They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To | Lightweight Brackets, Increased Comfort & Less Wear Time Braces aren’t just for teens anymore. According to an article by Cherie Berkley, MS, more and more adults are pursuing a healthier, more beautiful smile every day by way of orthodontic correction and adult braces. What has caused this growing…

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Dentures are made in place of missing teeth to help with biting, chewing, and recreating one’s smile.  Typically dentures are created due to gum disease, tooth decay, and accidents or injuries in which a person has lost their natural and permanent teeth. Dentures are made to increase one’s appearance and health by way of being…

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A teen’s life is always changing which is why parents should also be just as involved in their teen’s oral care just as they were through their early childhood.  While we want to maintain good oral hygiene practices, sometimes eating right and maintaining brushing and flossing habits, are not on a teen’s list of priorities.

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Dental sealants are the most under-utilized, cost-effective means of preventing tooth decay. Sealants are the invisible protector of teeth most at risk of tooth decay. Although sealants protect the teeth hit by four out of every five cavities in our children, why do few children get them?

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Sometimes a white or gray patch can develop on the tongue, the floor of a mouth, or on the inside of a cheek.  This is called Leukoplakia and is typically the mouth’s reaction to irritation of mucous membranes.  Leukoplakia can surface at any time; however, it is more common in senior citizens.   Leukoplakia can…

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Odontophobia or dentophobia is one having a fear of dentistry or the care provided by a dental office.  It is estimated that 75% of all adults experience some degree of fear and anxiety in relation to dental practice.  Only 10% of individuals are truly diagnosed as having odontophobia.

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Brushing or even eating and drinking can be compromised daily due in part to sensitive teeth.  Sensitive teeth can also be felt and turn any dental visit or procedure into a strenuous ordeal.   The makeup of a healthy tooth includes a porous tissue called dentin.  Dentin is protected by the gum and the enamel…

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Part of great oral hygiene is teeth cleaning.  While brushing, flossing, and rinsing properly are essential for everyday oral hygiene, a deeper and thorough cleaning from your dental hygienist is necessary as well.  When teeth cleaning or prophylaxis is administered, the procedure is given to remove tartar that may have developed in difficult to reach…

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Roughly 42,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer in a given year and 8,000 will die from the disease.  While most do not necessarily think about it, it is a preventable disease that mainly affects tobacco and alcohol users.  It can also affect those that have ever been exposed to the human papilloma virus…

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During the development years, your childhood is a very important stage in regards to oral hygiene.  As parents, so much devotion is given to offset the habits that children place into their mouths.  From dirty fingers to exceedingly sugary foods, it seems as if staying a step ahead appears to be a losing battle.  What…

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