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Why Flossing Isn’t Negotiable

Your mom always said it, and you always ignored it: “Did you floss?”

What you heard was: “Are you sliding a weirdly smooth and tiny piece of string between your teeth while it cuts off the circulation in your fingers?”

What you didn’t hear was: “Are you eliminating the risk of major oral and overall health problems when you get older?”

You probably wouldn’t have cared either way, but isn’t the second question interesting? When you breathe, eat, […]

What To Do About A Chipped Tooth

You’re sitting down to watch a movie with your family when… CRUNCH. You bite down on a kernel of popcorn. The only words that pop into your brain that instant are “uh-oh”. It’s probably nothing, right? Wrong. You go to the bathroom and check to find your Jurassic Park movie night has just been interrupted by a chipped tooth. The worst part? It’s close to the front of your mouth, which means smiling just isn’t […]

Amalgam vs. Composite Fillings

What’s The Difference Between Amalgam & Composite?

To put it plainly, amalgams and composites are just two different types of fillings. Amalgams are known as “silver” fillings, while composites are natural tooth-colored fillings.

 

Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam “silver” fillings used to be the standard choice for all fillings. Made of silver, tin, copper, and mercury (which is necessary to bind the compound), amalgams are strong and long-lasting, though the least aesthetically pleasing of your filling options.

 

Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are […]

No One Wants a Toothache

No One Wants A Toothache

We know. A toothache is annoying. All your daily activities are clouded by constant pain, and what could’ve been a fun lunch out with friends turned into a smoothie to-go, because chewing just isn’t an option.

It’s easy to try and ignore it, but after a while you have to accept that Advil and teeth-brushing aren’t going to make your toothache go away.

A toothache can stem from multiple underlying issues, and it’s […]

What is a CEREC Crown?

What is a CEREC Crown?

If you’ve ever had to wait on a crown before, you’ll understand why a CEREC crown is a big deal. Often, a tooth will get chipped or will crack. A crown is necessary to strong-arm the broken tooth and keep it in place. This not only protects your smile, it also returns it to its full beauty! In the past, you would’ve had to wait weeks. With CEREC, our staff […]

How Digital X-Rays Are Safer For You

Safety First

Teeth are kind of like icebergs. Up above everything looks fine, but you have no idea what’s under the surface. That’s why it’s crucial to get X-rays when you go to a dentist office. You may think that your mouth is in perfect condition, but your beautiful smile may be hiding some little surprises for you.

Why They’re Important

  • Digital X-rays are so precise they can pick up surprises under more than just teeth. They expose […]

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