Dental Emergencies

Like most emergencies, dental emergencies happen at unpredictable, inconvenient times. Failure to seek treatment for a dental emergency may increase the risk of permanent damage or more expensive treatment later. Conversely, you can easily treat some situations at home. Here are some examples of dental emergencies and advice on what to do and when to…

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Why Sugar Is Bad For Our Teeth

We are always told that sugar is bad for our teeth, but why? What’s the big deal? We also know that sugar causes tooth decay, but how? Let’s explore how sugar affects our teeth and the reasons to limit sugar in our daily diet. How Sugar Causes Tooth Decay Surprisingly, it is not sugar itself…

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Alcohol and Oral Health

Research shows that enjoying an adult beverage from time to time is, surprisingly, good for us! Of course, with every endorsement that seems too good to be true, there is normally a caveat somewhere. With regards to alcohol, it’s that booze simply isn’t great for your oral health. So, if you’re drinking more to help…

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Your Child Has a Broken Tooth?

Kids will be kids and we want them to be active! However, what do you do if that liveliness causes a broken tooth? What do you do if your child chips, cracks, or knocks out a tooth? Let’s look at some guidelines to help you, as parents, navigate these sometimes stressful situations. Rule number 1:…

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No Toothache? Why fix it?

Chances are, at some point in your life you have had or will have to get a dental filling or crown.  For many people, it is hard to justify completing dental work if they do not have a toothache. This is one of the biggest challenges we face as dental providers.  It is our job…

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Dental Hygiene Tips

October is National Dental Hygiene Month. What better way to celebrate than to share a few tips from the men and women in the dental office trenches: the dental hygienists! They work each and every day to help ensure you’ve got the whitest, cleanest smile you can flash, day-in and day-out. And while the advice…

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Do You Have Mask Mouth?

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus and the need for people to wear masks, dentists are discovering new oral health problems. Dentists have dubbed this new condition “mask mouth.” Let’s look at the symptoms and ways to prevent it. Mask Mouth Symptoms The main culprit for most of these symptoms is dry mouth. Wearing a…

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Do I have a cracked tooth?

Cracked Teeth: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment With people living longer and more stressful lives, we see cracked teeth more and more often at our dental office. Yet cracked teeth can be difficult to detect for a number of reasons. The most common reason is that the pain often comes and goes. Because of the short…

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