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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What Causes Cavities?


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Dental caries, or cavities, begin with a tiny hole in the tooth enamel. As time progresses, the hole becomes larger and more tooth structure becomes decayed. In the worst-case scenario, the decay progresses and attacks the nerve center of the tooth. But what causes cavities to form in the first place?

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This Is Our Approach to Comprehensive Dentistry


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Across the nation, dental practices tout themselves as being “comprehensive,” meaning that they offer most, if not all, the services you would expect to find in a dental office. In our practice, with our focus on preventive care, we look at the entire person, not just a tooth in trouble. When you consider that your oral health also influences your general health and well-being, then the term comprehensive can encompass more than the usual dental services.

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Looking Back on 2019


We are unapologetic teeth nerds and have so much fun taking pictures of teeth, we – too often – forget to take pictures of all the other great memories we have! Here are a few that we snapped or others shared with us this year. Thanks so much for making 2019 a great year! We couldn’t do this without you and we wouldn’t even want to try! Happy holidays and all the best for 2020. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Malocclusion is Just The Tip of the Iceberg


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The procedure of straightening teeth has gone through many changes in the past few decades. New information about how teeth move through bone tissue has brought about the advancement of new technologies and techniques in correcting malocclusion. This is great news for those with misaligned teeth.

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Will My Wisdom Teeth Have To Be Removed?


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Patients frequently ask about wisdom teeth. It seems like the only time anyone notices those four extra molars is when they are causing trouble. When suffering from wisdom teeth pain, most people wonder why they even have them. Here are some of my answers as to why we have them, what they do, and how did they get that name?

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Are There Reasons to Avoid E-cigs and Vaping?


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As a dentist, I want to weigh in on smoking. The fight against Big Tobacco has been going on for decades. The children who were being targeted by the Marlboro Man, Joe the Camel, and other attractive commercial personalities are now middle-aged adults. E-cigs and vaping have replaced the harmful tobacco smoke inhaled by millions, but are they safer?

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