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Five Things to Ask Your Dental Hygienist

Your dental hygienist is a wonderful resource for dental education and oral hygiene instructions.  When you see yours for a professional teeth cleaning, there are a few important things you should ask.  This week’s article continues are theme of National Dental Hygiene Month and, when implemented, will help you maintain great oral health! Where are […]

National Dental Hygiene Month

We know, we know. There are too many “fake holidays” rolling around on social media these days.  National Leave a Zucchini on Your Neighbor’s Porch Day is a fine example of that. We know that the plethora of silly National Days can diminish the impact of ones that truly are important. When it comes to […]

What is a Dental Bridge?

Most people have heard the term “bridge” in connection with dentistry or dental treatment.  We have heard some use it incorrectly to describe dental work that is not technically a bridge, so we will clarify exactly what a bridge is in this week’s blog. What Dental Problem Can a Dental Bridge Correct? A dental bridge […]

Do Whitening Strips Actually Work?

When it comes to over-the-counter whitening products, the options are almost endless.  There is a wide variety of brands and methods available at your local pharmacy and grocery store in the oral care aisle.  You can also find countless options for sale online.  So how do you know which one to choose? Whitening strips have […]

Why Do My Teeth Look Splotchy after Braces?

The day you get your braces off is a time of celebration!  You have undergone months or years of treatment and finally achieved your beautiful, straightened smile.  Unfortunately, that day is not always positive.  Some people discover, after the removal of braces, that their teeth have developed a splotchiness due to the appearance of white […]

Five Benefits of Wearing Mouthguards for Contact Sports

Contact sports are a wonderful way to engage in physical exercise and teamwork.  Unfortunately, contact sports always carry the risk for injury, and as dentists, we concern ourselves with trauma that affects the mouth, teeth, and jaws.  The great news is that we have a simple preventive solution for those participating in contact sports: athletic […]

Energy Drinks and Your Teeth

Energy drinks have rapidly gained in popularity over the last two decades.  They are a common beverage choice among teens and young adults, often replacing sodas and sports drinks.  There are a wide variety of energy drink options on the market today, including Red Bull, Monster, Rockstar, and more. The bad news is that these […]

Advantages of Invisalign

Invisalign is a great way to straighten your teeth.  Many people are familiar with the concept of clear aligners, but how does Invisalign compare to traditional orthodontic treatment?  What are the advantages of Invisalign?  This week’s blog will answer that question. Virtually Invisible The advantage that appeals to adult orthodontic patients the most is the […]

What is Dental Plaque, and How Can I Get Rid of It?

Many people have heard dentists talking about plaque on their teeth with little understanding of what it actually is or why it matters that you remove it.  In this week’s blog, we’ll explain what you need to know about dental plaque, and hopefully, that will give you the motivation you need to get rid of […]

How Long do Fillings Last?

When we inform a patient that an existing filling needs replacement, we often hear questions like this.  Many people assume that fillings will last forever.  Unfortunately, that is not the case.  There are multiple factors affecting the lifespan of a filling, which we will discuss in this week’s blog. What is a Filling? First of […]