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Why Focus on Prevention in Oral Health?

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Why Focus on Prevention in Oral Health?

It’s easy to forget about prevention and maintenance when it comes to our health. Our lives are busy, and there’s always last minute emergencies. Sometimes, prevention, or “routine visits” just falls off the to-do list. Once we have a health problem, … we wish we had done a little “prevention.” This is just human nature,…

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Root Canals – What are they?

What is a root canal? A root canal is a dental treatment for eliminating bacteria from the infected root canal of a tooth and, prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth. The dentist will remove the inflamed or infected pulp of the inside of a tooth, carefully clean and disinfect the tooth,…

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Specialty Dental Care For Older Adults

Dental care for older adults and the elderly is a very important subject. Geriatric patients are sometimes fragile, and often, a long life and lifestyle choices have taken a toll on their teeth. We take our responsibility to serve our older patients very seriously—and it requires a type of experience and knowledge that cannot be…

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A Healthy Mouth = A Healthy You

Did you know that the health of your mouth reflects the health of your whole body? We see a lot of mouths. The mouth can be a window into one’s overall health,  and usually we can pretty accurately guess if our patients have or have had a health problem. Lung problems, allergies, heart conditions, and…

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The Myth of Bad Teeth

Sometimes patients tell us their bad teeth are genetic—their whole family has bad teeth, so they are pre-destined to a life of dental problems. Typically, this isn’t entirely true. We do see patients who have family members with similar oral health problems. In these cases, there is a pattern that emerges, many times passed down…

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Why Focus on Prevention in Oral Health?

It’s easy to forget about prevention and maintenance when it comes to our health. Our lives are busy, and there’s always last minute emergencies. Sometimes, prevention, or “routine visits” just falls off the to-do list. But, once we have a health problem … we wish we had done a little “prevention.” This is just human…

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Veneers – Your Questions Answered

We counsel our adult patients on a variety of options when they come to our office seeking a new or restored smile. It’s important to remember that each and every patient has a unique situation, set of teeth, and possible solutions. There is no one-size-fits-all option available when it comes to dental care, but for…

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