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Why You Should Get a Filling Even if Your Cavity Doesn’t Hurt

You may be wondering why it’s necessary to get a cavity filled if it isn’t causing you pain. But even if they don’t hurt, cavities can cause further damage to your teeth. Dental fillings help prevent that future damage, as well as the discomfort it could bring!

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Your Guide to Eco-Friendly Dental Care

You probably already know that it’s important to keep up with daily brushing & flossing to keep your teeth & gums healthy & maintain your oral health. But you may be wondering how to keep up with these habits while lowering your impact on the environment. 

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Some Wisdom About Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the name for your third permanent molars, which typically appear from age 17-25. It is thought the name "wisdom teeth" comes from the fact that they appear long after all your other permanent teeth, when you a much older & wiser. Most people have four wisdom teeth, one in each quadrant of the mouth (upper left, upper right, lower left, lower right).

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The Endless Uses of Dental Floss

Floss is very durable—it has to be to slide between teeth without breaking. That also makes it useful in other situations, making floss an extremely versatile tool to have around the house. Keep reading for some creative ways to use floss in your day-to-day life.

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How Braces Can Save You Money

Many people think of braces as a method of getting straighter teeth, & while that’s true, braces can also help prevent a lot of other dental health issues. Because these dental problems can eventually become expensive to fix, getting braces can actually save you money in the long run. 

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How Healthy Gums Improve Your Resistance to Disease

We all know oral health is important, but did you know that having a healthy mouth can help keep the rest of your body healthy too?

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You Might Be Using Too Much Toothpaste

We’ve all seen those commercials & ads that show a toothbrush with a generous swoosh of toothpaste. While that imagery is very satisfying, in reality that’s way more toothpaste than anyone needs.

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How Often Should You Replace Your Toothbrush?

We've all heard that the pen is mightier than the sword. You might also say that the toothbrush is mightier than the drill! That's because if you wield your toothbrush properly, it's a very powerful weapon against tooth decay & gum disease. But like any tool, if you want it to work best, you need to take care of it.

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The Many Ways We Provide Gentle Dental Care

When we talk to patients about dentistry, one of the main concerns they bring up is whether the dental care they receive will be gentle. As dentists, our main concern of course is your health, but we understand the desire to have a gentle dental care experience. We know it's not everyday you have to let another person look around your mouth, so we strive to do all we can to make sure your visit & your treatment comfortable, & we mean this in the broadest sense possible.

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