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Learn Why It’s So Important to Keep an Eye Out for Signs of Gingivitis

January 27, 2017

Learn Why It’s So Important to Keep an Eye Out for Signs of Gingivitis When people think of gingivitis, they often think of a disease that’s relatively harmless with the exception of giving people bad breath. Many people don’t realize that it’s actually an early for of periodontal disease – which you likely know as gum disease. If you have signs of gingivitis and either don’t notice them or you do notice and decide not to see a dentist, your condition could get significantly worse very quickly.

Untreated gingivitis isn’t going to go away on…


There Are Many Potential Causes of Bad Breath

January 26, 2017

There Are Many Potential Causes of Bad Breath Almost everyone will have bad breath at some point in their lives, though many people wouldn’t admit it. Chronic bad breath, commonly referred to as halitosis, can have serious causes but those who have bad breath occasionally can likely prevent the issue by simply following good home oral care tips. If you have bad breath, feel free to reach out to to find out how we can help in your specific case.

The many causes of bad breath

Most of the time, bad breath is simply caused by oral bacteria. This…


Everything You Need to Know About Getting a Filling

January 24, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About Getting a Filling If you’ve never had a filling then you may be nervous about the process. While it is something that most people will have at some point in their lives, it’s understandable that the first time can be nerve wracking. At we encourage you to give us a call with any questions. You can also read on to learn the basics of the cavity filling process.

Fillings are important

It’s a question we hear all the time: Is a filling really necessary? The truth is that if you have a…


Is Dental Care More Important for Men Than for Women?

January 23, 2017

Is Dental Care More Important for Men Than for Women? All things equal, men don’t need more dental care than women. However, according to many studies, men are less likely to take care of their physical health – and that includes oral health. Other studies have shown that good oral health leads to longer lives. When you then consider that men are less likely than women to get regular dental checkups, you can see that dental care may be more important for men than women.

Men and oral health: Startling statistics

According to one study, men brush their teeth an…


Are Men at a Particularly High Risk for Oral Health Issues?

January 20, 2017

Are Men at a Particularly High Risk for Oral Health Issues? At , we’ve seen patients from every background and both genders take great care of their teeth and we’ve seen people from every background and both genders not take great care of their teeth. That said, we found some interesting stats recently about the difference between risk factors for men and women, as well as their likelihood of good home oral health.

There are a number of factors that lead to higher oral health risks for men

Simply put, men’s oral health is more likely to be poor than a…


The Status of Your Toothbrush: Are You Taking Care of It?

January 17, 2017

The Status of Your Toothbrush: Are You Taking Care of It? We trust our toothbrushes to fight off plaque and to prevent bacteria from growing in our mouths. We trust them to make our teeth sparkle and to leave our teeth feel squeaky clean. But despite all that we trust our toothbrush to do, what do we do for it? At , we are always quick to stress how important home oral care is but we don’t always make a point of stressing the importance of taking care of your tooth brush.

Things not to do…


Elderly Patients Have Many Options to Improve Their Oral Health

January 13, 2017

Elderly Patients Have Many Options to Improve Their Oral Health

It’s true that everyone needs regular dental care but it’s also true that our elderly citizens have unique needs. As life expectancy numbers go up, there is a bigger demand for oral care for folks well into their elder years. Thanks to advances in dental care in the last 50 years, there are fewer elderly folks with missing teeth than there were in previous generations, but there are still typically teeth to repair.

Treating missing teeth in elderly patients

For elderly folks who are missing teeth, there are a few options. There…


Every Member of Your Family Needs Individualized Care

January 12, 2017

Every Member of Your Family Needs Individualized Care

As you search for the right dentist for your family, there are a lot of things to consider. First and foremost, you likely want a dentist who’s experienced and who will offer exceptional care. You’ll find that at – and a whole lot more! We offer individualized care to every member of your family, from children up through the elderly.

Children have unique dental needs

One of the most important things to keep in mind when it comes to a child’s dental care is that you want to do everything you can to develop a…


Get Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry

January 10, 2017

Get Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry

If you’re unhappy with the way your teeth look then you’re likely considering cosmetic dentistry. It’s also true that you likely have many questions. At we’re always happy to answer your questions if you call one of our seven locations. You can also read on to get answers to some of our FAQ about cosmetic dentistry.

What exactly is cosmetic dentistry?

Often the first thing we’re asked is what cosmetic dentistry entails. You know that your traditional dental appointments focus on oral hygiene. We may treat…


Two Ways to Treat Stained or Discolored Teeth

January 9, 2017

Two Ways to Treat Stained or Discolored Teeth

There’s no question that teeth whitening is the biggest concern many people have about the look of their teeth. As a result, there are tons of products and options on the market. At , we want to cover two of the them: Professional teeth whitening versus at home treatments.

What is professional teeth whitening?

Sometimes referred to as teeth bleaching, teeth whitening is simple, painless, and can change the color of the enamel of your teeth. It’s actually a great way to make your smile even brighter. If you’re wondering if you’re a…