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Dental Caries and How They Affect Your Health

dental caries

Dental caries is the more formal term for dental cavities. We’ve all been warned about cavities since childhood as part of our oral health education–it’s how we traditionally teach children about the importance of brushing and flossing and overall dental hygiene. However, as an adult you may have a few remaining questions, like what are… Read more »

Prevent Teeth Stain

teeth stain

A brilliantly white smile is one of life’s great joys–it lights up your face and the whole room around you. And while you likely do your best to take care of your teeth with a regular regime of brushing and flossing combined with visits to the dentist for an exam and cleaning, the fact is… Read more »

Straight Talk About Tooth Decay

Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is inherently an unpleasant subject. Our culture puts a lot of emphasis and value on a bright smile as an indicator of both attractiveness and health, and tooth decay is the antithesis of that! However, it’s an important subject–tooth decay is one of the most common diseases in the country, and understanding what… Read more »

Is a Tingling Tongue a Serious Concern?

tounge tingling

Experiencing a tingling sensation in your tongue can be perplexing. While the causes of such tingling can vary widely, it’s crucial to recognize when this sensation might signal serious underlying issues. If you notice tingling in your tongue alongside any of the following symptoms, it’s imperative to seek immediate medical attention: Weakness or numbness in… Read more »

What Does Getting Porcelain Veneers Involve?

Porcelain Veneers

Your smile is a greeting to the world, and a healthy smile can do so much for your self-image and self-esteem. Unfortunately, as time goes by teeth take wear and tear. They can chip or stain, or move out of position, leaving your smile in less than ideal shape. Maybe your smile just naturally has… Read more »

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 »

The Effects of Sugar on Teeth

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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 »