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Staying On Top Of Oral Health During COVID-19

Let’s face it. None of us planned for 2020 to go quite this way. COVID-19 disruptions are reverberating across the globe on every level. From stock markets to our favorite Thai restaurant, life’s different for now. Many elective dental and medical procedures are on hold as the healthcare system scrambles to keep up.  In most […]

10 Tidbits About Your Teeth

Here are 10 cool dental facts to help you wow your friends and family! You use your teeth to bite, chew, and maybe even engage in some ill-advised package opening. (Tsk, tsk.) Unless a tooth is bothering you, you probably don’t give them a second thought. But there is so much more to your chompers. […]

What Is Sleep Apnea and How Is It Treated?

Sleep apnea is a dangerous sleep disorder that affects millions of Americans. Learn its symptoms and options for treatment. Sleep Apnea is a general term describing a disorder in which a person sporadically stops breathing throughout the night. Episodes of sleep apnea can last from just a few seconds to a few minutes. A patient […]

Don’t Let Your Benefits Go to Waste

Get in early! Schedule your appointments now before the schedule fills up! Each year, millions of dollars are wasted by not maxing out your dental benefits or using up the money set aside in your FSA. Most dental insurance companies reset their “benefit year” starting on January 1st. This means you have until the end […]

A Clean Mouth Might Save Your Life

Professional dental exams and a regular homecare routine do more than keep your mouth clean – they might just save your life! Taking care of your mouth, teeth, and gums are important to your overall health and can prevent cavities, periodontal disease and infections while lowering your risk of heart attack and stroke. As an […]

Bad Breath Causes

Bad breath isn’t fun for anyone. Here are a few causes and some ideas to keep your breath fresh. Sometimes bad breath is the result of a garlicky dinner or morning coffee but sometimes it’s caused by a chronic condition called halitosis. If you have persistent bad breath that doesn’t go away even after brushing […]

What Is Scaling and Root Planing?

If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while or if you have difficulty sticking to a regular brushing and flossing routine, your hygienist or dentist might recommend root planing and scaling. While it might sound scary, scaling and root planing is simply a deep cleaning below the gum line to help treat gum […]

Extractions Don’t Have to be a Pain

Extractions are necessary for many reasons. By following some simple tips, you can avoid many post-op complications and lessen your healing time to get back to normal as quickly as possible. If a tooth is cracked below the gum, has a root fracture, or is periodontally involved and can’t be saved, an extraction might be […]