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Guard Your Teeth From Injuries

Each year over 5 million teeth are lost by people playing sports.  This issue isn’t limited to youth playing contact sports; athletes of all ages are affected.  It’s often the older athletes who have more random dental injuries such as falling off a bike or tripping and hitting their face.  The majority of these cases…

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Break The Fast: Why Breakfast is the most important meal of the day

Rise and shine…….it’s time to take on the day.  Now that you’re up, it’s time to focus on the most important meal of the day, breakfast.  You may be a person who spends very little or no time and thought on what you are going to eat in the morning.  Some of you may skip breakfast all together. …

Don’t Break The Ice: Why Chewing Ice Is Bad For Your Teeth

During hot summer months, we will do anything to help our bodies cool down, including chewing ice.  You’ve probably been told that chewing ice is bad and here’s why.  Ice cubes are both cold in temperature and is a hard surface.  When your teeth are exposed to extremely cold temperatures, it causes the fibers in…

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4 Simple Ways To Get Your Braces Off Faster

Braces are the best and simplest way to get your teeth straight, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t want them off as quickly as possible.  In fact, the number one question patients ask us is how can they get their braces off sooner?  For braces to be effective it typically takes a couple months…

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Transform Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry

Your smile is one of your most important features!  A winning smile can help influence a potential job, a date, and perhaps even a business deals.  If you have stained, broken, or uneven teeth cosmetic dentistry can help transform your smile. Cosmetic dentistry is different than orthodontics or general dentistry because it improves the overall…

Sweet Sugar-Free Recipes This Summer

Nothing tastes better than a cool, sweet treat during the hot summer months. Most desserts and snacks are loaded with sugar which can damage your teeth. Luckily, we have our favorite tasty sugar-free treats for you to test out this summer. Choco-Peanut Butter Bowl ½ cup lowfat cottage cheese 1 tbsp flax meal 1 tbsp...
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Calm Your Fears With Sedation Dentistry

If you dread the dentist, you’re not alone.  Fear of visiting the dentistry ranks as American’s top fears, up there with public speaking and snakes.  Many would rather endure the pain of a toothache than seek treatment.  Don’t suffer any longer; use sedation dentistry to treat your fear and anxiety of visiting the dentist.  Dental…

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How Dental Crown Works

When your dentist recommends a crown procedure, don’t be alarmed, it is a routine procedure used to save your tooth.  In simple terms, a crown is like a cap that is placed over the tooth and the procedure is done if your tooth is weak, broken or cracked and needs to be held together, to…

Healthy and Delicious Foods To Eat After You Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Getting your wisdom teeth removed is a painful topic.  It is often hard  but these soft yet nutritious foods can soothe your teeth and gums while taking care of your hunger. Smoothies: Smoothies can be a breakfast, lunch, or dinner meal replacement.  Foods like spinach, kale, berries, and almonds give the drink extra flavor and…

Missing Teeth May Increase Dementia

NEW STUDIES have found that missing teeth may increase the risk of developing dementia.  In older adults, there is a direct correlation between the number of missing teeth a person has the more likely a person is to develop dementia including Alzheimer’s disease.  A five year study by following 1,500 senior citizens in Japan concluded:…