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The Big Deal about Gum Disease

Periodontitis means “inflammation around the tooth” – it is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and bone that supports the tooth. With periodontitis (gum disease), the alveolar bone around the teeth is slowly and progressively lost. Microorganisms, such as bacteria, stick to the surface of the tooth and multiply – an overactive …

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Are You Tired of Not Sleeping?

You may be among the 60% of normal adults who snore at least occasionally or you likely know someone who does. He (or she) may be the brunt of jokes at family gatherings. However, snoring is not a laughing matter. Snoring is more common in men than in women. When you sleep, the muscles in …

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May the FLOSS Be With You!

Flossing is an important oral hygiene practice. Tooth decay and gum disease can develop when plaque is allowed to build up on teeth and along the gum line. Professional cleaning, tooth brushing, and cleaning between teeth (flossing and the use of other tools such as interdental brushes) have been shown to disrupt and remove plaque. …

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The Craze with Clear Aligner Therapy

I’m sure by now most of you have seen the commercials highlighting all of the options for straightening your smile using clear aligners such as Invisalign.  Many of my patients have wanted to have straighter teeth for years and are realizing how easy it is using clear aligners.  With Clear aligners you can choose to …

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Same-Day Crowns and Bridges

No more messy impressions, bothersome temporaries or second appointments! One of the most cutting edge advances is the inclusion of the CAD/CAM (also known as Same-Day Dentistry) technology in dentistry. The CAD in this technology stands for “computer-assisted design,” and the CAM for “computer-assisted manufacture.” Together, they translate into fewer dental visits to complete procedures …

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National Children’s Dental Health Month

Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Oral health is a major factor to overall health and it all begins at birth. The Academy of General Dentistry encourages parents to schedule their child’s first dental visit as early as one year of age or when they receive their first tooth. This begins an early introduction …

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Easy Smile Makeovers for the New Year!

Happy New Year! I love the New Year because it gives us all a chance to start fresh, to begin again on those long-forgotten goals. Is fixing or improving your smile a nagging goal year after year for you? Or is it simply something that you say “someday” year after year.  With in-office conscious sedation …

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Straighten Up in September with Invisalign

Are you or someone in your family interested in getting a straighter smile with Invisalign?  We have been a proud Invisalign provider since 2006 – so we definitely know a thing or two about it! Sure, there are other options out there for straightening your teeth, but none offers the level of comfort, convenience and confidence …

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Summer Is Here! Watch for Cavities!

Myths and Facts about Dental Cavities Now that summer is here, camps and vacations make is difficult to limit our kids sugary snacks and monitor their brushing habits.  Here are some fact about cavities to keep in mind during these long, hot days of summer.1. Sugar Is the Prime Cause of Cavities True and False. In reality, …

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Sleep Apnea – It’s not a joking matter!

Obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder. It causes breathing to repeatedly stop and start during sleep.There are several types of sleep apnea, but the most common is obstructive sleep apnea. This type of apnea occurs when your throat muscles intermittently relax and block your airway during sleep. A noticeable sign of obstructive …

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