Your Update on Dental X-Rays


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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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Mouth Rinse or Mouthwash: Is There a Difference?


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Our patients often ask about products. Dental hygiene is one of those areas where stores can sell products with ambiguous claims that are often loosely based on science. Two types of products that cause the most confusion are mouth rinse and mouthwash. What is the difference, and how do you know which will most improve your oral health?

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How Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities in Children


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 I see parents who are more well informed about their children’s dental care than ever before. They help their children develop healthy daily routines of brushing and flossing and provide a healthy diet. But many are looking for additional ways to prevent cavities. One tool available is the dental sealant.

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Do You Take My Dental Insurance?


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One of the most frequent questions we hear from our dental patients is, “Will my dental insurance pay for this?” The answer is, “It depends.” Why? The reality is that every insurance provider offers different benefits, and the details can be confusing.

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How to Switch From Sugar to Healthy Snacks


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When parents teach their children to brush and floss on a regular basis, those kids are on their way to healthy teeth. Summer is the perfect time to teach them another habit – healthy snacking. With all the fresh fruit and vegetables available, children learn to substitute healthy snacks for candy and other sugary options.  

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6 Reasons to Address Toothache Pain Sooner Rather Than Later


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Living with toothache pain one moment longer than necessary may seem like agony. The cost of doing so affects your comfort level, time, and budget. Usually, any problems developing will be discovered in your annual checkup, before they become serious issues. Sadly, for one reason or another, it’s not always possible to have an annual checkup.

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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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Invisalign: A New Option for Teeth Straightening


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Today adults make up nearly half of orthodontic patients. New developments like Invisalign, an alternative to braces, make the process much more comfortable. What used to be a rite of passage for children is now the treatment of choice for adults who want to correct crooked teeth. 

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Dental Hygienists Play a Pivotal Role in Oral Health


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No dentist office is complete without dental hygienists who are front-and-center in fighting the development of poor oral health. Excellent dentistry should primarily focus on preventive care. That means providing patients with the tools and education to maintain exceptional oral hygiene and health.

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What Are the Benefits of a Saltwater Mouthwash?


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A tickly or sore throat is no fun, but it also likely indicates that you have an infection. Flu and strep are notorious for producing these symptoms. Most people immediately think of over-the-counter or prescribed medications. However, there is another route that will save you money and is proven to provide relief.

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