Woman Proud of Her Smile

The Anatomy of a “Perfect” Smile

You’ve probably noticed that a friendly greeting (along with a bright smile) usually gets a smile in response! It’s a good feeling we humans are lucky to share. But, what exactly composes a fine smile? What Makes Teeth Beautiful? The Smile Line There are dimensions to the ideal smile that dentists work to achieve. In […]

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Been Awhile Since Your Checkup?

Alert Us to Changes Any changes in your health should be discussed with your dentist. Whether you’re a new patient visiting us for the first time, or a returning patient and it’s been awhile since your last checkup, it’s important to update us on any changes. Dental care is just one component of your overall […]

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Why Diabetes Matters for Your Mouth

The Dental Connection to Diabetes The first symptoms are often oral problems More and more, we realize there’s a relationship between infections in your mouth and inflammation caused by diabetes. And neglecting one makes the other worse! Make sure your blood glucose is controlled. If you have diabetes, uncontrolled blood glucose makes you more susceptible […]

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Smile with Confidence

Confidence & Self-Esteem Through Dentistry The Psychology of Teeth, Imperfections, and Self-Esteem Studies show that good-looking people receive preferential treatment over others. We may not like it, but it’s human nature to perceive physically attractive individuals as more intelligent, likable, and honest. So who decides who’s attractive? It’s partially determined by cultural norms, however self-esteem […]

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Dentures and Partials

Dentures so Natural Looking…

Only Your Dentist Knows For Sure! With so many advances in modern dentistry, fewer people need full dentures. But for those that do have missing teeth, dentures and partials are more natural looking and discreet than ever. We can customize your dentures to fit your appearance (including considerations for skin, hair, and eye color) or […]

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Woman with Teeth Sensitivity

Find Relief for Sensitive Teeth

Do You Have Tooth Sensitivity? Tooth sensitivity can range from a mild annoyance to sudden severe pain. Most often triggered by hot, cold, sweet, or sour foods, those with the condition may or may not have visible cavities or damage present. That’s why it often takes a dentist to determine the cause. If you’re suffering […]

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Dental X-rays: Get the Real Picture!

Critical for Diagnosis & Treatment Planning X-rays help pinpoint problems and avoid further complications. People are often concerned that they’re receiving too much radiation from X-rays, so it’s important to understand why the benefits of X-rays (taken at reasonable intervals) far outweigh the concerns! The purpose of X-rays is to pinpoint problems and avoid further […]

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Should You Use Mouthwash?

The Answer is… Maybe! Mouthwash, or mouth rinses, are primarily used to remove food debris after brushing and flossing. They provide a pleasant taste, freshen the breath, and (depending on the active ingredient) can also protect against plaque & bacteria, periodontal disease, and/or cavities. So should everyone use mouthwash? Not exactly. Some people who use […]

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Healthy Teeth vs Periodontal Disease

Does Gum Disease Hurt?

Periodontal Disease Can Be Painless One of the reasons gum disease is such a problem is that it progresses gradually, often with no pain during the initial stages. So how can you tell if you’re affected? Have a look at some of the symptoms: Gums that bleed when brushing or flossing – No amount of […]

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Suffering with Dental Fear?

You can overcome it, and we’ll help you do it! Can’t bring yourself to schedule that next appointment? You may be busy, you may be a born procrastinator, or you may suffer from unwarranted dental fear. If so, you’re not alone… millions stay away each year for just that reason. Everyone in our practice understands […]

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