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Less-Popular-But-Still-Effective Tooth Whitening Solutions

And there are more! If you missed the first two blogs on whitening solutions and how to determine which is best for you, visit https://dentalpassions.com/tooth-whitening-solutions-by-cost/ and https://dentalpassions.com/over-the-counter-teeth-whitening/. But for now, let’s talk about the least talked about whitening solutions: At-home-whiteners that use light and toothpaste. At-Home-Whiteners...
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Why do I Need Fluoride?

Fluoride is one of the best weapons in the battle against tooth decay, as it is one of three minerals that can successfully remineralize—or regrow—enamel (the protective layer of a tooth) when bacteria and sugars attack it. Without remineralization, your teeth would be lost to demineralization, which occurs when acids from the foods and drinks you consume eat away at your teeth. Not only can...
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Dental Comfort is Your Right

We all start out innocent. Maybe we learn fear from our parents. Maybe we have a bad experience in the dental chair which we are afraid to relive. Whatever, your reason, if you experience agitation about going to the dentist, you are rather normal! Millions of others just like you live with dental phobia. For some people, the idea of having someone look closely at their teeth keeps them up at...
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The Hot New Smoking Trend

It seems that smoking has been part of human history for as long as we can remember. The earliest cigarettes, made from reeds and smoking tubes, date back to the 9th century in Central America. Since then, this pastime has continued to grow in popularity. It is especially prevalent in developing countries. However, as cigarette use has soared, the opposition to it has as well. Now, with so much...
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A Dental Visit Could Save Your Life

Back in the day, a trip to the dentist meant a routine cleaning, x-rays, and filling a cavity if needed. Not much more was expected. So much has changed in dentistry in the past decade. Of course we still offer the basic cleanings, evaluations, and maintenance. But nowadays, a visit to the dentist is so much more. Many dentists now offer numerous cosmetic procedures from teeth whitening to...
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Does Your Child Have a Tooth to Grind?

You check on your sleeping child. You love to see her sweet innocent face as she slumbers. You wonder what she might be dreaming. Suddenly your thoughts are interrupted by a disturbing sound coming from your child’s mouth. She is grinding her little teeth. Is this normal? Should you worry? Bruxism is the clinical term for teeth grinding or gnashing. It is not uncommon in children and some...
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We Promise Honest Communication & a Relaxed Environment

Before we ever discuss your dental needs, it is important to me that you feel comfortable enough to share how you feel about your dental health and your appearance.  We are sensitive to any uneasiness you have—our practice is based on honest communication and a relaxed environment.  It is important to us that you feel comfortable with our ability as well as the dental procedures themselves. Life...
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Beautiful Teeth in a Snap!

A beautiful smile doesn’t have to be complicated and take years to achieve with painful metal braces. No, the smile of your dreams could be just a snap away. Snap-On Smile is a simple and painless solution. Snap-On Smile is a patented hi-tech dental resin that is very thin yet very strong. It fits right over your teeth and suddenly you have a wonderful smile. I am happy to offer Snap-On Smile at...
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Wedding Prep: Don’t forget to get your smile ready.

So you are making plans for your wedding! Congratulations! We know there are a lot of things to plan for but don’t forget to prepare your smile. Going in for your regular checkup is a good start to make sure your smile is bright. You may also want to talk with your dentist about any tooth realignment procedures that will help you feel confident smiling widely for the camera. There are modern...
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Oral Care is Important For Little Ones Too

Did you know that a baby’s teeth actually begin formation during the second trimester of pregnancy? Additionally, proper care for children’s teeth begins even before the first baby tooth breaks the gumline. By massaging your baby’s gums with a damp washcloth you help keep bacteria away. As teeth begin to come in use a soft bristled toothbrush to gently scrub the teeth. Around age two, children...
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