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Kicking the Tobacco Habit is Good for your Mouth

Kicking the Tobacco Habit is Good for your Mouth

While the current percentage of Americans who smoke cigarettes is the lowest it’s been in decades, those who continue the habit remain at risk for heart and lung disease. Additionally, while we know smoking is also bad for our oral health, most don’t understand just how bad it is…

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Dealing with Dental Anxiety

Dealing with Dental Anxiety

Does the thought of coming to see us send shivers down your spine? You're not alone. Many adults suffer from dental anxiety. Dental anxiety can stem from negative past experiences or just the fear of the unknown. Either way, we've developed some tips to help you...

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Protecting yourself against oral cancer

Protecting yourself against oral cancer

If there were a quick and painless way to identify pre-cancerous cells in the mouth of someone you loved, would you want them to try it? What if that person were you? The truth is, as uncomfortable as it may be to even think of the word “cancer,” thinking about it,...

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Crossbites and Your Child

Crossbites and Your Child

Typically, when a parent brings a young child to the dentist, the last discussion they’re expecting to have is one centered on braces and orthodontic appliances. Yet, even at ages three and four, a talk about braces, sagittal expanders, and retainers can indeed be...

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5 Reasons Your Gums May Be Bleeding

5 Reasons Your Gums May Be Bleeding

Seeing some red in the sink after brushing or flossing may raise an eyebrow or two. It may seem like your gums are bleeding for no reason. But before you venture down the rabbit hole of what-ifs, consider these common causes of gum bleeding. Common Causes of Bleeding...

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Children’s Dental Health

Children’s Dental Health

February marks National Children's Dental Health Month. In honor of this, we would like to share some tips for caring for your child's teeth. Before your child has teeth, make sure you are cleaning the gums with a wet cloth after each feeding. As soon as you spot the...

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Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

As we begin a new year we thought it would be fun to share a little more about our staff members. We asked everyone the same few questions, but all had very different responses! Check out the interviews below.       Name/Title:  Jen Bishop, Business...

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Treating Common Dental Emergencies

Treating Common Dental Emergencies

Let’s say you sprained an ankle. What are your first steps? Most of us probably would say something along the lines of plop down on the nearest couch, ice the ankle, elevate it, add some compression, and see a doctor if it’s a bad sprain. But what about a dental...

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How to Know if You have a Cavity

How to Know if You have a Cavity

According to the National Institutes of Health, the most prevalent health condition after the common cold is tooth decay. It’s more than likely that if you haven’t already had a cavity, you will develop at least one in your lifetime. So, how do you know if you have a...

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Which Toothbrush is Best?

Which Toothbrush is Best?

This time of year we are consuming more candy than ever, and we need to brush away the excess sugars. But which brush is best to do this? This is one of our most frequently asked questions! Our answer? It’s not the brush that matters, it’s who’s doing the brushing and...

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