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Are Dental X-Rays Dangerous?

Posted March 02, 2021 in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Care

2 Minute Read:  Taking X-rays during your dental checkups is crucial to maintaining a healthy mouth.  Dental X-rays capture images of a patient’s teeth and gums, helping a dentist identify problems like tooth decay, bone loss, and impacted teeth. In so doing, a dentist can provide an accurate diagnosis and determine the best course of […]

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Is At-Home Teeth Whitening Safe?

Posted February 01, 2021 in Teeth Whitening, ZOOM!® Teeth Whitening

3 Minute Read:  White teeth are often associated with a healthy smile. Everyone wants white teeth, but it can sometimes be hard to achieve that goal in a healthy way.  Recently, social media has been filled with ways to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your own home. However, many of these teeth whitening […]

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Why You Should Always Replace Missing Teeth

Posted January 04, 2021 in Dental Implants

2 Minute Read:  Tooth decay is extremely common. Unfortunately, tooth decay can lead to tooth loss when not properly treated, and you will be left with a gaping hole in your mouth.  Many individuals believe they do not need to replace missing teeth, especially if the missing tooth is in the back of their mouth […]

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What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Posted December 01, 2020 in Dental Implants

3 Minute Read:  When you are missing a tooth, especially in the back of your mouth, you may wonder if the tooth is even worth replacing. The answer is yes; it is crucial to your overall oral health to replace missing teeth no matter where they are in the mouth. Missing teeth can cause bone […]

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How Can I Overcome My Fear of the Dentist?

Posted November 02, 2020 in Dental Hygiene Month, Sedation Dentistry

2 Minute Read:  The fear of going to the dentist and needing to have dental procedures is all too real for many children and adults. Some people will avoid the dentist for years because of their fear, despite the recommendation to have a checkup every six months.  Avoiding the dentist is actually the worst thing […]

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Why Are People Afraid of the Dentist?

Posted October 21, 2020 in Dental Care, Dental Myths

3 Minute Read:  Let’s face it—the majority of people do not enjoy going to the dentist. Many people avoid regular dentist visits out of fear. If you are afraid of the dentist, avoiding your six-month checkup is actually the worst thing you can do. Regular dental checkups can help your dentist identify problems early, saving […]

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Does Invisalign® Work Better Than Traditional Braces?

Posted August 21, 2020 in Invisalign®

2 Minute Read:  Traditional teeth straightening braces can be uncomfortable and impact a person’s smile until the treatment is fully completed—which can take years. An effective and more discreet alternative was developed by California cosmetic dentists in the late 90s. They called it Invisalign®. It’s a program that straightens and improves the look of dentition […]

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How Does Smoking Affect Your Teeth?

Posted July 27, 2020 in Oral Health, ZOOM!® Teeth Whitening

2 Minute Read:  Smoking has negative effects on many aspects of your oral health. The smoke and the nicotine in cigarettes discolors teeth and leads to deep stains and, worse, death. Teeth appear yellow and, for more advanced smokers, even have brown streaks. Cigarettes also cause excess plaque and tartar to form, further discoloring the […]

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How Can I Maintain My Results After ZOOM! Teeth Whitening?

Posted June 15, 2020 in ZOOM!® Teeth Whitening

2 Minute Read:  ZOOM! is a revolutionary teeth whitening process completed in your dentist’s office. It uses hydrogen gel and a special bleaching lamp for power assistance. It’s a safe, effective practice that many people can complete on a long lunch break—the process takes only 90 minutes. However, you’ll have to take some care with […]

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