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2% of People Don’t Brush Their Teeth & Other Crazy Dental Statistics

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The American Dental Association has a defined oral care regimen they’ve laid out for people to follow. Most of us grew up with our parents and dentists beating elements of this routine into our head, though undoubtedly we’ve all fallen short of this ideal. Brush at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste for at…

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Scaling and Root Planing for Periodontal Disease

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At dental checkups, your dental hygienist professionally cleans your teeth to help keep your gums and teeth healthy. If you do not frequently visit the dentist or have symptoms of gum disease, you may need a periodontal cleaning called scaling and root planing. This may sound like an intimidating procedure if you have never heard…

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Dentures FAQ: Types of Dentures and Denture Care

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There are many misconceptions about dentures including only old people need them or you have to get them because your mouth is rotting. Dentures are much more common than people realize and people of all ages are reaping the benefits of life with dentures. They look and act just like natural teeth and can be…

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Do Fillings Hurt?

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So, you’re at the dentist for your semi-annual checkup and you’re informed you have a cavity. If you have never had a cavity before this could be a confusing time for you, but it is nothing to be overly worried about. Getting a cavity filled is a procedure many people will go through at least…

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What are Veneers?

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If you are considering getting veneers, there are a few things you should know about what they are and how long they last. Veneers are made of a thin layer of porcelain that gets bonded to the front surface of your tooth to mimic the same tooth structure and color as your natural teeth. People…

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Charcoal Toothpaste Fad – Is It Dentist Approved?

Charcoal has recently become a huge trend in the health and wellness industry with it being highly promoted on social media channels. It’s been an ingredient added to face masks, cleansing scrubs, and in particular, toothpaste. Many people are trying out charcoal toothpaste in hopes of it making their teeth sparkly white and clean. But…

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Does Oil Pulling Work For Teeth Whitening?

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Since you were young, you’ve heard about caring for your teeth by brushing, using mouthwash and visiting the dentist. Now, however, another oral hygiene practice that’s growing in popularity may have caught your eye: oil pulling. Proponents claim that the practice of oil pulling can make your mouth healthier and whiten your teeth. Does it…

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What Do Patients Want to Ask the Dentist?

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As you might imagine, when people show up at the dentist, they have a lot of questions. Not surprisingly, people also have lots of questions before they get to the dentist. We wanted to know exactly what types of questions people were asking about our services so we dug into some of Google’s tools and…

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Learn How to Prevent Dry Socket and Recognize Dry Socket Symptoms

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One of the biggest concerns after a tooth extraction is dry socket. A dry socket, also known as alveolar osteitis, happens when the blood that clots in the socket is gone which causes the jawbone to become inflamed. When there is nothing clotting the hole, it leaves the bone or nerves exposed causing serious discomfort…

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The Most Important Things to Know Before Getting Braces

Getting braces is a bittersweet journey. You soon will have a beautiful smile but the process can be uncomfortable. Many patients going into this situation have questions about the changes they will experience and what is going to happen during and after the procedure. Lucky for you, this article will tell you what you need…

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