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Stress and Your Oral Health

oral health and stress

Stress affects every aspect of our health, often in ways we may not notice at first. The relationship between stress and your oral health is a complex one, with both short and long term effects which can become quite serious if untreated.  It’s important to understand the relationship between stress and your oral health, which… Read more »

New Research About Fluoride Safety

fluoride safety

Fluoride is an important mineral that contributes a great deal to our dental health. A naturally occurring element, it is widely found around the world and is present to varying degrees in most water sources. Over the last century, dentists and other oral health professionals have found ways to use fluoride to enhance dental treatments… Read more »

Who Needs Dental Implants?

Dental implants

Dental implants are one of the great boons of modern dentistry–a way of replacing a lost or damaged tooth with a prosthesis that functions for the most part like the real thing. Dental implants offer a number of significant advantages over traditional dentures or bridges, and often improve a patient’s quality of life beyond what… Read more »

Can a Root Canal Be Done Through an Existing Crown?

steps of a root canal cartoon

There’s no doubt about it–root canals can cause a lot of anxiety or fear. They’ve become a pop-culture icon for a painful dental procedure, and are one of the things many folks dread most about dental care or a trip to the dentist office. Despite their unpleasant popularity, many misconceptions abound around root canals and… Read more »

The Effects of Sugar on Teeth

With springtime here and the Easter season moving into full swing, young people (and more than a few adults!) around the country are looking forward to celebrating with chocolate rabbits and marshmallow chicks. While those treats may be delicious, they’re full of sugar. As most of us have been told since childhood, sugar isn’t the… Read more »

Professional Teeth Whitening: A Q&A

Your smile is, in many ways, your calling card—it’s the first impression you make to many of the folks you’ll meet. A bright healthy smile sends a message about you and reflects your personality and outlook. While it’s perfectly natural for teeth to become discolored or dull over time due to wear and tear, teeth… Read more »

The Ins and Outs of General Dentistry

women smiling at dentist

While it encompasses a wide array of services and procedures, general dentistry is an important component in overall health. But what, really, is general dentistry? What does it include, and what can you expect? The Basics For many people, the dentist is the health care provider they see most often. Regular dentist visits are often… Read more »