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Your Guide to Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction sounds scary, but with the right tips and tricks, you’ll know everything needed for before, during, and after your appointment.  To start, what is tooth extraction? Put simply, it refers to the removal of a tooth from its…


Gum Recession: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

Your gums play an important role in your oral health, keeping your teeth in place and protecting them from infection. Gum recession is a common dental problem that occurs when the gum tissue around your teeth wears away. The roots…


The History of Dentistry

In today’s world, we take for granted how easy it is to take care of our teeth. We can easily use toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss at home and book our biannual appointments to ensure that everything looks good. That wasn’t…


Should I Wear a Mouthguard? Protect Your Smile During Spring Sports

It’s common to think of a helmet or shin guards when keeping your body safe during sports. A mouthguard, though, is an equally important piece of protective gear. Whether you’re playing football, basketball, hockey, or another high-impact sport, it’s important…


Frequently Asked Questions About Root Canals

If bacteria enters the pulp of a tooth and leads to infection, a root canal is a procedure to remove the infected pulp and seal the tooth to prevent reinfection. If you’ve been told you need one, you’re not alone:…


Six Common Reasons for Tooth Decay

You probably know the definition of tooth decay: permanently damaged areas in the hard surface of your teeth that turn into tiny holes. Also called cavities, these spots are caused by natural bacteria in your mouth that combine with acid…


The Truth About Cavities

How much do you really know about cavities? We’ve heard about them since we were kids, and yet, many of us don’t understand what they are, how we get them, or how to treat them. In today’s blog post, let’s…


The Best Foods for a Healthy Smile

Did you know that your diet plays an important role in your oral health? Oral bacteria thrives on sugary and starchy foods, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Even with good habits like brushing twice a day…


What You Need to Know About All-Ceramic Crowns

All-ceramic crowns offer patients strength and durability as well as natural-looking and aesthetically-pleasing results. A dental crown acts as a “cap” to cover the entire damaged area of the tooth and address cosmetic concerns. It adds stability to an existing…