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What’s The Difference Between a Crown and a Filling?

April 8, 2024

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There are plenty of restorative dental options out there, so it’s understandable if you’re a little confused about the difference between a crown and filling. Not only do they treat similar issues, but they’re also arguably some of the most common dental treatments out there. There’s a lot of information to sift through.

Fortunately, your dentist can help you determine which restoration is best for you. In the meantime, however, keep reading to find out which option you should lean towards.

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Squeaky Clean: A Day in the Shoes of Your Dental Hygienist

February 9, 2024

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Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at your dental office? While your dentist often takes center stage, the unsung hero might be your dental hygienist. These skilled professionals play an important role in supporting your oral health and ensuring that your dental visits are effective. If you’re curious what a day in the life of your hygienist might look like, continue reading!

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Thankful Teeth: 5 Ways to Care for Your Smile This Thanksgiving

October 11, 2023

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While it may seem like summer just ended, turkey day is already right around the corner. So, now is the perfect time to start preparing for a holiday that’s as delicious as it is smile-friendly. After all, the last thing you want is to start 2024 with a mouthful of cavities! To help prevent that from happening, keep reading to learn a few tips on how to care for your smile this Thanksgiving.

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What Is the Difference Between Invisalign and ClearCorrect?

August 11, 2023

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Clear aligners allow adults and teens to achieve a straighter, healthier smile without the conspicuous wires and bands of traditional braces. Invisalign and ClearCorrect are two of the most recognized clear aligner treatments today. While both companies make a quality product, knowing the differences between them can help you decide which is right for you. Here’s what you should know about the differences between Invisalign and ClearCorrect.

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Calcium & Your Oral Health

July 25, 2023

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In today’s fast-paced world, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be challenging, and one aspect often overlooked is dental care. However, good oral health is essential not only for a beautiful smile but also for overall well-being. So, keep reading as we explore the importance of dental health, its connection to your overall health, and offer practical tips to help you maintain a radiant smile and a healthier life.

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Is My Tooth Pain the Result of Sinus Pressure?

July 13, 2023

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Woman holds cheek in pain.

When most people experience tooth pain, contacting their dentist is typically their first move. After all, they’re the most qualified person for identifying the cause and administering effective treatment. In some cases, however, the cause of pain in your teeth can have nothing to do with them at all. Read on to learn about how sinus pressure can cause dental pain and how to tell if your dentist is the best medical professional to give you relief.

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How Your State Ranks for Oral Health

June 10, 2023

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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), around 37% of adults in the US have gone at least one year without visiting their dentist—and this has led to several states having unfavorable oral health levels across all of their denizens! But it’s not just about regular oral care; many other lifestyle factors contribute to declining oral health. Here’s some useful information from your trusted dentist about some of the states with the best and worst oral health, along with a few noteworthy factors that play into it.

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Digital Impressions Systems: The Secret to Better Dental Restorations

June 3, 2023

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a patient visiting his dentist

Dental technology continues to advance at an impressive rate; providers are now capable of doing so much more than what was previously possible, thanks to all of the nifty gadgets and innovative tools that are now housed within many dental offices. One of these technologies, which is well-known for leading to better-fitting, higher-quality dental restorations, is the digital impressions system. Here’s a closer look at this impressive technology and how the detailed images it creates are incredibly useful when it comes to providing top-of-the-line dental care.

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Waterpik or Dental Floss – Which is Better?

May 24, 2023

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man using Waterpik

Maintaining proper oral hygiene goes beyond just brushing your teeth. Cleaning the spaces between your teeth is equally important for overall dental health. However, finding the most effective method to clean these interdental spaces can be a challenge. Whether you struggle with traditional flossing or are unsure about investing in alternative tools like a Waterpik, we’re here to guide you. Keep reading as we provide valuable insights on the best way to clean between your teeth.

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4 TikTok Dental Trends to Avoid

May 9, 2023

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With the rapid rise of TikTok’s influence on popular culture, it’s no surprise that numerous trends have emerged across various communities. While many of these trends are entertaining and harmless, it’s crucial to recognize that some TikTok challenges can have detrimental effects, particularly when it comes to dental health. To ensure the continued health and beauty of your teeth, here are four TikTok dental trends that can pose risks to your beam.

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