woman with white clear ceramic braces

Clear Braces vs. Metal Braces

The choice between clear braces or metal braces is becoming an age-old debate at the orthodontist's office or the dentist's office. For many patients who wish to straighten their teeth, the choice comes down to balancing the affect of orthodontics on your appearance, it's impact on your budget, & the expected or desired outcome for your particular case.

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How Long to Dental Implants Last?

With dental implants becoming a more and more popular solution to replace missing teeth, it's fair to ask: how long do dental implants last? The short answer is that dental implants can last a lifetime. Here's the long answer.

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Your Guide to Understanding How Dental Insurance Works

Most people get their dental insurance through their employer, who will choose it depending on what they expect the dental needs of their employees are. However, if you are self-employed, not working, or your employer doesn’t offer dental insurance, you can sign up for dental insurance as an individual

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The Causes of Wisdom Tooth Pain

Generally speaking, there are two types of wisdom tooth pain: the kind that indicates a problem and the kind that’s just part of growing up.

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The Truth About Oil Pulling

Among the many health fads and rumors going around the web, oil pulling is one that we dentists get asked about a lot. The question is, does oil pulling really prevent tooth decay?

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How Do I Find a Good Dentist Near Me?

Finding a dentist is about finding someone you like and trust. The dental clinic you choose should be you & your family's dental home, your headquarters for all things dental health related. It should be a place where you feel comfortable & where you're greeting by name when you arrive.

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Not Everyone Loses All Their Baby Teeth (Milk Teeth)!

While most people finish losing their primary teeth (also called baby teeth or milk teeth) by age 12, there are some adults who still have at least one baby tooth!

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smile makeover without braces

3 Ways to Re-Shape Your Smile Without Braces

When people think of a smile makeover, many people think of braces. And it's true that braces can create a very powerful before and after image. However, not every smile makeover involves braces.

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drinking water to combat dry mouth and tooth decay

Dry Mouth Isn’t Just Unpleasant…It Can Cause Tooth Decay!

Dry mouth can make it more likely that you'll get tooth decay! The presence of saliva in your mouth is an important part of keeping your teeth healthy.

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Signs of a Cavity

Cavities, or tooth decay, is a fairly common dental ailment, particularly in children or young adults. Even though most of our patients are familiar with what cavities are, we find that many are still surprised when we tell them they have a cavity! That's because many cavities, especially early on, do not cause tooth pain & may not be visible to the untrained eye.

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