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Need A Deep Cleaning?

What's Involved During a Deep Cleaning? You probably know what goes on during a regular dental cleaning. We use special instruments to remove debris, build-up, and tartar. Then, we polish your teeth to get them looking their best. However, if it's been a while since your last appointment and cleaning at the dentist's office, you [...]

Need A Deep Cleaning?2022-07-05T20:07:11+00:00

Dry Mouth and What it Means

There are few things more uncomfortable than a dry mouth. It can make it hard to speak, impossible to swallow, and it might seem like you're overly thirsty. If this happens just once in a while, it's probably nothing to worry over excessively. You might just be slightly dehydrated, and the condition passes relatively quickly. [...]

Dry Mouth and What it Means2022-07-05T20:06:03+00:00

Topical Fluoride Treatment

What is Topical Fluoride? We classify fluoride into two categories, depending on the method of delivery. These include topical fluoride (applied directly to tooth surface) and systemic fluoride (ingested and absorbed by the body via the food and water we eat and drink). The surface of your teeth might seem like a stable, unchanging environment, [...]

Topical Fluoride Treatment2022-03-05T19:44:26+00:00

Do You Have Old Fillings?

If you have old fillings, that will be one of the things we check on whenever you come in for an appointment. We'll examine your teeth to ensure that the damage or decay has not progressed any further. A filling is a tried-and-true method for fixing a cavity and preventing further damage to the tooth. [...]

Do You Have Old Fillings?2022-03-05T19:23:47+00:00

Dental Sealants: Are They Worth It?

What are dental sealants? Dental sealants are a thin, liquid coating that hardens onto teeth to cover their high-risk, vulnerable areas. Commonly used as prevention in children and adolescents, the sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth. (Particularly the large, rear teeth called molars.) The sealant itself is a composite resin. We apply [...]

Dental Sealants: Are They Worth It?2022-01-09T22:21:19+00:00

Getting An Electric Toothbrush

Should I switch to an electric toothbrush? Or is my old toothbrush doing the job? For many people, making any change is a big decision. Maybe you make a list of pros and cons, carefully weighing benefits and potential drawbacks. Especially for significant changes that will affect your long-held daily habits, we understand that change [...]

Getting An Electric Toothbrush2021-09-17T19:31:52+00:00

Alcohol, Your Teeth, & Your Health

While some studies might find benefits in moderate drinking (such as antioxidants in red wine), you can surely obtain these supposed positives through other, more healthy options. In fact, alcohol consumption has mostly adverse effects on our well-being. Most people know this but still drink due to the cultural and social aspects. Of course, moderation [...]

Alcohol, Your Teeth, & Your Health2021-09-17T19:24:37+00:00

Tooth-Colored Fillings vs. Amalgams

With advancements in dental materials, cavity fillings have come a long way. It used to be commonplace for dentists to use amalgam fillings to treat teeth affected by decay or cavities. Today, more and more people opt for tooth-colored fillings. What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings? Tooth-colored fillings are composite resin that typically contains a ceramic & [...]

Tooth-Colored Fillings vs. Amalgams2021-06-30T15:59:59+00:00

Bacteria That Cause Cavities

Which Bacteria Causes Cavities? Looking Inside Your Mouth You probably know that bacteria in your mouth cause cavities, plaque, and tooth decay. And you also probably know that proper at-home care such as brushing and flossing is the best way to prevent cavities and more serious problems. (Combine with regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings [...]

Bacteria That Cause Cavities2021-06-12T16:53:23+00:00