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What is Plaque?

 Most people have heard of the word “plaque,” and know it’s not something you want on your teeth. Yet, they don’t know what exactly plaque is or how it contributes to dental decay. Plaque is a...
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How Often Should You See the Dentist

        We love our patients, so we’d be more than happy to see you every day! Alas, we realize that’s not really possible, so here are some more realistic guidelines for making appointments. In general, it all...
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Reasons You May Have A Dry Mouth

       We all know drinking enough water is good for our health. And when you’re feeling parched, there’s nothing better than a tall drink of ice-cold water to dampen that dry mouth of yours. But what do you...
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How to Know if You Have a Cavity

        According to the National Institutes of Health, the most prevalent health condition after the common cold is tooth decay. It’s more than likely that if you haven’t already had a cavity, you will develop at least...
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Proper Brushing FAQs

Mouth open or mouth closed? After lunch or after dinner? Flat or at an angle? We brush our teeth every day (hopefully!), but who knew it was this complicated. Just grab a brush a get to work, right? Not so fast, my friend! There are actually some best...
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Second Opinion: Is toothpaste necessary?

            July 5, 2017 -- The first commercially produced toothpaste was launched in 1873 and sold in a jar. Today, more than 1,400 different types of toothpastes are available online and in stores. But, my patients ask,...
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What You Need To Know About Crossbites

Typically, when a parent brings a young child to the dentist, the last discussion they’re expecting to have is one centered on braces and orthodontic appliances. Yet, even at ages three and four, a talk about braces, sagittal expanders,...
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The One Thing about Flossing Hardly Anyone Does Correctly

There are three steps to developing a good flossing routine. Make it easy. Make it fun. And do it correctly. To make it easy, simply leave the floss container...
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