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Why You Should Choose Electric Toothbrushes

If you’re used to brushing your teeth with a standard, manual toothbrush, you may be wondering about the possible benefits of switching to electric. Electric toothbrushes offer deeper, longer-lasting cleans than manual brushes. They can also prevent bad breath, gum disease, and dental problems more effectively than manual brushes on average. Find out how and […]

What Kind of Toothpaste Should You Buy?

It is common to see commercials and advertisements where a brand of toothpaste earns approval from a majority of dentists. Despite this trend, not every toothpaste can clean your teeth equally. With the range of toothpastes available on the market today, it can be difficult to sift through the advertising and branding to find the […]

Dental Laser Therapy and You

You might be familiar with some of your dentist’s more common dental tools like scalers and mirrors. But did you know they can also use lasers? While patients might immediately think of ray guns or light shows, lasers aren’t science fiction. In fact, dental lasers are state-of-the-art tools that can be used as part of […]

What to Look for in a Dental Care Team

No matter who you are, taking care of your teeth is a team effort. Your part involves brushing twice a day, flossing regularly, using mouthwash and regular dental visits to keep your mouth clean and cavity-free. But it’s not just you on the team. You also have a dedicated group of experts devoted to ensuring […]

Navigating Dental Insurance: Know Your Options

Insurance coverage helps millions of Americans make regular dental visits and it can be a major hurdle for those who don’t have it or when their employer changes plans. After all, nothing is more important than your health, and a healthy mouth is a crucial component of a healthy body. In those situations, what happens […]

The True Benefits of Flouride

Fluoride. Everyone’s head of it. It’s proudly displayed on countless toothpaste tubes as a featured ingredient, and it’s even included in some of the nation’s most popular mouthwashes. We’ve all heard our local dentist say that it’s good for our teeth, but do many of us know why? Many of our patients ask: what is […]

Hold the phone! Did you know you can schedule your dentist appointment online?

Take a guess. When do you think the most popular time to book a dental appointment is? If you guessed during working hours, you’d be right! For most of us, finding time to make a phone call during office hours can be a struggle. Wouldn’t it be great to book your appointment whenever it pops […]

Dental Night Guards Bring Lasting Relief

When we sleep, some of us are jaw clenchers. In fact, clenching your jaw or grating your teeth at night is caused by numerous genetic, physical, and emotional factors, either individually or compounded together. So, while a select few of us can control this behavior through good mental health practices, not everyone is so lucky. […]

Mind the Gap! Your Options for Replacing a Missing Tooth

There comes a time in almost everyone’s life where a tooth goes missing. Tooth decay and gum disease are the most common culprits for sure, but let’s not count out the occasional wipeout from over-confidence in athletic prowess. Whatever the case, there’s no need to struggle with being self-conscious about a missing tooth gap. You […]

Don’t Be Nervous! What to Expect from Gum Grafting

Your oral health is interconnected. Some folks struggle with cavities and tooth decay, while others are more prone to issues with their gums. To have a sturdy smile that lasts a lifetime, your teeth, roots, and your gums must all be protected. However, for a lot of people, gum recession happens so slowly they don’t […]