Should you be using an electric toothbrush?

Categories: General Dentistry
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When it comes to keeping teeth healthy and clean, does it really matter what kind of toothbrush you use, manual or electric? It may seem like the answer would be “no,” as long as you brush. However, there are some benefits to using an electric toothbrush over a manual one – read on for some more…

Why You Should Replace That Lost Tooth

Categories: Dental Implants
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If you have a missing tooth, you may think that it’s not a big deal, and it doesn’t even rate a visit to the dentist (after all, there are very few people who enjoy going to the dentist, and a lot of people put it off as long as possible!). However, missing a tooth is…

Why are my gums receding?

Categories: General Dentistry
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It can be quite a surprise when you look in the mirror one day and notice that you are seeing more tooth and less gums. It can be especially upsetting if you are someone who makes an extra effort to keep your teeth healthy. You may wonder why your gums are receding and what you can…

How serious is a tooth abscess?

Categories: General Dentistry
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Taking good care of your teeth is always important, for your comfort, your overall health, and so you can have that gorgeous smile everyone loves to see every day. Another reason to make sure you take good care of your teeth is so you can avoid serious problems, such as a tooth abscess. But what exactly…

Start the New Year With a New Smile

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Have you made plans for the new year yet? January is traditionally the time to dream big as to what you hope to get done in the next 12 months. Maybe your plans include finally taking care of that cosmetic dentistry procedure you’ve been considering for years. There are many to choose from, any of which will…

Is there a link between tinnitus and TMJ?

Categories: TMJ
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Tinnitus and TMJ are both annoying, and TMJ can be downright painful. Recent studies have found that there may be a link between the two – can treating one help you to find relief from the other? Read on for some more information about the link between TMJ and tinnitus. What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is a buzzing…

How to Maintain Veneers

Categories: Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are a great way to improve your smile, and they have many benefits. However, just like the sports car you’ve always dreamed of that you finally brought home or your new couch that the kids aren’t allowed anywhere near, porcelain veneers need to be taken care of to keep them looking and functioning…

What is scaling and planing?

Categories: General Dentistry
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“Scaling and planing” may not sound like something you would want any part of, especially when you find out it is something that happens at your dentist’s office. You may have visions of some sort of dental torture – but actually, scaling and planing is a common procedure and a very important part of good…

Is chewing gum bad?

Categories: General Dentistry
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Chewing gum can help to freshen breath, and it can even help to relieve some boredom and stress. However, if you chew gum constantly, you may be wondering if this is a harmless habit or if it may be causing damage to your teeth and your health. Here are the good points and bad points…

4 Reasons Why You Should Get a Crown

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If you have a cracked or damaged tooth, you may think it is no big deal. After all, your tooth is still working, right? However, not fixing a damaged tooth is actually a very bad idea. In case you need some encouragement to call and make an appointment for a crown, here are 4 reasons…