Category Archives: General Dentistry

Three Reasons to Consider IV Sedation Dentistry

IV sedation is a safe and highly effective method of calming patient fears during dental procedures. The effects are easily reversible, and IV sedation will leave you with little or no memory of your visit to the dentist. Well trained … Continue reading

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Does Your Child’s Smile Make the Grade?

Summer’s almost over, and it’s time to help your child get ready for school. You’ve got pens and pencils, new clothes, and notebooks; is a dental checkup on your to-do list? Now is a great time to schedule that appointment … Continue reading

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Perfect Match: How to Choose the Right Toothbrush

We have a variety of toothbrush options available to us. But with more choices comes a tougher decision when purchasing a new toothbrush. Today, we have some pointers to make the toothbrush buying process a whole lot easier. Electric or … Continue reading

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Why Should You Brush Your Teeth Twice a Day?

You might already know that you need to brush your teeth twice every day because it reduces the bad bacteria in your mouth, removes food debris and stains from teeth, and prevents halitosis. But you might not be aware of … Continue reading

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Celebrate Men’s Health Month with a Dental Checkup

Last month we focused on Women’s Health Week. Now it’s time for men to focus on taking care of their health. Health care professionals around the country and the world are joining together to offer free screenings and encourage early detection … Continue reading

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Foods That Keep Your Smile Strong and Beautiful

You probably realize how much what you eat affects your health. And you have a lot of factors to consider when planning and preparing meals: sugar intake, vitamins, minerals, fiber, calorie count. The food you eat affects the condition of … Continue reading

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Strokes and Your Oral Health: Know the Connection

May is Stroke Awareness Month Strokes are widely known to be linked to diabetes and high blood pressure. There’s also a condition linking stroke dental health. The condition is periodontal (gum) disease. Health professionals have been aware of the connection … Continue reading

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How You Can Prevent Oral Cancer, Even if You Smoke

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and if you know anything about the risk factors for the disease, you know that tobacco use is the single biggest risk factor for oral cancer. The most recent statistics show that tobacco is … Continue reading

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