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5 Tips For Choosing the Right Toothbrush

It’s been said that “the pen is mightier than the sword.” I’d like to piggyback on that phrase by saying “sometimes, the toothbrush is mightier than the drill.” From a dentist’s perspective, this makes perfect sense: Even though it’s just a piece of plastic tipped with nylon bristles, regular daily use of a toothbrush – especially when combined with its natural partner, ...

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Relax, And A Better Smile Is Yours

Relaxing – like most seemingly impossible requests – is much easier said than done. It’s one thing to know that you should relax and calm yourself, but it’s quite another thing entirely to actually do it. In fact, just reminding yourself, or being told that you need to relax, can actually make it harder for you. There’s a dark side to letting your anxieties get in the way of the ...

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When Gum Disease Gets Out of Control

A smile should last forever. Its importance to your appearance, your confidence, and your health is obvious, yet sometimes the signs of a smile-threatening disease aren’t as obvious. Gum disease is just such one of those conditions. You could already be suffering from an early form of the disease and not even know it. For a time, there might not be any major symptoms that would normally set ...

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Schedule An Early Spring Smile Cleaning

We’re almost out of another Winter, and if you listen closely, you can already hear the birds of Spring singing their song. If you could understand them, what kind of song do you think those birds would sing about your smile? Maybe that’s too much of a stretch of the imagination, but the point is that you certainly don’t feel like singing when you go to brush your teeth before the ...

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Nothing To Fear From Laser Dentistry

Learning to accept treatment is one thing. Actually going through with it is another. Just getting to that point where you are actively seeking to relieve the pain of a toothache or even enhance your smile with a cosmetic procedure is commendable. It can often seem like a Herculean task just to face the flaws with your smile, much less do something about it. Your fear of knives, scalpels, ...

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Teaching Your Child To Accept Treatment

Dentist’s offices usually aren’t the most inviting places in the world. They’re normally cold, impersonal, and uninviting – at least, that’s how you remember them. For kids, the dentist’s office can be all of those things and more. Scary-looking instruments, people wearing masks over their mouths, strange machines making strange sounds. It can all be quite an overwhelming ...

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No Shots. No Drills. Just Great Smiles.

You’ve already got enough pain. That throbbing, nagging pain in your mouth is all you can think about. You’ve done your best to ignore it, and look where that’s gotten you: More pain,  more often. Every moment that goes by without treatment, the problem only gets worse. You are coming dangerously close to a dental emergency, and I hate to tell you this, but when – not if – that ...

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Win The “Sugar Wars” With These Tips

We’ve been talking a lot about Valentine’s Day here recently, but February isn’t just about roses and romance. It’s also national Children’s Dental Health month. Each year, the American Dental Association comes up with a new theme to promote issues that affect the oral health of our children, and for the second year in a row, the theme is “Sugar Wars.” The “Star Wars” ...

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Same-Day Crown Quicker Than Cupid’s Arrow

Smiling just isn’t for you, is it? It’s not like you haven’t tried. You can go through the motions, sure, but you know that your smile isn’t what you want it to be, so you don’t really do it. Not at all, if you can help it. As a result of your far-from-perfect smile, you’ve gone through life keeping it firmly under wraps. You’ve gotten pretty good at hiding it, but you know ...

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A Whiter Smile For Greater Romance

Waiting until the last possible moment to improve your dingy smile isn’t a sound strategy that I’d recommend to my patients. Quality oral health care is never something that you want to rush, and yet, if you have made any plans for this upcoming Valentine’s Day, then you can’t help but feel like you’re in a bit of a pinch. Try as you might, you just don’t seem able to avoid the ...

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