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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5 Reasons to Use Power Tools for Oral Care


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Using the power of electricity for oral hygiene is a relatively new concept, though it has been available for decades. Modern advancements have made it particularly advantageous. Your teeth get cleaner, and gums can stay healthier with the correct use of electric toothbrushes and water flossing. Here are five reasons to use power tools for oral care.

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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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