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What You Should Know About Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the biggest advancements in dentistry over the past 40-years. If you’re missing teeth, dental implants provide a sustainable solution that gives you a natural looking smile. Implants are made from titanium and other materials compatible with the human body. They’re surgically placed into the upper and/or lower jaws and function […]

Teeth Whitening 101

Whether you’re watching TV, flipping through a magazine, surfing the web, or driving by a billboard, you’ve seen it. That infectious, bright white smile that captivates your attention. While it’s proven that brushing and flossing keep your teeth healthy and clean, it doesn’t always give patients their desired level of whiteness. When the American Academy […]

Common Causes of Bad Breath

Bad breath, or halitosis, can be socially awkward occurrence and cause some embarrassing situations. It is primarily a result poor dental hygiene or caused by the food you eat. In rare circumstances, bad breath can be a sign of other health problems. Regardless of the cause, it’s an embarrassing problem to have and can often […]

Gum Disease and Your Overall Health

Not only can oral problems impact your health, but your mouth can also provide health professionals with indicators of your overall health. Dangerous bacteria and viruses are spread from the mouth through the bloodstream to other areas of the body. Excess bacteria in the bloodstream may lead to disease elsewhere such as heart disease, pneumonia, […]

5 Teeth-Friendly Foods

Most of us know that food and beverages that are high in sugar are not good for our teeth. Plaque (or bacterial build up) feeds on sugar and many foods we eat contain sugar. Other foods we may not think about, such as starches, break down into sugar. The more sugar you consume throughout the […]

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

In efforts to raise awareness about oral cancer, we’ve put together a blog with basic need-to-know information about oral cancer. Oral cancer is a type of head and neck cancer that includes any cancerous lesion located in the oral cavity. Oral cancer most commonly involves the tongue but it may also occur on the floor […]

Do I need Cosmetic Dentistry?

Do I need cosmetic dentistry?  It’s a question we often hear.  It’s also a question with many different answers.  The most literal answer is “no.”  No one “needs” cosmetic dentistry, it is elective.  In essence this answer can be explained by asking another question: is cosmetic dentistry necessary for me to sustain life?  When looking […]

Google Reviews are the new Yellow Pages

Businesses thrive or die from the reviews posted online.  It is just the way businesses operate these days.  In years past the number one source of information on a business was the phone book.  Before the internet and instant access to any and all knowledge, we all relied on the good old phone book and […]

ADA Releases New Website for Patients

The American Dental Association’s new website for consumers is called Visit the website here. The goal of the website is to provide useful information that people need to take better care of their mouth. The idea is that better oral health today will help you throughout your life. The site aims to make sharing information about dental health […]