Category Archives: Dental Health

Do you know your dental risks?

If you visited a new doctor today, it’s likely they would ask you for a list of your family’s medical history. They’d be interested to know how many relatives you have with heart problems, diabetes, cancer, and so on, as … Continue reading

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Do you really need your wisdom teeth removed?

The topic of wisdom teeth comes up a lot at our practice. Typically, parents come in with their teenagers because they’re curious about having their children’s wisdom teeth removed. They’ve heard that wisdom teeth can cause a number of problems … Continue reading

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Which is My Best Option – Crowns or Veneers?

Something that I’ve seen a lot of lately is crowns being placed where veneers were the best option, and vice versa. Patients enter our practice experiencing issues that could have been avoided if they were treated correctly the first time. … Continue reading

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Want Your Teeth to Outlive You? Avoid These 10 Things

My ultimate goal as a dentist is to help patients to create sustainable dental health, where their teeth will outlive them. Doing this requires me to look 20 or even 30 years in the future when planning out a course … Continue reading

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How to Stop Cavities in their Tracks

As I’ve mentioned before, adults should not be getting any new cavities. Unfortunately, I can’t tell you the number of adult patients I see who are getting them, and bad ones. The problem is that these adults are often susceptible … Continue reading

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3 Reasons You Should Keep Flossing

According to a recent Associated Press (AP) report, there is a striking lack of evidence to show that daily flossing actually prevents gum disease and tooth decay. As a result, the Federal Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion has … Continue reading

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Regain your Confidence with a Winning Smile

Over the years, teeth get worn, discolored and change positions. I often have patients who come in feeling self-conscious about their teeth and want a quick fix. But sometimes it’s more than a couple of teeth that need fixing. If … Continue reading

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6 Things to Know About Canker Sores

About 20 percent of the population has had a “canker sore,” officially called an apthous ulcer. It’s a painful sore that I see my patients dealing with frequently. As a result, I get asked a lot of questions about canker … Continue reading

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3 Steps to Regain Your Dental Health

There are many reasons people don’t go to the dentist. However, in my many years as a dentist, I’ve found three to be most prevalent: (1) their dental health has been put on the back burner, (2) they are embarrassed … Continue reading

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Teeth Whitening 101: Over the Counter vs. Professional Whitening

As a cosmetic dentist, I get asked about teeth whitening all the time. What I tell my patients is this: Whitening works, for some people. The truth is that the success of the tooth whitening depends first on the quality … Continue reading

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