Can Invisalign Be Your Way to Straighter Teeth?


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I see lots of adults who wish they had straighter teeth. Some are sure that it’s too late. Actually, today adults make up nearly half of orthodontic patients. New developments like Invisalign, an alternative to braces, make the process much more comfortable.

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A Timely Update on the Dreaded Root Canal


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Have you ever heard a friend or co-worker say “I’d rather have a root canal than (fill in the blank).” When a patient asks me to describe the root canal procedure, I feel compelled to assure them that it’s not as bad as they may think. The truth is that, because of modern technology and dentistry techniques available today, a root canal is now a nearly painless and routine procedure.

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Are Dental Implants the Best Choice For Me?


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When I see patients who have missing teeth I want them to know about their options. A missing tooth can spoil a  smile or create more serious problems. For many years, the only treatment options available were bridges and dentures. Now dental implants are available as another option for many of my patients. Here’s what you should know about dental implants.

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Can Teeth Whitening Make Your Smile Bright and Healthy?


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Smiling is such a natural reaction for all of us. In my Capitol Hill Dental practice, I  see patients who want their smile to be bright and healthy.  Of course. Your smile helps you connect with others and shows self-confidence. If you are unhappy with your smile, a teeth whitening treatment is one of the most popular and economical ways to restore a bright and healthy look.

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How to Prevent Cavities in Your Baby’s Teeth


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Parents are usually surprised to see cavities in their infants and toddlers. It doesn’t happen often, but one of the most common causes is “baby bottle tooth decay.” While it can have long- term damage, it can also be prevented. Speaking as a dentist and a father, here’s what I want parents to know: 

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Did You Know That Baby Teeth Need Dental Care?


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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! As a dentist and a father, I know firsthand how important dental care is for the youngest patients. I urge all my parents to introduce their children to the dental office as soon as possible. Here’s why:

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Do Your Children Know How to Brush and Floss?


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February is Children’s Dental Health Month and a fitting time to remind families of the importance of good oral health. Children can be effective partners in a dental hygiene routine if they know how to brush and floss. Consistent at-home care is important for maintaining healthy teeth and it’s never too early to start.  

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Children Don’t Have to Be Afraid of the Dentist


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As a dentist and father of young children, I have had to admit that, from a child’s point of view, a dental visit can be a scary event. The dental office is full of unfamiliar things – people in masks, noises, and metal instruments. It’s not surprising that some children are afraid of the experience, but they don’t need to be. Here’s why: 

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What Do You Know About Your Dental Hygienist?


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Do you know what a dental hygienist does? Most people know that the hygienist cleans teeth. But fewer are aware of their frontline role in preventive care.  Dental hygienists educate patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health practices that will help avoid serious health problems.

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Why Good Oral Hygiene Is Important for Boomers


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Thanks to improvements in dental care, members of the baby boom generation have a much better chance of keeping their natural teeth than previous generations. Even though, as you age the daily wear and tear on your teeth does take a toll, there is plenty you can do to maintain your healthy smile.

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