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Back to School

It’s time for new books, school clothes, sports schedules, and homework. Consider these tips as your child gets back in the swing of the school year: Don’t chew on writing instruments. Many children with nervous energy chew on pencils and pens. This bad habit can easily chip or crack a tooth and will damage orthodontic hardware if…
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Things to do for your smile

1. Avoid staining foods – Some of your favorite foods can, unfortunately, cause stains on your teeth. Even beverages like red wine, soda and coffee can dull the whiteness of teeth, leaving a not-so-bright smile. Try to brush soon after eating darker foods to preserve your smile’s natural brightness. 2. Don’t smoke – Not only is it…
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What is a root canal?

A root canal is a method used to repair and save a tooth that’s badly decayed or infected. When a tooth is compromised, there is usually pain involved. The root canal removes the nerve tissue, which eliminates pain. We also clean the inside of the tooth, fill it full of medicine and seal it so food and…
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Are you taking medications on a daily basis?

We all know that many medications have side effects, but some medications can even affect oral health. In most cases, the oral side effects of medications resolve shortly after you stop taking the medication. To be sure we are aware of all medications you are taking, but sure to update your medical history form when you are in the…
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Cold Sores

Do you or someone in your immediate family occasionally suffer from cold sores? By age 50, an estimated 80-90% of adults are infected with the virus that causes cold sores. Often called fever blisters, this common ailment is nothing serious; but it is sometimes painful and embarrassing. Cold sores often occur during a viral illness, like a cold….
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Welcome, summer!

Now that this season of long days and endless fun is in full swing, we want to talk about the benefit of all this sunshine…which is Vitamin D. Maybe you have seen that it is added to your orange juice; but the most enjoyable way to get an adequate supply of this nutrient is to…
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How are you doing?

Did you make New Year’s resolutions for 2018?  We hope that you are among the few that have kept them so far!  You can always get yourself back on track! If living healthier is among your resolutions, your teeth and gums will benefit, too!  Healthier foods are better for your teeth than ‘junk’ foods. Increasing…
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Caring for Children’s Teeth

Taking care of your children’s teeth is very important to create a habit of caring for their teeth. We want them to have healthy, beautiful smiles for a lifetime. How long should my child brush? Just like an adult, brushing for two minutes twice a day is the best for maintaining a healthy smile. Use…
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What is a Sealant?

A sealant is a plastic material which is applied to the back teeth (molars). The plastic protects the chewing surfaces by covering the deep grooves and crevices. The sealant basically shields the tooth from the damaging plaque and acids. Sealants literally “seal out” decay. Who should have sealants? Children and teenagers are the best candidates…
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Smiles Are What We Do Best!

We want our patients to love their smiles. We are here to help you with your oral health. The most important part of a beautiful smile is strong, healthy teeth, which is our main concern for our patients. If there is something about your teeth that keeps you from smiling with confidence, let us know….
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