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What Is Periodontal Probing?

“You’re going to do what? With that what?!” You may recall hearing these numbers called out at your dental visit, “Two, One, Two, Three, Two, Four.” But what do they really mean and should you even pay attention to them? Periodontal probing is a normal and routine way your dentist or dental hygienist evaluates your gum…

February – Children’s Dental Health Month

Why are baby teeth so important? They just fall out anyway, right? Wrong. Baby teeth are very important to maintaining a healthy smile for a person’s lifetime. We need to help our children and grandchildren develop good dental habits now so they can keep their permanent teeth forever. The American Dental Association sponsors Children’s Dental…

What You Need To Know About Wisdom Teeth Removal

In 2020, 10 million wisdom teeth will be extracted in the United States. That’s a lot of teeth! Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to develop in the jawbone. They usually begin to erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. However, the adult jaw is typically done growing by age 18….

Does Pregnancy Affect Your Teeth?

Congratulations, you’re expecting! Pregnancy is an amazing time; full of happiness and joy but sometimes all the changes flood our mind with questions and concerns. When it comes to your dental health we want to answer your most common questions and offer some encouragement. For starters, pregnancy does not ruin your teeth. Your developing baby…

Dental Erosion – What You Need To Know

Did you know? Tooth enamel is harder than bone – it’s the toughest tissue in the human body. Yet, our diets, tooth brushing habits, stress, acid reflux, even some mouthwashes can cause dental erosion. When the enamel is weakened, worn down and lost it is considered dental erosion. The good news is dental erosion can…

Invisalign – Better Than Braces?

The time has never been better to explore the option of Invisalign, clear aligners, to straighten your teeth. Invisalign has been around for over two decades. The first patients started treatment in 1999. Over 3 million patients have successfully completed orthodontic treatment using Invisalign technology. The most frequent question we hear is, “Is Invisalign really…

Improve Your Smile With Cosmetic Bonding

We all want a perfect smile, but not all of us can afford a mouth full of crowns and veneers. Is there another option to achieve a beautiful straight white smile without the high price tag and long dental visits? Yes, cosmetic bonding will give you the look and function you want with less time…

Tired Of Feeling Tired?

Snoring, tossing, turning, waking up throughout the night and feeling tired after a full eight hours of sleep. Can you relate? Or do you know someone who is tired of feeling tired? Sleep apnea is on the rise. Most recent statistics have revealed that 22 million Americans suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. That means one…

Am I At Risk For Oral Cancer?

Did you know in the United States one person dies every hour from oral cancer? Over 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral and oropharyngeal cancer every year. If it is discovered and diagnosed early, the five year survival rate is 84%. However, if oral cancer is not found until the later stages, the five year survival…

5 Common Questions About Dental Implants

Dental implants are the ideal choice for single tooth replacement. They provide a strong support that integrates into the jawbone. The implant acts as an artificial tooth root, which can then support a crown to give you a fully functioning tooth once again. Three million people in the United States have at least one dental…