Does it matter when I brush my teeth?

When you first rise out of bed do you make a bee-line for the bathroom to brush your teeth? Or perhaps, you’re the kind of person who prefers to brush his or her teeth after you’ve had some water, coffee, and something to eat. While the motivations for when you brush typically fall down to…
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Preventing Dental Injuries on the Field and on the Court

Sports injuries can occur whether you are playing a contact sport or one where contact is not anticipated, but can happen. The proper protection can make the difference between maintaining good oral health; or experiencing a chipped, fractured, or dislodged tooth. Your dentist can assist you by fitting you with a customized mouth guard that…
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Is daily flossing really that important?

When you brush your teeth, your toothbrush reaches about two thirds of the surfaces of your teeth. The one third that your brush doesn’t reach is located between your teeth. These areas are best cleaned using dental floss, so if you don’t floss you are not cleaning your teeth completely leaving areas for bacteria to…
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Enjoy a More Natural Looking Smile with Tooth-Colored Fillings

Do you fear dental work because you are afraid it will make your smile appear unnatural? If you are in need of a restoration, you have options that won’t affect the aesthetics of your smile. In fact, restorations can be completely undetectable because they blend in with the color and luster of biological tooth structure.…
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Why are my teeth sensitive to hot and cold?

Does the thought of a bowl of ice cream or a cup of piping hot coffee make you wince in discomfort? If you struggle with tooth sensitivity, drinking hot beverages or eating cold feeds can be a killjoy. Since tooth sensitivity can produce daily, significant discomfort, many people feel alarmed by these symptoms. Tooth sensitivity…
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How often should I replace my toothbrush?

A general guideline for replacing your toothbrush is every three to four months. However, there are circumstances that might lend to veering from this guide. If you have questions about the condition of your tooth brush, you can address concerns to your dentist. Patients that are vigilant about brushing at least twice daily for the…
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Common Oral Health Problems: Plaque and Tartar

Plaque is a sticky substance made up of bacteria that attaches to the surface of the teeth from food and beverage consumption. Most plaque can be removed from teeth if they are brushed and flossed right away while plaque is still soft. But after plaque has hardened on teeth, and becomes a yellow coating that…
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