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Is It Safe to Go to the Dentist During the Pandemic?

Dental offices are experienced at preventing the spread of airborne illnesses, which makes going to the dentist a low-risk activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts recommend that everyone visit their dentist for a checkup and cleaning at least twice a year. Dental visits are an important way to detect cavities and other harmful conditions, and
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How to Prevent Tartar Buildup

What is tartar? Is there anything you can do to prevent it? Here’s what you need to know. You’ve learned that it’s important to practice good dental hygiene, but do you know why? Many people would say it’s to reduce plaque (and they’d be right!) but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Tartar buildup
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Why Your Teeth Hurt When You Eat Hot or Cold Food

Tooth sensitivity to hot and cold foods is a common condition that has several different causes. In some cases, home remedies are enough to relieve temperature sensitivity — but sometimes you’ll need to visit a professional.  Ever wonder why other people seem perfectly comfortable biting into an ice cream cone, when just the thought of
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What’s the Purpose of a Root Canal?

A root canal procedure eliminates painful infection and tooth decay for lasting dental health.  Whenever we recommend a root canal procedure, patients often ask questions like: Is it painful? Won’t it take a long time to recover? Will I need to be put to sleep?  Fortunately, the answers to these three questions are: no, no,
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What to Do If You Chip Your Tooth

Chipped teeth might seem harmless, but even minor chips require attention from a dentist in order to prevent further damage.  Chipped teeth can be the result of biting into hard foods, opening plastic wrappers with your teeth, or simply going about your day-to-day life. Injuries to the mouth are another common cause — including trips

Why It’s Never Too Late to Straighten Your Teeth

Think you’re too old to have your teeth straightened? Think again! Invisalign can help you get a beautiful smile at any age. According to popular coming-of-age comedies, getting braces as a teenager and having them removed just in time for the prom is a quintessential rite of passage. However, that experience isn’t as common as

7 Tips to Keep Your Smile Looking Fresh and Youthful

Turn back the clock by practicing these seven tricks for a more youthful smile.  Did you know that your teeth can say a lot about your age? Aging can have a noticeable impact on your smile, and as you get older the appearance of your teeth and gums can add years to your chronological age. 
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How to Manage Jaw Pain from TMJ Syndrome

Are you suffering from TMJ syndrome? Here’s how to get relief from jaw pain. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research estimates 10 million Americans suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome, a persistent pain in the jaw. A hinge joint, the TMJ connects your jawbone to your skull. Because of this joint’s smooth sliding
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Flossing: Why Does It Hurt?

Do you avoid flossing because it’s painful? Here’s why you shouldn’t. Dental flossing is up there with “eat your vegetables” — something we know we should do but often don’t. Yet flossing is a vital component of maintaining good oral health, and skipping it can lead to serious dental problems, like gum disease. Perhaps you