury and More Toothpicks are quick and convenient when food debris is stuck between teeth, however they’re also a common cause of dental injury. Because they are so sharp, toothpicks can damage the gums and other soft tissue when used carelessly. They are somewhat ineffective, often pushing debris farther between teeth […]

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Toothbrushes in a Glass

Time for a New Toothbrush?

If it’s been a while since you replaced your toothbrush, it may be time to look for signs of aging. If it is badly worn or frayed, it may be doing more harm than good. If you are unsure about the state of your toothbrush, just bring it in at your next appointment and we […]

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Toothpaste Tubes

Toothpaste, Before The Tube

How Product Packaging Improved Oral Health You might think tubes would make an obvious package for toothpaste, but the first toothpaste in a tube wasn’t sold till 1892. These kind of containers had been around for 50 years, but were only used for storing oil paints. Most folks associated collapsible tubes with “Burnt Umber” or […]

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Health History

Since Your Last Checkup…

Tell Us About Any Changes Dental care is just one part of total health care. Because of that, we need to keep current with your entire health history, the good and the bad. Since your last checkup, be sure to tell us if you:have experienced any new allergies or sensitivities have quit smoking (or started) […]

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Soda Pop

Tooth Health: Cut out the Carbonation

Soda, Coke, Soft Drinks, Energy Drinks—whatever you call them, they’re bad for teeth. You probably know that soft drinks aren’t good for you. They are high in sugar and provide little nutrition other than some “empty calories.” Even if you enjoy the diet/zero calorie versions, the acid content can be a problem. That’s because the […]

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Chewed Pencil

Bad Habits for Teeth

Everyday Habits can Impact Oral Health Most of us have a bad habit or two that we’d like to change. Here are some common habits that are especially hard on teeth: Biting or Chewing Non-Foods Items Maybe you’ve done it for years with no harm, but each time you bite a non-food object is unnecessary […]

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Woman Looking at Her Teeth

Look for Changes in Your Mouth

Whenever you find yourself brushing or flossing in front of a mirror, take the opportunity to really look inside your mouth. A self examination is the first line of defense in detecting potential problems… and the earlier, the better! Open wide and look at all the soft tissues, watching for any unusual changes such as […]

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Different Types of Sugar

About Sugar

We Eat More Than We Think! The only thing good about sugar is…it tastes good! After that, it’s all downhill: Sugar is high in calories, provides only a brief increase in energy, and greatly increases the growth of bacteria and tooth decay potential. When Eskimos lived a sugar-free diet, their teeth were perfect. No cavities! […]

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Woman Receiving a Dental Exam

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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