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Whitening: 5 Things to Know Before Getting a Brighter Smile

Whitening: 5 Things to Know Before Getting a Brighter Smile

One of the first things that people notice about you is your smile.  In today’s youth-obsessed culture, a twenty-something with dingy teeth can appear older than a forty-something with a bright, white, sparkling smile. Here are five things to keep in mind as you embark on your tooth whitening journey to the gleaming smile you’ve always dreamed of.

An Attractive Smile Can Improve Your Professional Success

An Attractive Smile Can Improve Your Professional Success

It’s no secret that in the corporate world, your physical attributes (e.g. height, weight, smile, etc) can impact your career.  The most important attribute?  Your smile.  Studies have found that a genuine, attractive smile can help land you a job, close a sale, get a better salary, and motivate others to perform better.  For better or worse, having a great smile is a critical to your professional success.

Sedation Dentistry: What You Need to Know

Sedation Dentistry:  What You Need to Know

If you shudder at the thought of a dental visit, or avoid it altogether, you're not alone. Dental anxiety is very real and it's estimated that up to 20% of people avoid seeing the dentist because of anxiety and fear. We want you to get the care you need - even if you are nervous. That's why we offer sedation dentistry to those who need extra help feeling calm and relaxed during a dental procedure.

How Do I Prevent My Child From Getting Cavities?

How Do I Prevent My Child From Getting Cavities?

Despite the fact that tooth decay is almost entirely preventable, it is the most common chronic disease in children. Untreated dental disease can compromise a child’s ability to eat well, sleep well, and function well at home and at school. Learn what you can do to protect your child from cavities. 
 

How Do I Know If I Have A Cavity?

How Do I Know If I 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 one in your lifetime.  So, how do you know if you have a cavity? Here are some of the symptoms:

What is Plaque and How Can I Avoid It?

What is Plaque and How Can I Avoid It?

Plaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria that lives on the surface of your teeth and along the gumline. It accumulates from normal daily activities such as eating and drinking, especially if you’ve been consuming a lot of sugars and starches. Ever had that fuzzy feeling on your teeth that goes away after you give them a good brush? Yep, that’s plaque.  How can you avoid it?  Read more!

What You Need To Know About Dry Mouth

What You Need To Know About Dry Mouth

We’ve all woken up in the middle of the night and our mouth feels dry as a desert. Maybe it’s winter and the heat’s turned up, or we have a cold and are breathing through our mouth. This is normal! However, for 1 out of 5 adults, this discomfort is part of their everyday lives. Dry mouth, also known, as "xerostomia", is a condition that can have a serious impact on your dental health.

The River Within

The River Within

Everybody loves the brilliance of a friendly smile and the pleasure of chewing their favorite foods.  But in the 1990’s, researchers discovered a correlation between gum disease and other health problems, including heart disease.  Over the last 30 years, evidence has continued to link oral and general health. Here’s a fascinating look at what we know, and how you can help control your risk.