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What Causes Gums to Bleed? Your Dentist Provides the Answers

December 28, 2018

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toothbrush and blood in sink

Every time you brush or floss your teeth, you notice that your gums bleed, and you’re wondering what the reason is. One of the possible issues could be that you’re experiencing the early stages of gum disease. What else could be causing the bleeding and what can be done about it? Read on to get the answers from your dentist.


Missing One or More Teeth? You May be a Candidate for Dental Implants

December 19, 2018

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You’ve been living without your teeth long enough, and now you want to do something about it. The only replacement method you’re aware of are traditional dentures. However, there is a better method available – dental implants. But is it the best option for you? Read on to get the answers you need!


It’s Time to Get a Confidence Boost with Dental Implants!

November 19, 2018

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older woman smiling silver hair

Living with missing teeth takes a toll on your entire being. Thus, losing the ability to eat certain foods is not the only challenge you face. It can also have a negative effect on your self-esteem. That’s because you’re constantly being judged on the appearance of your smile. Thankfully, dental implants provide a way to overcome your limitations so you can regain the normal function of your teeth and enjoy a beautiful smile. Continue reading to find out how!


Your Dentist Provides 5 Valuable Holiday Oral Health Tips!

November 10, 2018

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four young adults holiday gathering

It’s your favorite time of the year. You love the lights, caroling, last-minute shopping and the gatherings. But your dentist says during the holiday season, your oral health should not be overlooked. One reason is that you’re likely to be more liberal about what you eat and drink, which could lead to some oral health challenges. Learn 5 simple but effective tips to prevent any holiday oral health emergencies or the development of cavities.


5 Reasons Dental Implants are Popular

October 14, 2018

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model of dental implantAre you among the 120 million Americans who are missing at least one tooth? You have likely tried traditional tooth replacement options to fill the empty space, like a bridge or a partial. While they have completed your smile, you keep hearing about the benefits of dental implants. Now, you are wondering why are they so popular? They are far different from conventional treatments, allowing them to offer exceptional advantages that are not possible with other options.

A Dentist Can Help Your Child Avoid Cavities This Halloween!

October 5, 2018

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A bucket spilling Halloween candy.

Halloween gives everyone an excuse to dress up in their favorite costumes and eat all the candy they want. While it’s easy to take the costume off, cavities can’t be removed once they happen. They can only be filled and maintained unless you intend on extracting and replacing the tooth entirely.

Tooth decay in children is particularly high this time of year, which is why a dentist wants to discuss some helpful tips on reducing their chances of getting a cavity before next year.


2018 Dental Insurance: Use It Before You Lose It

September 30, 2018

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dental insuranceAs the end of the year approaches, you might have a lot on your mind, from various celebrations to tax paperwork and more. However, you should also be sure to squeeze a dental appointment onto your year-end to-do list. Having your teeth looked at before 2019 arrives can save you money and help you get the most out of your dental insurance. In fact, if you don’t use your benefits now, you could end up losing a significant amount of money! Let’s talk about how you can take advantage of your coverage in a way that helps out your smile and your wallet.


Heard These 4 Myths About Dental Implants? Make Sure You Get the Facts!

September 15, 2018

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Model of an implant in a lower jawIn the current “Information Age,” it can be overwhelming to research a product or service before making a decision. There’s so much information to sort through that it can be hard to distinguish between facts and opinions! But when you’re making an investment in your oral health, it’s crucial that you get valid information so you can make an informed choice. If you’re one of the 178 million Americans who’s missing at least one tooth and you’re thinking about getting dental implants, you may have heard one of the 4 myths about them below. In this blog, you’ll learn the truth about implants so you can decide if they might be right for you!


5 Reasons You Should Leave Braces to a Professional Dentist

August 2, 2018

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Teen wearing braces.A lot of people have that “DIY” mentality. There are even TV shows based around Do It Yourself ideas like remodeling, crafting, gardening and much more. Why wouldn’t you do it yourself? It’s typically a lot cheaper, you can do it at your own pace, and you’ll feel accomplished once you’re done. However, not everything should be done yourself: dental braces are something you should always leave to a professional. Read on to find out the reasons why you should never do braces yourself from an expert dentist.


Can I Get Invisalign If I’ve Already Had Braces or Other Dental Work?

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Woman smiling.Have you already had braces or dental work done but still want to improve your smile? Are you wondering whether it’s possible to receive Invisalign aligning trays after you’ve already made changes to your teeth? Sometimes, teeth can shift after braces get removed or you stop wearing a retainer. Your trusted dentist has got you covered. Keep reading to learn if Invisalign is a possibility for you!


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