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7 Steps Toward Creating a Flawless Smile

Do you gaze at picture-perfect smiles in magazines and dream of having one of your own? What traits do you wish you could change about your smile? Is it crooked? Has it lost its sparkle? Does it have teeth that are stained, crooked, or chipped? It has the ability to communicate emotion, promote good health, […]

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Benefits of Natural-Colored Fillings

“You have a cavity” is not a sentence we like to hear from the dentist, but is usually inevitable. While it may be feasible to make it through life without a cavity, that possibility is very slim. At least 90 percent of Americans have been diagnosed with at least one cavity – meaning one out […]

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Lost a Tooth? Why Replacing Missing Teeth is Important

After months of dealing with a toothache that just won’t go away, you finally make the time to visit the dentist. The hygienist takes the necessary x-rays and the dentist begins examining your tooth. After what feels like hours of waiting, he delivers the dreaded news: The tooth needs to be removed. Your heart sinks. […]

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Afraid of the Dentist? We Can Help!

Do you frequently cancel dental appointments? When you see a medical professional in a white coat, or drive by a dental office, does your blood pressure increase? Believe it or not, what you are experiencing is a real issue and the term to describe it is called dental anxiety. Many people with this issue avoid […]

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All Mouth Guards are Not Created Equal

Imagine you are watching a weekend soccer game when your 12-year-old makes a move to join the fray and go for the ball. “Yes!” you think, “go get it!” You’re full of pride that your kiddo has taken the initiative. There’s simply too many kids going for the ball at once, though, and instead of […]

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Are Teeth Whitening Treatments Really Better Than Store-Bought Products?

Have you used over-the-counter teeth whitening products and been unimpressed with your results? Do you have stubborn stains that won’t go away? It’s a point of fact that teeth aren’t naturally white, but we love bright pearly teeth in America! None of us want “yellow” to be the defining adjective people use to describe our […]

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Ever Dreamed of a Picture-Perfect Smile?

By some miracle of genetics, some people seem to wind up with a picture-perfect smile with zero effort. For most people, however, our teeth are as unique and atypical as our fingerprints. There’s nothing wrong with this, but unique doesn’t always mean you find your smile attractive. If you have lived your life with a […]

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Gum Disease: What Every Diabetic Should Know

If you are diabetic, you’ve probably been warned by your dentist that diabetes puts you at greater risk of developing gum disease. Likewise, you’ve probably been warned by your doctor that gum disease can make it difficult to control your blood sugar. Between these two warnings, it’s clear that this is a condition you want to avoid! […]

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How Your Heart and Smile Are Connected

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American females and males. Roughly 70 percent of Americans have or will develop gum disease at some point in their life. How are these two statistics related? Poor oral hygiene fails to remove harmful bacteria in your mouth, which leads to gum disease. Research has shown a […]

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Is Gum Pain Trying to Tell You Something?

If you’re experiencing bleeding when you brush or floss your teeth, you may have one of the two forms of gum disease. Gum disease (periodontal disease) is a very common dental condition that affects roughly 50% of Americans. When gum disease plagues your mouth, it can negatively affect your gums, teeth, and bone. It’s extremely […]

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