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Jan 4th, 2018

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Baby Teeth Folklore Around The World

My youngest daughter, Aven lost her two front teeth right before Christmas.  She immediately turned to my wife and asked, “When will your wings come out Mommy?”  Both my girls believe my wife, Amber, is the tooth fairy.  Amber told them that the tooth fairy loves teeth so much, she married a dentist so he […]

Oct 26th, 2017

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Dark Chocolate And Your Teeth

WITH HALLOWEEN RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER,  we think there is a high probability of candy in your future. Under most circumstances, dentists are not fans of candy. The sugar in candy is the favorite food of bacteria that cause tooth decay. However, when it comes to chocolate, certain types may actually be good for oral health! […]

Oct 19th, 2017

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The Bare Bones of Gum Recession

NO ONE LOOKS FORWARD to getting “long in the tooth” because of gum recession. However, while tooth length might be an accurate yardstick for judging the age of a horse, age is not the culprit behind receding gums in humans. Gum recession is simply such a gradual process that it can take decades before the effects are noticeable. […]

Oct 12th, 2017

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DIY Teeth Whitening: The Good, The Bad, and the Sneaky

TRENDS IMPACT JUST about every aspect of life, from slang and fashion to which toys are collectibles this year and which fad diet everyone’s aunt is doing. Most trends are harmless symptoms of an ever-evolving society and culture, but when they affect the ways we take care of ourselves, they can become serious. In recent years, […]

Oct 5th, 2017

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HOW YOUR ORAL AND OVERALL HEALTH ARE LINKED

WE’VE SAID IT BEFORE AND WE’LL SAY IT AGAIN… taking care of your teeth and mouth is more than just about cosmetics, it’s about your health! When you think of being healthy, your mouth probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But your oral and overall health are more intertwined than you think. Your […]

Sep 28th, 2017

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COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT GUM DISEASE

WE BELIEVE the more educated our patients are about dental health issues, the better they’ll be able to prevent them.  Today, we want to discuss a disease that over 64.5 million adults suffer from in the US: Periodontal (gum) Disease.  We often warn of periodontal disease and the detrimental effects it has on the mouth and body. […]

Sep 22nd, 2017

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A Happy, Healthy Sweet Tooth

HAVING A HAPPY, HEALTHY SWEET TOOTH begins with knowing your sugars. With the holidays quickly approaching, the constant barrage of sweets will soon festoon our counters, pack our pantries and overflow our break rooms. All will be ours for the treating, the exchanging, and the indulging in an ironic attempt to satisfy a sweet tooth […]

Sep 15th, 2017

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF DENTAL FLOSS

TODAY, FLOSSING IS A staple of oral hygiene and health. But have you ever wondered when we started flossing? You might be surprised by the answer.  Flossing Is An Older Concept Than You Might Think While we don’t know the exact beginnings of flossing, it looks like as long as food has been getting stuck in our […]

Feb 8th, 2017

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Two Common Questions Dentists Hear

  A patient comes in for a regular 6 month hygiene appointment.  I discover a crack in one of their teeth.  The tooth isn’t broken. YET.   I take a picture, pull it up on our computer monitor, and begin to discuss the benefits of a preventative restoration (crown). The patient commonly responds with one or […]

Oct 3rd, 2016

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Feeling Guilty About Not Flossing? Maybe There’s No Need

Recently, the New York Times produced an article questioning the importance and benefits of flossing. The original article can be read here. Naturally we have had a number of patients bring this to our attention and have asked our opinions on the matter. My simple answer to our patients, “Please continue to floss.” The article […]

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