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Causes of White Spots of Teeth and How to Prevent Them
2/14/2022

Causes of White Spots of Teeth and How to Prevent Them

A diet rich in minerals is essential for dental health. In order to obtain the necessary mineral intake, you must consume foods rich in phosphorus, calcium or magnesium. It should be noted that poor tooth.

Do You Need to Get Rid of Cavities Before Getting Orthodontic Care?
10/20/2022

Do You Need to Get Rid of Cavities Before Getting Orthodontic Care?

If you are planning to get orthodontic treatment and have cavities, it is always recommended to treat cavities first. Cavities are tooth decay, and if they are not treated promptly they can grow and weaken the tooth structure. Taking care of your oral health always comes first. Once your cavities are treated you can move on to orthodontic treatment.

Can Dental Cleanings Damage Enamel?
10/20/2022

Can Dental Cleanings Damage Enamel?

Dental cleanings are integral part of our oral health, and are typically recommended twice a year. Keeping our teeth and gums free and clear of harmful bacteria is important. Our team is proud to offer general dental treatments like dental cleanings. We strive to provide quality services for our patients, and always make sure our patients are relaxed and comfortable during their visit.

How Often Should I Whiten My Teeth?
10/20/2022

How Often Should I Whiten My Teeth?

Professional whitening is effective at removing years of stains and discoloration from the teeth. Whether you're looking to boost your confidence or are going to be attending a wedding, reunion or another big event, a bright and white smile is sure to improve your appearance. Expert whitening is performed in our office or provided to you using a professional-grade take-home kit. Whitening results can last for months to one or more years, and maintaining your results is key to ensuring that you'll always have a gorgeous smile.

Should I Brush or Floss First?
10/20/2022

Should I Brush or Floss First?

Creating an oral hygiene routine at home is important to help maintain your oral health and keep your teeth and gums feeling great. Brushing and flossing each day is extremely important, and the order in which you do these two items is a common question. Many wonder which way gives the most benefit.

Are There Any Differences Between Mouth Washes?
11/28/2022

Are There Any Differences Between Mouth Washes?

Mouthwash is used to help rinse away bacteria or food particles after you brush and floss each day. Using mouthwash is an additional way to help protect your teeth and gums. Knowing the differences between mouthwashes can help you choose the right one to incorporate into your oral hygiene routine.

What Is The Best Way to Clean a Mouthguard?
11/28/2022

What Is The Best Way to Clean a Mouthguard?

Dental mouthguards may be worn to prevent patients from grinding or clenching their teeth. They are also used to help with sleep apnea symptoms, and to protect teeth from injury during sports. At our practice, we work with patients who have concerns about protecting their teeth, and part of our evaluation process is to determine if patients may benefit from a mouthguard. 

How Can I Fix a Gummy Smile?
12/10/2022

How Can I Fix a Gummy Smile?

Do you notice when you smile you see gum tissue more than your teeth? This is known as a gummy smile, and many patients are bothered by how their smile looks. There are treatment options to correct a gummy smile, and we are here to help you find a treatment that works best.

Is It Better to Get a Dental Implant or a Bridge?
12/10/2022

Is It Better to Get a Dental Implant or a Bridge?

When deciding on a restorative solution it is important to look at all of your options to help you decide on the best option that works for you. A common question patients face is if they should choose a dental bridge or dental implants when they are looking for a tooth replacement solution.