Strong Tooth Enamel Starts With a Healthy Diet

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In our dental practice, we often see patients who have lost enamel on their teeth. Enamel helps protect our teeth from decay, as well as harsh temperatures and chemicals. It is the hardest mineral substance in our body, but when it is compromised, it leaves the softer dentin layer of your teeth exposed, which leads…

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Signs it’s Time to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth

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Wisdom teeth, those troublesome third molars which typically appear during late adolescence when we are presumably older and wiser, are often a cause for concern among patients in our dental practice. To remove wisdom teeth or not? That is a common question. There are cases when wisdom teeth do not need to be removed: if…

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CariVu™ – Ultimate Smile Design’s Secret Weapon in the Fight Against Tooth Decay

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Creating bright, healthy smiles is our superpower at Ultimate Smile Design. But did you know we have a secret weapon in the fight against tooth decay? We’d like to introduce you to CariVu™ – our dental X-ray sidekick, so to speak. What is CariVu™? CariVu™ is a portable tool we use as an adjunct to…

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The Effects of Coffee on Your Teeth

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In our dental practice, we see firsthand the effects of coffee on our patients’ teeth. Coffee is an essential part of millions of people’s morning routine. It warms us up on a cold morning and gives us the energy we need to start our day. 49% of coffee drinkers would rather give up their cell…

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Safe Dentistry: 4 Questions to Ask Your Dentist

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Patient health and safety is a dentist’s number one priority. We encourage our patients to become informed about how common dental practices affect their health and the precautions that dentists should take to ensure their safety. We’ve compiled a list of questions you should ask your dentist to determine their commitment to safe dental practices.…

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Fear of the Dentist? How to Ease Your Dental Anxiety

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If just thinking about your next visit to the dentist makes you nervous and filled with dread, you’re not alone. Fear of the dentist is common. It’s estimated that between 9 and 20% of patients avoid going to the dentist because of their fears. When you’re searching for a dentist, look for one with a relaxing…

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Are You Flossing Your Teeth the Right Way?

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Your dentist has probably told you (repeatedly) how important it is to floss your teeth. But, did you know there is a right and wrong way to floss your teeth? If you’re doing it wrong, you’re not reaping the benefits of flossing. Flossing helps remove bacteria above the gumline. When you floss, you may think…

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Does Oil Pulling Improve Oral Health?

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In our dental practice, we often talk to patients who are looking for natural ways to improve their health. Oil pulling is a natural oral health aid that has gained popularity recently, although it isn’t a new technique. People have used oil pulling for centuries to keep their teeth and gums healthy and free of…

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Good Oral Health May Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease

Good Oral Health May Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease

Studies have proven that when your mouth starts to show signs of disease some form of health problem is starting to affect the rest of the body. One of the most well-known examples of this is the relationship between gum disease and its effects on the cardiovascular system. Often people who suffer from severe forms…

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How Restorative Dentists are Reducing Patient Fear

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Restorative dentists are becoming extremely popular due to their ability to correct many dental imperfections and conditions. Dentists who use restorative techniques can improve the look of your teeth and give you a more aesthetically pleasing smile. One of the main reasons many patients don’t seek out this type of treatment is the fear factor.…

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