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Need a Dentist, but Don’t Have Insurance?

While it is known that oral health greatly impacts your overall health, most Americans unfortunately do not have dental insurance. Because of this, many people often forego visiting the dentist for as long as possible until an emergency occurs or until severe oral/dental conditions arise. Skipping the dentist because of a lack of dental insurance…

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How to Whiten Teeth Faster

When you speak or smile, you want people to see your entire face — not just focus on your teeth. Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to boost confidence in your smile! While you can certainly receive teeth whitening services from your dentist, there are many actions you can take in your daily…

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How to Know if it’s a Dental Emergency

Unfortunately, good oral hygiene is not sufficient to keep the potential for dental emergencies at bay. Because everyone is susceptible to experiencing a dental emergency, it’s important to know your plan of action. Not all dental pain may necessitate an emergency visit, so here is a basic guide to help you determine when you should…

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Is It Really Necessary to Remove Wisdom Teeth?

You are not suddenly “wise” when your wisdom teeth start to grow in — if they even do! Officially known as third molars, wisdom teeth represent a transition in the human skeleton from when the jawbone was larger, to its gradual adaptation to modern life. While most people will develop wisdom teeth — which typically…

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What Are the Pros and Cons of Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a routine restorative dental procedure. Anyone can potentially need an implant for any number of reasons—including major tooth injury, tooth decay or sudden tooth loss. Today’s dental implants are designed to blend in with your natural teeth and can provide an alternative to dentures or bridgework that do not fit well, as…

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Why Would You Need a Tooth Extraction?

Getting a tooth pulled may sound like a worst-case scenario for those with high anxiety about going to the dentist. However, teeth extractions are a routine procedure for your dentist, and can help improve both your oral and overall health. In this blog post, we cover why you might need a tooth extracted and what…

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Is it Really that Important to Floss?

Flossing is an important step to full oral hygiene. However, many people tend to slack when it comes to daily flossing—if they even floss at all. It may seem tedious to floss every night, but it can be a very quick process once you are in the habit of it. Routine flossing can save you…

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Ways to Prevent Bad Breath

No one is immune to a bout of halitosis, more commonly known as bad breath. In fact, one in four people have bad breath, as does an estimated 50 percent of the adult population. In most cases, preventing bad breath is as simple as improved oral hygiene, but for some, the cause lies elsewhere. Keep…

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10 Things You Need to Know Before You Start Invisalign

Invisalign has become one of the most popular treatment options for cosmetic dentistry, especially for teens and adults. The clear aligners are discreet and can offer a more comfortable experience than traditional braces. However, Invisalign requires just as much care and attention as traditional braces in order to achieve the same winning smile. Learn the…

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WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN UNDERGOING INVISALIGN TREATMENT

Teenagers and adults alike seek orthodontic treatment to help them obtain a beautiful and healthy smile. Since the introduction of Invisalign, a more aesthetically pleasing alternative to metal braces, the number of people pursuing treatment has increased. Although popular and effective, Invisalign patients will have a different experience compared to those who opt for metal,…