How To Properly Pull Your Child’s Teeth


One fond memory that all children cherish from their childhood is that of their baby teeth and placing them under their pillow at night – so that the tooth fairy could exchange them for coins and other goodies! What a way to turn pain into joy and leave the children smiling at the end of the ordeal! However, not all children have it easy, and there may be a need for a parent to pull a child’s tooth.

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Home Care for Sensitive Teeth When You Can’t See Your Dentist


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When it comes to preventive oral care, nothing is as useful as regular trips to the dentist. But, during the COVID-19 pandemic, regular dental services have been delayed or canceled. Many of my patients ask what they can do to maintain healthy teeth while waiting to reschedule their regular appointments. Some have very specific concerns like home care for sensitive teeth.

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How Can I Tell What is Considered a Dental Emergency?


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While communities across America are in temporary lockdown due to COVID-19, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that dental practices like ours limit their services to emergency care. Like everyone, we want to prevent transmission, and so are seeing some patients only on an emergency schedule.

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Smiles Are the New Hugs in the World of Social Distancing


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Thanks to COVID-19, life as we know it has changed. Social distancing is going to be the norm for who knows how long. Blowing kisses is not just for babies anymore. Your smile is more important than ever as it substitutes for the touch of hugs and handshakes.

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A Case for Preventative Dentistry and Comprehensive Exams


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In a magical world, there would be no need for preventative dentistry or comprehensive dental exams, because nothing would ever go wrong inside a person’s mouth. In fact, there would be no need for dentists at all! But we don’t live in a magical world, we live in a world where humans need to take care of their oral health or suffer the consequences. That means choosing the right dentist.

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Smiles Go Deeper Than Teeth


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It is often said that smiling shows confidence and a positive outlook. However, for many people, a smile is not a true representation of how they feel inside. When your smile is guarded due to insecurities related to the shape or appearance of teeth, feelings of low self-worth will soon follow. 

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Will My General Dentist Tell Me If I Need a Specialist?


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The average person thinks of The Dentist as one person who can remedy all oral ailments. While the general dentist knows about most procedures in the dental field, there are several branches of dentistry that require specialized training to deal with particular kinds of dental care.

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What Is Sleep Apnea?


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One of the most common sleep disorders plaguing Americans today is sleep apnea. This condition causes a person to stop and start breathing repeatedly during sleep. You may have sleep apnea and not know it, even though you feel the symptoms. Bed partners are often aware of their partner’s condition due to snoring and arrhythmic breathing.

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Dental X-Rays 101


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There is a lot going on in your mouth, even when it is squeaky clean. There are things you can see, and things you cannot see. Dental X-rays, or radiographs as they are sometimes called, give your dentist the inside information on what is happening below the surface of your teeth and gums. 

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Smoking, Vaping, and Your Oral Health


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You already know that smoking is bad for your health. Smoking is the top cause of lung cancer. It also has an adverse effect on your oral health. That beautiful smile you hope for may be compromised if you are a smoker. And if you believe that vaping is a safe alternative, you may be in for a surprise.

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