A Smile Makeover Can Make You Look Younger


 

Does your smile look old? A smile is one of the most important parts of your face – an attractive smile gives a youthful and healthy appearance. But as we age, even the hardiest and healthiest of natural teeth will show signs of wear and tear. 

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Why Do I Get Cavities and How Can I Prevent Them?


A common question for dentists – Why do I have these cavities? Most people have one or two. Cavities are holes that develop on teeth as a result of decay. The truth is that while all of us are at risk, most tooth decay can be prevented. A healthy oral care routine and smart food choices can lower your risk.

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Are You a Noisy Sleeper? It May Not Be Just Annoying


Have you ever awakened in the middle of the night feeling breathless? It can be scary, right? Has anyone told you that you snore? Maybe even complained about it? These are both symptoms of sleep apnea. Even though many people suffer from the effects of this problem, it remains a serious condition that is still not well understood.

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You Can Save Your Tooth With A Root Canal


As a dentist, I am committed to restorative dental care for all my patients. In an earlier time, the treatment for a painful and dying tooth was extraction. Today dentists try to help older patients keep their natural teeth as long as possible. A common dental procedure – the root canal – is used to give an inflamed or infected tooth a second chance. A root canal procedure can save a tooth.

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You Don’t Always Need Braces to Fix Your Crooked Teeth


Do you have crooked or crowded teeth? What if you don’t want to wear braces – are you stuck with your imperfect smile? NO. There are now alternatives to orthodontics that can give your teeth the appearance of perfect alignment. Without braces.

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Why All Tooth Stains Are Not the Same


It seems that special occasions bring out the photographer in all of us – shooting photos with phones and cameras at every turn. Add to that the posting of smiling images on websites, social media, and greeting cards. In my Capitol Hill dental office, I hear from patients who avoid those photos because they are embarrassed about their stained or discolored teeth. 

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Do I Really Need Regular Visits to My Dentist?


With regular dental care, your teeth can stay healthy and last for your lifetime. That’s the best reason to commit to an at-home regimen of brushing and flossing AND regular dental checkups. If you neglect your teeth, you may not become aware of any dental problems until your teeth are already damaged. Regular visits to the dentist can save you time and money, and help you maintain an attractive and healthy smile.

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Five Things You Can Do to Prevent Cavities


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Everyone knows that if you want to prevent cavities, regular brushing and flossing is essential. However, it may no longer be that simple. Today, cavities are the second most common disease – the common cold is the first.  Fortunately, there are other things you can add to your brushing and flossing routine that will help prevent cavities.

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How to Keep Your Family’s Teeth Healthy


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Do you know that the health of your mouth has a direct connection to the rest of your body and overall health? Oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with gum disease play a significant role in certain diseases located elsewhere in the human body. 

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How Young Athletes Can Protect Their Teeth


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Whenever I see a photo of a sports team or group of young athletes, I think about their teeth. We expect athletes to be healthy – careful about their diet and workout routines. That health and fitness regimen should include taking care of teeth and mouth every day. No matter what sport or level, athletes are at risk for injuries that often require dental treatments and surgeries. Here’s how to protect your healthy smile. 

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