Overall Health Concerns

The Need for Dental Crowns

Your tooth has sustained damage or is decaying beyond the capabilities of a dental filling, and your dentist has recommended a crown. A dental crown a tooth-shaped “cap” which is used to cover the damaged tooth to restore its size and shape, strength, and appearance. When placed properly, a crown fully encases the visible portion…

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What Happens When You Have An Underbite

An underbite is caused by genetics, meaning there isn’t anything you can do to prevent them. But, just because you can’t prevent it, doesn’t mean you have to live with it! An underbite happens when a person’s lower jaw extends further than the upper jaw and affects about 10% of the population. If you have…

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Are Your Teeth Wearing Fuzzy Slippers?

Do you ever feel like your teeth are wearing fuzzy slippers? It’s not actually fuzz that you’re feeling, but plaque! Everyone knows that plaque is bad, but have you ever been told what it actually is? Plaque is a sticky biofilm made up of hundreds of naturally-occurring bacteria that feed on the food we eat.…

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It’s Not Just A Cleaning

You’ve always been told to see your dentist twice a year for a dental hygiene appointment, but are you aware of the importance behind them? Studies have shown that periodontal disease (gum disease) can contribute to the development of heart disease. How? Bacteria from plaque can lead to blood clots and ultimately, heart attacks or…

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Weaning Your Child from Their Pacifier

It’s perfectly normal for a baby to suck on a pacifier or his/her finger; sucking helps to soothe them and can prevent SIDS. But when is it time for a baby to be weaned off of their pacifier? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children should discontinue pacifier use after age 3. If…

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Austism and Dental Care

As you know, oral health is incredibly important not just for your teeth, but for your overall health. Autism can make healthy oral care habits difficult, which is why it’s important to begin at a young age. Austism Speaks teamed up with Colgate and Philips-Sonicare to produce a dental guide to help make dental visits…

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Worst Foods for Your Teeth

Chances are, your dentist has told you on multiple occasions to brush twice daily, floss, and not to eat a lot of candy (or any at all!) It’s not that us dentists are trying to take all the fun out of eating, however it’s important to know what food is okay for your teeth and…

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Get to Know Your Mouthwash

No two mouthwashes are the same. With so many options out there for a mouthwash, make sure you’re getting the right kind with the right benefits for you. Your oral health is unique, and may require a different treatment that your current mouthwash may not be providing. Below are three unique types of mouthwash that…

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Sensitive Teeth

Does that bite of ice cream make you wince? Hot coffee or tea have you jumping in pain? Perhaps brushing and flossing are occasionally painful. All these experiences could mean you may have sensitive teeth. Possible causes include: Tooth decay (cavities) Fractured teeth Worn fillings Gum disease Worn tooth enamel Exposed tooth root There is…