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Root Canals: Your Toughest Questions Answered
For most people, the mere mention of a root canal sets off alarm bells in the body. These bells come in the form of nervous thoughts and sensations – that fight-or-flight response we’ve all heard about. While this is a totally normal response, most fear of root canals is based on mis-information.
What Color are Your Teeth?
What color are your teeth? Of course, there is no “right” answer. Teeth come in endless shades and ranges. When we talk about tooth color in our office, we try to break it down into no fewer than 40 shades (light to dark) and ranges (color). For example, you could have a very light shade […]
Gingivitis vs Periodontitis
Did you know that gingivitis is a non-destructive disease? Most are surprised to find out that gingivitis is actually the inflammation of your gums that if untreated will lead to periodontitis, otherwise known as gum disease.
Veneers: Be the Architect of Your Own Smile
Partnering with your dentist and choosing the shade and other aesthetics of your new smile! Have you ever wanted to be the architect of your own smile? Do you look in the mirror and pinpoint exactly what you’d change about your teeth, if you could? Veneers are your opportunity to do, just that!
No Root Canal? What’s the Worst that Could Happen?
Have you ever wondered: “Do I have to have root canal therapy? What’s the worst that can happen if I don’t?” We are glad you asked! Having a root canal may seem like an intimidating and painful experience, so we are not surprised when some patients are hesitant to go through with it.
Fluoride: Nature’s Cavity Fighter
Nobody likes coming to the dentist to have a cavity filled! Many of our patients ask us how stop a cavity before it happens. Many people have heard of fluoride but wonder how it works and if it is safe. We wrote this blog to answer your questions about fluoride and to help you understand […]
Gum Disease Risk Factors
Here’s a concerning statistic: according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 70% of Americans who are over the age of 65 have gum disease. Although brushing and flossing are key factors in preventing gum disease, there are other elements that can contribute to tooth loss as well. Smoking: Smoking may actually be one […]
Teeth Whitening- What You Should Know
Teeth whitening can lead to a brighter smile and a more confident “you”. Whether your teeth have been stained from drinking coffee and tea, or you are just looking to make your teeth whiter, teeth whitening is a great way to start with a fresh “you.” When it comes to choosing your options of obtaining […]
Heart Disease – The Importance of Good Oral Hygiene
Did you know that poor oral hygiene could increase your chances of developing heart disease? Practicing good oral health habits isn’t just an important part of preventing tooth decay; it’s crucial in maintaining your overall health. But how are heart disease and oral health connected? It is important to know that your oral health and […]
The Science Behind Oral Cancer
Can drinking coffee really help prevent oral cancer? What about different types of foods? Numerous studies have been published that claim certain foods and drinks can prevent oral cancer but when it comes to a disease that will affect 43,250 people this year, it’s important to get the facts. Oral cancer, also referred to as […]