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Tooth Colored Fillings

Tooth-Colored Fillings vs. Amalgams

With advancements in dental materials, cavity fillings have come a long way. It used to be commonplace for dentists to use amalgam fillings to treat teeth affected by decay or cavities. Today, more and more people opt for tooth-colored fillings. What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings? Tooth-colored fillings are a composite resin that typically contains a ceramic […]

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Bacteria and Microbes around Tooth

Bacteria That Cause Cavities

Which Bacteria Causes Cavities? Looking Inside Your Mouth You probably know that bacteria in your mouth cause cavities, plaque, and tooth decay. And you also probably know that proper at-home care such as brushing and flossing is the best way to prevent cavities and more serious problems. (Combine with regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings […]

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Dental Bonding Resin

Dental Bonding FAQs

What Is Dental Bonding? An amazingly versatile treatment to restore or cosmetically enhance your teeth. What is dental bonding? It sounds like making friends with your dentist, but it’s actually a whole lot better than that! Bonding is a type of material that we use for many applications. It consists of a special composite resin […]

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Wisdom Teeth Problems

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Why Wisdom Teeth Need to Go Wisdom teeth are the largest teeth in your mouth, and the very last to come in. When they do, they can cause problems for the surrounding teeth, a condition we call impacted. Back in the day, before modern dentistry, people didn’t take good care of their teeth. It was […]

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Salivary Glands

What’s In Saliva?

Why Do We Have Saliva? And why is it important to teeth? Saliva plays a critical role in the digestive process. While the jaw and teeth do the hard work of chewing, saliva is there to provide moisture, lubrication, and help break down food. Then, of course, it also makes swallowing the food a whole […]

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Woman Holding Floss

Don’t Forget to Floss

Using Floss Is Essential To Good Oral Health Learn the benefits and proper technique. With new state-of-the-art mechanical toothbrushes, you might feel that your teeth are cleaner than ever. So it might be tempting to skip the floss. However, if you forget this simple step, you’re doing your teeth a real disservice. Benefits of Flossing […]

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Smiling Man in Dental Office

Dental Phobia: Do You Have It?

How to Handle Dental Phobia Although our practice is peaceful and serene, we know that some patients need a little more to get the extra comfort and security they need. For those that are nervous when it comes to dentistry, we have extensive experience working with ‘dental phobia.’ We designed our practice to provide a […]

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Teeth Scaling and Root Planing

What Is Scaling and Root Planing?

Vital Periodontal Treatment Scaling and root planing improves the health of teeth and gums. When teeth become inundated with plaque or tartar, they may need to undergo scaling or root planing to remove the harmful substance. Without doing so, tartar along the gumline is a known contributor to developing periodontal disease. This condition consists of […]

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Dental Calculus Removal

Dental Calculus

We’re Not Talking About Math! Dental Calculus Is Damaging To Teeth. Dental calculus is simply another name for tartar—a solid, harmful substance that builds up on teeth. Without removing this hardened plaque, teeth become more susceptible to cavities and tooth decay. Additionally, calculus along the gum line will contribute to periodontal disease, which in turn […]

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Stages of Cavities

How Do Cavities Start?

You do your best to brush and floss. You make sure that you get your dental checkups. But then, you get the dreaded news; you have cavities. How can this happen?!? Well, the first thing to remember is don’t panic, and don’t beat yourself up over a minor setback. These things can happen, even to […]

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