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All About Dental Bridges
All About Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are a long-established restoration for missing teeth. While dental implants seem to get most of the attention nowadays, a bridge may still be the best solution to keeping your smile — as well as your ability to chew, should the bridge be used to replace missing molars. A dental bridge is a false…

Teeth Whitening: Is it Safe to DIY?
Teeth Whitening: Is it Safe to DIY?

A bright, white smile helps make a person appear youthful, energetic and healthy. But teeth that become darkened and yellowed over the years – or were never white because of genetics or thin enamel – can have a negative effect on your self-confidence. Especially in today’s “new normal” of video conferencing, white teeth go a…

Deep Teeth Cleaning: Everything You Need To Know
Deep Teeth Cleaning: Everything You Need To Know

Hopefully, you’re accustomed to the twice-annual cleaning that your dentist’s hygienist performs as part of your regular checkup. But if you’re experiencing symptoms of periodontal disease, your dentist will recommend a deep cleaning procedure. While this may sound ominous, deep cleaning can — with diligent follow-up on your part — put you back on the…

How To Know If You Suffer From TMJ Disorder
How To Know If You Suffer From TMJ Disorder

The simple acts of speaking, chewing and swallowing are easy to take for granted. But for those who suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, every jaw movement results in pain. Even when the jaws are at rest, those affected may still experience discomfort.  As our blog post — “Jaw Pain? It Could be a TMJ…

Are Online Teeth Aligners Safe?
Are Online Teeth Aligners Safe?

From banking to making major purchases — such as homes and cars — more consumers than ever feel comfortable bypassing traditional providers to deal directly with online services. Unfortunately, this trend includes medical treatments that should require a doctor-patient relationship. Case in point: online teeth aligners. Also known as mail-order teeth aligners, these products are…

What is Periodontal Surgery?
What is Periodontal Surgery?

If your periodontist tells you that you need periodontal surgery, feeling anxious is an understandable first reaction. However, learning what it involves and how it will improve your oral – and overall – health can help you feel better and more confident. In this blog post, we’ll cover the reasons your periodontist may recommend periodontal…

What Are Veneers?
What Are Veneers?

Everyone wants a perfect smile! But sometimes, even those who take perfect care of their teeth can’t attain one naturally, for numerous reasons. Fortunately, a dazzling smile can be yours through the technology and artistry of cosmetic dentistry. While there are several options available, veneers may be the right solution – depending upon your oral…

What You Need To Know About Dental Bone Grafts
What You Need To Know About Dental Bone Grafts

When it comes to bone grafts, the procedure sounds more frightening than it really is. Dental bone grafting is a well-established, proven treatment method that replaces missing bone in your jaw to provide a secure platform for dental implants, as well as to restore bone that has been reabsorbed as the result of periodontal (gum)…

Types of Gum Disease
Types of Gum Disease

Preventing tooth decay is what people typically consider to be the main goal of oral health. While cavity prevention is obviously important, healthy gums are the true foundation of not only oral health but overall health. As a Healthline article so succinctly puts it, “Even if you’re cavity-free and have the pearliest chompers in town,…

Is It Safe to Go Back to the Dentist?
Is It Safe to Go Back to the Dentist?

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on every aspect of healthcare – including dentistry. Dental practices were closed except for emergencies during the peak of the pandemic in the spring and summer of 2020. Now as dental offices have reopened, there are numerous news reports about children who are going without preventive dental…