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5 Benefits of Dental Exams May 4th, 2022

When was the last time you had a dental appointment? Most people should be getting dental cleanings at least twice a year — and if it’s been more than six months since your last appointment, your oral health could be suffering. Brushing and flossing your teeth at home is important,...

How Can I Help My Child Feel Comfortable About Visiting the Dentist? Apr 6th, 2022

Your child has a dentist appointment coming up, and you’re worried about how they’ll handle it. Going to the dentist can feel scary for kids, and it’s normal for them to feel a little nervous. However, it’s important to remember that oral health care is important no matter your age....

How to Get Straight Teeth Without Anyone Noticing Mar 10th, 2022

A straight smile gives you confidence. If you have crooked teeth or an uneven bite, however, the thought of achieving that picture-perfect look can seem impossible — especially if you don’t want to deal with the pain and hassle of traditional orthodontic braces. Braces were once the only way to...

What to Expect During a Tooth Filling Feb 7th, 2022

Cavities are the most common dental issue in the United States. In fact, 52% of children, 57% of adolescents, and more than 90% of American adults have at least one cavity. Cavities are holes in teeth caused by decay. They start small, but grow bigger over time without proper treatment....

When Are Veneers My Best Option? Jan 4th, 2022

Gapped teeth. Wear-and-tear. A gummy smile. Stains and discoloration. Whatever you see when you look in the mirror, you know how these cosmetic imperfections can erode your confidence. Instead of hiding your smile, it’s time to learn more about dental veneers. Made of thin porcelain or resin, veneers cover cosmetic...

The Many Benefits of Dental Implants Dec 6th, 2021

Many adults have 32 teeth or 28 if they had their wisdom teeth removed. All these teeth work together to help your mouth function, and missing a tooth (or several) can have a profound impact on your oral health — and your life. Missing teeth can compromise your remaining teeth,...

When Your Tooth Needs a Crown Nov 7th, 2021

Do you have a toothache? Almost everyone experiences occasional tooth pain. Your teeth are naturally strong — but sometimes, damage and decay can weaken a tooth. Maybe you bit down wrong and cracked a tooth. Or maybe, a small cavity has grown larger and the tooth is getting weaker. Now,...

How Does Pediatric Dentistry Work for My Child? Oct 5th, 2021

As any parent knows, children grow fast. Their bodies undergo dramatic transformations in just a few short years. All those changes mean that children have unique health needs — and that includes their dental care. Kids get their first teeth before their first birthday, and they have all 20 of...

The Importance of Dental Exams Sep 7th, 2021

Did you know that half of all American adults over age 30 have periodontal disease? It’s true, and this common oral disease causes inflammation and tooth decay. If it’s left untreated, it can even lead to tooth loss. Periodontal disease is a big problem, but the good news is that...

5 Ways Implants Support Your Oral Health Aug 2nd, 2021

More than 120 million Americans have at least one missing tooth, and millions more have tooth decay. Damaged and missing teeth can have a serious impact on your life: from low confidence to oral health complications. Untreated missing teeth can put your other teeth at risk, and it could lead...

How Fillings Can Help Damaged, Cracked Teeth Jul 6th, 2021

About 92% of adults have dental cavities. Cavities form when bacteria creates tiny holes in the enamel surface of your teeth. Untreated cavities can lead to advanced tooth decay, but treatment is simple with dental fillings. Since cavities are so common, it’s no surprise that dental fillings are one of...

Is Invisalign® Right for You? Jun 9th, 2021

Millions of Americans have worn metal braces to get straighter teeth. It was once considered a rite of passage for teens and young adults, but today’s dental technology means you don’t have to suffer a mouth full of metal to get a picture-perfect smile. Invisalign® is a popular alternative to...

4 Questions You Should Ask Your Dentist May 23rd, 2021

Is it time to schedule your next dental cleaning? Just like routine checkups at the doctor, regular professional dental cleanings are an important part of your health care plan. Children and adults of all ages should go to the dentist at least once a year for a professional dental cleaning...

Am I a Candidate for a Dental Implant? Apr 18th, 2021

If a missing tooth is keeping you from loving your smile, you aren’t alone. An estimated 120 million American adults are missing at least one tooth, and some 32 million are missing all their teeth.  Missing teeth are certainly embarrassing, but they can also put your oral health at risk....

I'm Nervous About Getting a Filling Mar 16th, 2021

Most Americans have three dental fillings on average. Fillings are dental restorations made from resin, ceramic, or metal alloys that fill holes or cracks in teeth. A minor crack or small cavity can cause tooth pain and put you at risk for more serious dental problems, but fillings are a...

Who Needs A Dental Exam? Feb 12th, 2021

Brushing and flossing your teeth every day is important. But even the best at-home oral hygiene is no substitute for visiting the dentist. Regular professional dental care helps you enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles. Your dentist offers everything from cleanings and preventive care to treatments like fillings and dental...

7 Benefits of Invisalign Jan 19th, 2021

Bothered by crooked teeth or a bite misalignment? Crooked, crowded teeth can detract from the natural beauty of your smile, but many people cringe when they consider having a mouth full of metal brackets and wires to achieve a straight smile. If the thought of braces is keeping you from...

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...

Here's What Your Dentist Is Looking for During Your Bi-Annual Cleaning Dec 10th, 2020

Brushing, flossing, and maintaining good oral hygiene are great for keeping your teeth strong and healthy. But did you know that the American Dental Association recommends that everyone — kids, teens, and adults — get professional dental cleanings twice a year? Bi-annual dental cleanings are the only way to ensure...

Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Consider Veneers Nov 30th, 2020

Veneers are a popular, minimally invasive dental treatment designed to perfect your smile. They’re very thin shells made of porcelain or resin composite that are fixed permanently to the fronts of your teeth. Veneers are a customizable option to address a range of cosmetic and functional dental concerns. They can...

5 Important Ways To Keep Your Child's Teeth Healthy Oct 30th, 2020

Did you know that babies are born with all of their primary (baby) teeth hidden below their gums? As they get older, teeth begin erupting until all 20 teeth have emerged around age 3. Kids might not keep their baby teeth forever, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important to...

Why Not Replacing Missing Teeth Is Bad for Your Health Jul 2nd, 2020

Losing teeth is more common than you might think. In adults aged 35-44, 69% have lost at least one permanent tooth. By the time you reach age 50, the average person has lost 12 teeth (including wisdom teeth). And 26% of adults 65-74 have lost all their teeth. Missing a...