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3 Options for Whitening Your Teeth

The most common cosmetic concern patients have about their teeth is staining. No matter how diligent we are with our oral care routines, some stains and yellowing are inevitable as we age. This is especially true if you partake in a few cups of coffee or tea each day! So how can you get that bright, white smile back? Here …

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Many of our patients think cosmetic dentistry is just about aesthetics, but cosmetic dentistry also addresses function and overall oral health. While the most basic definition of cosmetic dentistry is procedures meant to improve the appearance of your teeth and gums, making those cosmetic changes can correct your bite, alleviate headaches, and even boost your self-esteem. Read on to learn …

My Child Knocked Out a Tooth! Now What?

My Child Knocked Out a Tooth! Now What?

In the United States, an estimated 5 million teeth are knocked out every year. Knocked out teeth are most common in children, and accidents and sports injuries are the most likely causes. Teeth that are lost to decay or gum disease cannot be saved, but approximately 90 percent of healthy, knocked out teeth can be successfully reattached. Here’s what you …

Starting Your Child on the Road to Dental Health

Starting Your Child on the Road to Dental Health

We all want what is best for our children. We want them to be happy and most importantly, healthy. The training for their health is a parents job that begins at birth and continues for the rest of our lives. As baby teeth begin to appear within the first few months after birth, we get excited. We proudly show off …

4 Benefits of Invisalign Over Traditional Braces

4 Benefits of Invisalign Over Traditional Braces

Invisalign, “the clear alternative to braces,” is a convenient modern solution to straightening your teeth. Straight teeth not only boost your confidence by improving your appearance, but they also improve chewing ability and are easier to care for. Metal braces were the only choice for more than a century, but today Invisalign offers a better way. Here are 4 benefits …

3 Reasons to See Your Dentist Regularly

3 Reasons to See Your Dentist Regularly

You probably already know that it is important to see your dentist regularly, but you might never have really thought about why. Having your teeth cleaned twice a year can help you look and feel great, but regular dentist appointments can also have a major effect on your oral and overall health. Here are 3 reasons to see your dentist …

How Often to Brush, Floss, and Have Your Teeth Cleaned

How Often to Brush, Floss, and Have Your Teeth Cleaned

If your teeth are clean, you are far less likely to develop tooth decay. A clean mouth also lowers your risk for gum disease, tooth shifting or loss, and even systemic illnesses. Most people are aware that they need to brush and floss, but you may be unsure exactly what the proper schedule would be. Here is how often to …

The 5 Benefits of Dental Implants

The 5 Benefits of Dental Implants

Until recently, dentures were considered the treatment of choice to replace missing or failing teeth. Today, though, there is a better alternative. While dentures rest on the gums and are prone to slipping and pinching, dental implants replace the tooth roots, providing a stable and secure base for high quality replacement teeth. Here are 5 benefits of dental implants. Dentures are …

Dental Implants Myths vs. Facts: What You Need to Know

Dental Implants Myths vs. Facts: What You Need to Know

There is some archeological evidence that primitive dental implants were used by prehistoric people. There are confirmed records that show their use as early as 600 AD. Yet modern dental implants were not available until the 1970s, and they were not widely popular until the 1990s. Despite a recent surge in popularity due to falling prices, increased insurance coverage, and …