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Improving Self Esteem

Do Looks Affect the Way People Treat You? Positive self esteem—how we feel about ourselves—is important to a healthy personality, the development of a positive attitude about life, and to achievement in the direction we choose. It is well documented that people with a positive “feeling” about themselves do better in school, in business, and have […]

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Are You Grinding Your Teeth?

What is Bruxism? Bruxism is the clenching or grinding of teeth. It’s a fairly common habit with about 1 in 3 exhibiting the behavior, yet most don’t even realize they’re affected. That’s partly because bruxism can occur while sleeping at night, but also because the habit develops subconsciously, usually due to stress or anxiety. Recognizing […]

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Tooth Health: Cut out the Carbonation

Soda, Coke, Soft Drinks, Energy Drinks—whatever you call them, they’re bad for teeth. You probably know that soft drinks aren’t good for you. They are high in sugar and provide little nutrition other than some “empty calories.” Even if you enjoy the diet/zero calorie versions, the acid content can be a problem. That’s because the […]

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Do You Have Dry Mouth?

Dehydration and Dry Mouth can Affect Oral Health If you only occasionally find yourself with a dry mouth, then it’s probably nothing to worry about. It’s just a natural sign of being thirsty. However, if lack of saliva flow becomes a chronic condition, then it can become a dental issue. That’s because saliva has an […]

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Bad Habits for Teeth

Everyday Habits can Impact Oral Health Most of us have a bad habit or two that we’d like to change. Here are some common habits that are especially hard on teeth: Biting or Chewing Non-Foods Items Maybe you’ve done it for years with no harm, but each time you bite a non-food object is unnecessary […]

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Inlays, Onlays, & Crowns

What is the difference between Inlays, Onlays, and Crowns? They all strengthen and repair a damaged tooth, but generally the type of restoration we use is determined by the extent of the damage. At our practice we use all-porcelain crowns, inlays and onlays to provide durable and and aesthetic restoration. Inlays – Inlays are used […]

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One-Visit Whitening

Get Yours Today! Teeth whitening is a simple and safe way to dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. You’re probably familiar with over-the-counter whitening products such as strips, toothpastes, or rinses. Well, these products may lighten your teeth over time with extended use, but they can never achieve the instant results as provided by a […]

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Oral Exams: Checking out the Tongue

Have you ever wondered why doctors and dentists ask you to open wide and say, “Ahhhh?” It’s true that we dentists are looking for cavities and tooth-related problems, but the tongue and other soft tissues can also be an important indicator for a patient’s overall health. Diseases such as diabetes, AIDS, scarlet fever, and different […]

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Avoiding the Dentist?

Break the Cycle! Have you been avoiding the dentist due to fear or anxiety? Or has it been so long that you’re embarrassed or ashamed? At our practice, we promise to never “guilt-trip” or scold you about your teeth. Instead, we simply focus on positive change to our patients’ health, and you’ll find that our […]

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Baby Teeth—Take Them Seriously

You probably know that it’s important to take care of a child’s baby teeth, but do you understand why? It’s a common question that patients have. “Why worry about a baby tooth if it’s eventually going to fall out?” Well, for starters, baby teeth are around a little longer than you might think. Incisors (front […]

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