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What Is an Autoclave & How Does It Work?

Sterilization is one of the most important aspects of a dental office. Dental professionals use a variety of methods to ensure their office & equipment are safe & clean, & one of the most…


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Foods That Are Good for Your Teeth

We hear a lot about what foods are bad for our teeth, but there are actually lots of foods that contain minerals & vitamins that are good for your teeth. Unsurprisingly, foods that are good for…


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Be Sure to Use Your Dental Benefits Every Year

If you have dental insurance, your insurance company provides you with certain dental benefits each year. In case you're not very familiar with insurance vocabulary, you can think of an insurance…


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We Respect the Schedules of Our Working Patients

We know the majority of our patients work during the middle of the day. You may not work 9 to 5 exactly (maybe you work 8 to 4) but chances are that in the middle of the day, your employer or clients…


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How Long Should You Keep Wearing Your Retainer?

More and more people are getting braces to straighten their smiles, but there’s more to improving your teeth than just braces—you’ll need to wear a retainer afterward. Your orthodontist gives you…


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What Does It Mean to Be a Dental Hygienist?

When you go to the dentist, you interact with a lot of different people in the office, but you’ll probably end up spending the most time with a dental hygienist. A dental hygienist is the person who…


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How to Choose an Electric Toothbrush

We all know that brushing your teeth is essential for good oral hygiene, but there are so many different kinds of toothbrushes out there, it can be hard to choose one! While manual toothbrushes work…


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Is An Electric Toothbrush the Smartest Option?

Technology is constantly changing & it’s easy to get wrapped up in all the new stuff. Smart phones, smart homes, smart televisions, smart cars. When it comes to your dental care, is the most…


Medieval Barbers Were Dentists, Too

As medical professions progressed through history, the care of teeth fell on another profession during the middle ages: the barber.


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Chomp Champs: Stacking Our Bite Against the Animal Kingdom

Humans aren’t exactly known for our incredible bite force, but it turns out that we do have a relatively strong bite, especially when compared to our fellow primates.