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A Look at the Charcoal Teeth Whitening Trend: Is it Safe?

December 28, 2018

A Look at the Charcoal Teeth Whitening Trend: Is it Safe?

It seems there are new health and beauty trends becoming popular on the internet every day. It can be a challenge to know which ones are great uses of your time and money – and it can be even harder to see what’s safe. At we keep an eye on the changing trends. Lately we have seen many people using charcoal teeth whitening products. You may wonder – are they safe?

Read on to find out the truth about these products. Then remember to call us at …


The 3 Most Important Steps in Caring for Your Teeth Between Visits to the Dentist

December 26, 2018

The 3 Most Important Steps in Caring for Your Teeth Between Visits to the Dentist

At it is essential that our patients understand that the best thing they can do for their oral health is to visit their dentist twice a year for a thorough cleaning and dental exam. However, that is not all that you can do. There are also steps to take between visits that can help ensure your oral health is as good as possible. Keep reading to learn the three most important steps and then contact us…


The Truth About Dental X-Rays: Are They Really Safe?

December 24, 2018

The Truth About Dental X-Rays: Are They Really Safe?

At our only goal is the excellent care of every patient we work with. As a result, we do use dental x-rays. They give us the opportunity to catch decay and other issues that are not visible to the naked eye. However, some patients understandably worry about dental x-rays and whether they are safe.

The short answer is that if dental x-rays were not safe, we would not use them. To learn more about this issue and why we believe they are safe, keep reading. If it has been more than…


4 Reasons Regular Dental Cleanings and Exams are Essential

December 21, 2018

4 Reasons Regular Dental Cleanings and Exams are Essential

Most people know that their dentist recommends dental cleanings and exams at least every six months. However, it is common for patients to not understand why this is so important. Read on to learn why we recommend frequent cleanings and exams, then contact to make an appointment with a local dentist.

  1. We can remove tartar

  2. Tartar develops on your teeth if plaque is left and has time to harden. If you’ve ever seen your dental hygienist scraping your teeth, then you have seen them removing tartar. It…


Do You Want a Whiter Smile? Consider These Three Options

December 19, 2018

Do You Want a Whiter Smile? Consider These Three Options

No one wants teeth that are less than white yet many people assume that beautiful white teeth are not an option. At we offer many cosmetic dentistry options that can help you get the beautiful white smile you have always dreamed of. Read on to learn about three of the options out there and then decide which one will work best for you.

  1. Whitening toothpastes

  2. If you go to any drug story or grocery store, you will see plenty of whitening toothpastes – along with mouthwashes and…


The 3 Most Common Causes of Tooth Loss in Adults

December 17, 2018

The 3 Most Common Causes of Tooth Loss in Adults

It is normal for children to lose their teeth. In fact, it is often something that is celebrated. When an adult loses a tooth, it is not cause for celebration. Losing even one tooth can have a big impact on the way a person looks as well as the way they can eat. Read on to learn about three of the most common causes of tooth loss in adults. Then contact if you have lost a tooth and need help learning about options such as dental…


5 Situations That Warrant an Emergency Trip to the Dentist

December 14, 2018

5 Situations That Warrant an Emergency Trip to the Dentist

Dental emergencies are no fun for anyone involved. What can be even more frustrating is not knowing if an issue is worth an emergency dental visit or if it can wait until regular business hours. Keep reading to learn about five situations that may warrant an emergency trip to the dentist. You can also contact for assistance.

  1. You are experiencing excessive pain
  2. If you have sudden, intense pain in one tooth then it may be a dental emergency. You may want to try an…


Are These 3 Drinks Safe for Your Teeth? Their Sugar Content May Shock You

December 12, 2018

Are These 3 Drinks Safe for Your Teeth? Their Sugar Content May Shock You

It is not a surprise to most people that sugar is bad for their teeth. Sugar acts as a food for bacteria. Once the bacteria has consumed the sugar, it is digested and releases acid. This can erode the teeth, cause cavities, and lead to other serious dental issues. While many people associate soda with high sugar content, there are other types of drinks that many think are healthy but actually cause quite a bit of decay.

To put things into perspective, consider…


Do You Need to Have Your Tooth Pulled? 4 Reasons it May Be the Best Option

December 10, 2018

Do You Need to Have Your Tooth Pulled? 4 Reasons it May Be the Best Option

Many people hear that they need to have their tooth extracted and immediately become scared. It’s true that having a tooth pulled is not ideal overall, but it’s also true that it is the best option in some situations. At if you want to request an appointment.

  1. Your tooth has become decayed or traumatized
  2. In most cases,…


4 True Facts About Cavities That May Surprise You

December 7, 2018

4 True Facts About Cavities That May Surprise You

It’s true that cavities are relatively common. It’s also true that many people do not know much about them. At if you feel you need a cavity filled or a dental exam.

  1. Cavities are a form of tooth decay
  2. When most people think of decay to their teeth, they imagine their teeth rotting, yellowing, and becoming crooked. While this is what tooth decay can look like, it more…