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  1. I Have Crooked Teeth. What are My Options?

    Most people aren’t born with perfectly straight teeth, and having crooked teeth can range from being a cosmetic nuisance to interfering with how someone chews and speaks. Crooked and misaligned teeth can also be traps for food particles, making it easier for plaque buildup to form and for teeth to decay. Crooked teeth are common,…

  2. How to Cope with Dental Anxiety

    It’s estimated that 60 percent of people have some kind of dental anxiety and dental phobia is a recognizable diagnosis in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Even though this shows that dental anxiety is quite common, it can still have an impact on a person’s quality of life.This type of anxiety usually…

  3. Common Tooth Discoloration Causes

    Teeth can become yellowed or otherwise discolored for a variety of reasons, including food and drink choices, bad dental hygiene routines, smoking or other tobacco use, chronic illness or medications, and other reasons. Stains and discoloration happen on the surface of the tooth (the enamel) or sometimes even below the enamel. Stains on the surface…

  4. Sparkling Water is Good for You, Right?

    Drinking water is good for your health in virtually every way – it keeps the proper fluid balance in your body, helps the digestive system to operate smoothly and rejuvenates and moisturizes skin. That’s just to name a few. But drinking plain water can be boring, so many people turn to sparkling water to stay…

  5. Best Ways to Protect your Teeth Enamel

    While you may think that your bones are the hardest substance in your body, it’s actually your teeth. 😮 The outermost layer of our teeth are made up of enamel, a hard mineral substance. Enamel is the fourth layer of the tooth, and the only one exposed. It covers the dentin – calcified tissue that…

  6. Dental Risks for Age 65+

    Taking care of your teeth is important for your entire life, but it becomes particularly vital as you get older. Teeth deteriorate as we age. Chronic conditions and other environmental and social factors can cause problems with oral health over time. Common Risks to Look Out For: Being conscious of the potential hazards to oral…

  7. pH Balance and Your Teeth

    The first thing I think about when I hear ‘pH’ is a swimming pool on a summer day. I know I can’t be the only one either. But actually, a more important pH balance is happening in your mouth. Teeth are especially sensitive to acid– it’s one of the few things that can damage tooth…

  8. Can Diabetes Affect Oral Health?

    More than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), making it one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in the country. Diabetes can make someone more at risk for a number of other conditions, including high blood pressure, heart disease, vision…

  9. Am I a Good Dental Implant Candidate?

    If you are missing a tooth or a few teeth, you may be looking for a solution that allows you to chew, talk, and smile just as you would with all your natural teeth. There are options for people missing teeth, and one of those options (often the best) is dental implants. Dental implants are…

  10. Does it Matter What Kind of Toothpaste I Use?

    We’re confronted with dozens of choices of toothpaste when we go shopping. They all say they keep your teeth clean and prevent cavities. Others say they help whiten, reduce gum disease, help with teeth sensitivity, or use natural ingredients. Does it really matter what kind of toothpaste you use? *Quick answer: yes, yes it does….