6 Things Your Dentist Never Puts in Their Mouth (& Why!)

May 29, 2024

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Brushing twice a day, flossing consistently, and getting a dental checkup every six months will help protect your teeth and gums from harm. That said, you can sustain a chip, crack, or some other form of dental damage if you aren’t careful about what you eat, when you use your teeth as tools, and what you use to complete your oral hygiene regimen. With this in mind, read on to learn six things your dentist never puts in their mouth.


Are You Overbrushing Your Teeth?

April 3, 2024

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Maintaining a healthy smile involves simple steps you can take every day. Eating nutritious foods like fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meats, fish, and dairy provides essential nutrients for your teeth. Regular dental check-ups every six months help catch and treat oral health issues early. Additionally, brushing and flossing your teeth at home helps prevent cavities and gum disease. However, brushing too hard can actually damage your teeth and gums. Keep reading to discover the dangers of overbrushing and how to spot if you’re doing it.


Restoration Records: A History of Dental Implants

March 4, 2024

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CGI image of a dental implant embedded in a lower arch

Did you know that many experts today consider dental implants to be the gold standard of tooth restoration? Of all the options, they’re the only one that includes a support rod inserted into your jawbone. This keeps it active and healthy which provides unique benefits like preserving your remaining teeth and facial structure.

Today, dental implants have an incredibly high success rate of 90%-95%, but that hasn’t always been the case. Keep reading to learn more about the evolution of this extraordinary treatment and why there’s no better time to pursue it!


3 Reasons to Update your Metal Dental Crown

February 6, 2024

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If you got a dental crown some years ago, you likely received one made out of metal. These were the standard way to patch up broken teeth for the longest time but have been largely outmoded in recent years by ceramic restorations.

This presents a choice to patients who have metal crowns—is it worth replacing their restoration or should they just stick with their current crown. You should know that there are quite a few advantages that ceramic dental crowns have over metal. Here’s why it’s usually a good idea to replace them as soon as you can.


Say Goodbye to Stains: Tips for a Brighter Smile Beyond Teeth Whitening

January 12, 2024

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Woman brushing her teeth for teeth whitening

Are you tired of dealing with stubborn tooth stains and dreaming of a brighter, whiter smile? You’re definitely not the only one! Many people aspire to achieve a dazzling smile, but figuring out the best approach can be like wading through mud. Fortunately, your dentist offers teeth whitening treatments and effective strategies to keep your pearly whites dazzling.

Read on to explore some tried and true tips for achieving whiter teeth every day.


Are You Ready with Your Dental Resolutions?

December 19, 2023

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New Year's Resolution list that includes going to the dentist

New Year’s Eve is swiftly approaching, making it an ideal time to reflect on the many successes and challenges of the past twelve months. It’s also the perfect opportunity to set goals to improve for the coming year. Many people prioritize their health, whether they plan to start going to the gym every morning or simply want to drink more water. Don’t forget, though, that your dental well-being matters, too. Keep reading for 4 resolutions that can enhance your smile in 2024!


3 Oral Healthcare Habits for Dental Hygiene Awareness Month

October 1, 2023

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Two toy teeth dressed up in Halloween hats sitting on an orange background with dental instruments and a witches broom

Did you know that October is Dental Hygiene Awareness Month? It often gets missed due to all the excitement over fall leaves and Halloween costumes. With the many autumn treats and candies available, there’s really no better time to share information about how to properly tend to your teeth. You wouldn’t want all that sugar causing cavities, after all! Keep reading to learn 3 steps that should be part of everyone’s daily dental hygiene routine, so you can keep your mouth healthy and happy this season!


Summer is a Great Time for Dental Implants

June 9, 2023

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Model of a single dental implantIf you’re ready to join 500,000 Americans this year who are investing in dental implants, now is the perfect time to start your journey to a complete smile. Although it’s never too late to replace your lost teeth, summer provides various advantages. Here’s why you should take a break from soaking up the sun to schedule your dental implant consultation.