an ounce of preventive dentistry

See the Dentist More Often & You’ll Save Money!

What if we told you the more often you see your dentist, the less you'll spend on dentistry? We know it sounds like a contradiction, but that is the power of preventive dentistry.

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Why Dental Care is Important

Why Dental Care Is Important

Any dentist will tell you that dental care is important, but what we might not explain is exactly WHY dental care is important. Though you see a different doctor for your physical health than you do for your oral health, much of what your dentist does is connected to your overall health.

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visit to the periodontist

Know Your Dental Specialties: Periodontist

A periodontist is a fully trained dentist who specializes in treating periodontal disease (advanced gum disease) and the placement of dental implants.

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young woman with wisdom tooth pain

The Causes of Wisdom Tooth Pain

Generally speaking, there are two types of wisdom tooth pain: the kind that indicates a problem and the kind that’s just part of growing up.

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friendly staff of privately-owned dental practices

Choosing Among the Different Types of Dental Practices

Most patients, especially those in suburban areas near cities, have two choices for the types of dental practices they can go to. There are classic privately-owned practices, which are small businesses where the supervising dentist is also the owner.

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hollywood smile porcelain veneers

The Star-Studded History of Veneers

If your teeth are cracked, stained, or otherwise damaged, cosmetic dentistry can greatly improve the appearance of your smile. Dentists use crowns, bridges, implants, onlays and veneers for smile makeovers

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foods bad for your teeth

How What You Eat Affects Your Teeth

When most of us think of the affect of food on our teeth, we probably think of the age-old wisdom that sugar causes tooth decay. And while sugar is a notorious culprit, there are many other ways that the foods you eat affect your teeth, & not all of it is bad news.

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no pain after seeing the oral surgeon

Your Guide to Post-Treatment Pain Relief

As dental professionals, most of what we do is about relieving and preventing pain. However, sometimes post-procedure pain is an unfortunate but unavoidable step on the road to a healthy and functional smile.

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Boy putting in his sports mouth guard

Protecting Kids’ Teeth During Sports

Wearing a mouth guard during sports activities is one of the best ways to avoid injuries to your child's teeth & emergency dental care. Mouth guards, which are made from a plastic or rubber material & fit over the top arch of teeth, not only protect your teeth, but also protect lips & cheeks from being damaged by teeth during an impact.

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Dentist degrees DMD vs. DDS

What’s the Difference Between DDS & DMD?

As dentists we know we sometimes speak a slightly different, more clinical, language than our patients. We try not to be mysterious, but sometimes what’s common knowledge to us could be confusing to our patients. One common thing that patients want to know is the meaning of the different letters you see after our names: either DDS or DMD. So what’s the difference? Is one better than the other?

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