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Veneers vs. Crowns: Which One Is Right for You?

When you have a chipped tooth, you probably want it taken care of ASAP. Veneers and crowns are both two common options to repair a chipped tooth. But which one is right for you? Most people think that veneers and crowns are the same treatment, but that’s a common misconception. The main difference is that…

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Straight Teeth: It’s Not Just About Looks

Have you considered straightening your smile with orthodontic treatment? You owe it to yourself to have nice, straight teeth! According to a study, almost 80% of patients who received orthodontic treatment felt that having straight teeth was a life-changing experience. And their self-confidence went way up!  But did you know that there are actual health…

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What Is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

Baby bottle tooth decay is caused by frequent, long-term exposure of a child’s teeth to liquids containing natural sugars, such as milk, formula, and fruit juice. These sweetened liquids cling to infants’ teeth for a long time. Unattended, prolonged exposure to sweetened liquids can lead to tooth decay.  Children that consume sugary drinks prior to…

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The Best Valentine’s Candy for Healthy Teeth

Valentine’s Day is a sugary celebration filled with heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, conversation hearts, and––cavities? It’s a fun day for kids, receiving valentines and nibbling on chocolate goodies, but it can be a bad day for teeth. This year, instead of handing out sticky, gummy candies, consider these tooth-friendly alternatives. Your teeth and your dentist…

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Gum Surgery: What You Need to Know

Periodontal disease is a serious oral health issue, and when left unchecked, it can destroy the bone that supports your teeth. What is most concerning about periodontal disease is how widespread it is, and the increase in gum surgeries it has caused over the last several decades.  According to a report by the CDC, one…

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6 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Oral Health

The new year is a perfect time to establish new habits that benefit your health for years to come. Whether it’s routinely visiting your hygienist, starting to floss, or committing to brushing your teeth after each meal, these goals can be critical for health and overall fitness.  Remember to take baby steps to achieve these…

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