How to Make Your Dental Visit More Comfortable

We only have to think back on all the excuses and last-minute cancellations we've encountered to know that people tend to put off going to the dentist.

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Mouth-Related Sayings & What They Mean

As dentists, we naturally answer lots of questions about teeth. However, sometimes you'll hear people say things about mouths and teeth that don't seem to make any logical sense.

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Why Mint Feels Cold & Other Flavor Mysteries

There's no doubt that when it comes to dental products, mint is the dominant flavor choice. Finding a toothpaste or mouthwash that isn't spearmint, peppermint, or some made-up version of mint

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Why Are Dental Care & Medical Care Separate?

Going to one office for your annual physical and yet another for your dental checkup may seem inconvenient and illogical. It also may leave you wondering why

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The Preventive Power of Sealants

If you're a parent, you know it can be hard to train kids to brush their teeth reliably. Sealants are a great option for preventing cavities and tooth decay in young patients

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The Healing Magic of Fluoride

The Healing Magic of Fluoride You probably know that bacteria are responsible for tooth decay. They feed on leftover sugar in your mouth, leaving behind plaque and acid that destroys the calcium and…

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Your Favorite Drink May Be Damaging Your Fillings & Crowns

Your dental crowns and fillings may be at risk for damage from an unexpected culprit: your favorite beverage.

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Foods With Hidden Sugar

While you may think that good dental health starts at home with proper brushing and flossing habits, where it really starts is with a healthy diet. With superfoods and gluten sensitivities, people…

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Dental X-Rays & Radiation Exposure

Many patients have expressed concerns about the amount of radiation exposure caused by dental x-rays. We want to set the record straight about this very important diagnostic tool and what it means…

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Health Consequences of Crooked Teeth

Getting crooked teeth or a bad bite fixed isn't just about vanity. A less-than-perfect smile can put you at risk for both dental and overall health issues. Getting your teeth straightened can benefit…