How do cavities form?

Many people think that sugar consumption is the primary reason dental decay occurs. But that is only part of the reason. Sugar and carbs from foods and beverages consumed cling to bacteria already living on teeth. During digestion this bacteria turns into acids that, if allowed to stay on teeth, can eat away at the…
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A Healthy Body and Healthy Smile Go Hand in Hand

You work hard to keep your body in great shape so you will look your best. You may spend hours every week in the gym. But did you know that in a fraction of that time spent, you can keep your smile looking great as well? A few minutes daily can help promote a beautiful…
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Keeping Your Toothbrush (and Mouth) Free of Harmful Bacteria

Your toothbrush is a valuable tool in the fight to maintain great oral health throughout your lifetime. And it will continue to do so if you provide the proper care for it … and just as importantly, make sure you see your family dentist for teeth cleaning and dental exam at least twice a year.…
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Eat This, Not That: The Best and Worst Foods for Teeth

  A healthy diet is made up primarily of vegetables, fruits, dairy, protein, and healthy grains. A healthy diet coupled with the appropriate daily oral hygiene regimen and regular visits with your family dentist can help you maintain great oral health. Healthy Foods The variety of fresh vegetables available year round can be supported by…
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Tips to Prevent Tooth Decay

Dental decay seems prevalent in children because their teeth have not fully developed lacking key nutrients and minerals possessed by adults. Your family dentist has several solutions and suggestions that can help keep the teeth of all family members in tiptop shape. Children should experience their first visit with the family dentist at the age…
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Purpose of a Dental Sealant

Our family dentist provides preventive oral health treatments that can thwart the development of common disease. Preventing disease not only preserves oral health, it can help keep one’s healthcare costs low. When common conditions like tooth decay progress without treatment, it can cause permanent damage to one’s teeth along with affecting the health of surrounding…
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4 Important Steps to Keep Your Child’s Teeth Healthy

Establishing good oral health in childhood can help prevent serious dental disease during one’s lifetime. While our family dentist provides a number of treatments to address common conditions like dental caries and gum disease, there are steps parents and caregivers can take to preserve the health of their children’s teeth at home. Some of these…
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Negative Effects of Brushing Too Hard

Many patients mistakenly believe they need to scrub their teeth to remove or keep dental plaque in check. Brushing too hard or using the wrong tools for daily oral maintenance can damage your teeth, and your family dentist will explain the correct way to brush to maintain optimum dental health. Some of the negative effects…
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Do I have to live with tooth sensitivity?

When you drink hot and cold beverages do you experience a sharp, aching pain? Do certain foods cause you discomfort? Living with tooth sensitivity is more than an inconvenience. This common dental condition affects your quality of life as well as your health. Fortunately, there are ways you can reduce your discomfort. Our family dentist—who…
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I’m not experiencing pain, could I still have a dental problem?

Oral discomfort is generally a great indicator that you may be experiencing a dental problem. But big dental problems often start out with little or no pain. Regular visits to see your family dentist coupled with following the daily hygiene guidelines provides the maximum benefit; but even the most diligent care can result in a…
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