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Bad Breath? Get A Checkup!

We all hate bad breath, aka halitosis. It’s annoying, offputting, and of course, embarrassing. But, in terms of your oral health, bad breath can be a symptom of more significant problems. Especially if there is a sudden, unexplained change, it could be a sign of something wrong. So, don’t just accept the condition. Choose to […]

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Woman Using Floss

Floss For Healthy Teeth

Everyone knows that dentists are concerned with flossing. It’s one of the common questions we often ask our patients during routine check-ups. But we’re not just trying to shame or humiliate you. There’s good reason—using floss is crucial to excellent oral health. Brushing your teeth is great, and it’s the first line of defense in […]

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Dental Prevention Checkup

Prevention Is The Best Policy

Why Prevention Is So Important “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!” It may be tempting to put off going to the dentist, especially if you feel there’s nothing wrong. After all, what’s the harm in skipping a cleaning appointment every once in a while? Well, as the old saying goes, an […]

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Glasses of Soda

Skip The Soda

Why Skip Soda? If you are working toward becoming healthier, there’s one simple change that will significantly benefit your overall health and your dental health as well. That is to skip drinking soda. Because of Sugar Whether you call it soda, soft drinks, cola, coke, pop, or any other name, it’s all terrible for you. […]

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Mixed Dried Fruit

Is Fruit Bad For Teeth?

What To Know About Fruit We’ve always heard that fruit is an extremely healthy food choice. And it’s true; it is rich in many essential nutrients such as vitamins as well as disease-fighting antioxidants. However, as with many beneficial things in life, it’s not without drawbacks. Fruit is so tempting and sweet because it is […]

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Deep Cleaning

Need A Deep Cleaning?

What’s Involved During a Deep Cleaning? You probably know what goes on during a regular dental cleaning. We use special instruments to remove debris, build-up, and tartar. Then, we polish your teeth to get them looking their best. However, if it’s been a while since your last appointment and cleaning at the dentist’s office, you […]

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Dry Mouth Drinking Water

Dry Mouth and What it Means

There are few things more uncomfortable than a dry mouth. It can make it hard to speak, impossible to swallow, and it might seem like you’re overly thirsty. If this happens just once in a while, it’s probably nothing to worry over excessively. You might just be slightly dehydrated, and the condition passes relatively quickly. […]

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Topical Fluoride Treatment

Topical Fluoride Treatment

What is Topical Fluoride? We classify fluoride into two categories, depending on the method of delivery. These include topical fluoride (applied directly to tooth surface) and systemic fluoride (ingested and absorbed by the body via the food and water we eat and drink). The surface of your teeth might seem like a stable, unchanging environment, […]

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Old Fillings Using Amalgam

Do You Have Old Fillings?

If you have old fillings, that will be one of the things we check on whenever you come in for an appointment. We’ll examine your teeth to ensure that the damage or decay has not progressed any further. A filling is a tried-and-true method for fixing a cavity and preventing further damage to the tooth. […]

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Dental Sealants Treatment

Dental Sealants: Are They Worth It?

What are dental sealants? Dental sealants are a thin, liquid coating that hardens onto teeth to cover their high-risk, vulnerable areas. Commonly used as prevention in children and adolescents, the sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth. (Particularly the large, rear teeth called molars.) The sealant itself is a composite resin. We apply […]

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