• Why Do I have White Spots on My Teeth?

    Why Do I have White Spots on My Teeth?

    It’s not an uncommon occurrence to look in the mirror and find you have stains on your teeth. And these stains can come in many different colors. They may be brown, yellow or even a temporary bright blue or red from eating brightly colored foods or candy. However, what if these discolorations are white? Where

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  • There are no Vacations from Oral Hygiene

    There are no Vacations from Oral Hygiene

    Summer is here and with it comes family vacations, camping, traveling, and exploring new places. These are an exciting next few months, but before you leave we’d like to offer a few tips and reminders about caring for your teeth and gums while your’re away from home and your normal routine. Visit the Dentist Before

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  • Defeating Bad Breath

    Defeating Bad Breath

    Bad Breath is the ‘Kill-Joy’ of Social Interaction Imagine sitting in the middle of a date, an interview, or a party with friends and realizing your breath is far from minty-fresh. We’ve all been there. Everything seems to be going along just fine and all a sudden our confidence is defeated and the event turns

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  • Relief for a Burned Mouth

    Relief for a Burned Mouth

    Have ever burned your mouth or tongue by taking a nice big bite out of a hot slice of pizza, sipping a spoonful of boiling soup, fresh off the stove, or perhaps taken a gulp from a cup of scalding coffee or tea? If so, you know how painful that can be. Here’s what you

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  • Introduction to Veneers

    Introduction to Veneers

    Some of us have teeth that are not as white or as close to perfection as we would like them to be. Perhaps a tooth has been chipped or fractured. In some cases, teeth may have become discolored from age, smoking, or the beverages we drink. Veneers are a terrific, long-lasting solution for making your

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  • What to do About a Toothache

    What to do About a Toothache

    A toothache can strike without apparent notice, sometimes at the most inopportune times – at the beginning of the weekend or over the holidays. But no matter when that pain starts, having a toothache is no fun. Causes of a Toothache The most common reason for a toothache is decay, often a simple cavity, but

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  • Sugars Come in Many Guises

    Sugars Come in Many Guises

    Pie, ice cream, sodas, and cake are some of the foods that come to mind when we think about the sugar we get in our diet. But many foods we may not think of as sweet also contain sugars, often hidden behind unclear and complicated labeling. Unfortunately, no matter under what name they hide, these

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  • Nail Biting and Your Dental Health

    Nail Biting and Your Dental Health

    Between a quarter and a third of all children and nearly half of all teenagers bite their nails.  Whether from nervousness, anxiety, or simple habit, nail biting can have a negative effect on the person’s health. Nails that have been bitten down become ragged and uneven, sometimes damaging the nail bed.  The habit can also

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  • The Connection Between Gum Disease and Dementia

    The Connection Between Gum Disease and Dementia

    Dementia affects tens of millions of people worldwide with millions of new cases being reported each year. Although, there is currently no cure for dementia, experts have discovered some steps one can take to decrease the chance of developing this condition or limiting its effects. Some preventative measures include not smoking, getting exercise, stimulating the

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  • Negative Effects of Mouth Breathing

    Negative Effects of Mouth Breathing

    We all know what it feels like to have a bad cold with a stuffy nose.  With a stuffed up nose there’s no other choice but to breathe through the mouth.  And that makes sense.  It also makes sense when we breathe through both the nose and mouth during and after strenuous physical activity or

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