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Six Tips to Prepare Your Child for a Visit to Your Family Dentist

May 29, 2018 11:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Is your child about to visit the dentist for the first time? Or, do they tend to have a meltdown before dental appointments? Here are six tips to help prepare your child for a visit to your family dentist: Visit a family-friendly dentist: Like doing your homework to find a handyman or babysitter, you need to research dental offices in your area that specialize in pediatric dentistry, or at least have friendly dentists on staff. Once you find a dentist, ask if you and your child can tour their office. This gives kids the opportunity to see where they will... View Article

Five Reasons Why Your Dentist Wants You to Floss Every Day

May 15, 2018 11:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We are all told from an early age that flossing is important for dental health, and it should be a part of our regular oral hygiene routine. The reality is that many people skip flossing because they think oral health problems can be avoided simply by brushing their teeth twice a day. But if you see your dentist and they strongly suggest you floss more, maybe you really should! After all, dental floss goes where your toothbrush cannot reach. Floss before or after brushing—it does not matter, just as long as you floss once a day. Now, here are five... View Article

Good Reasons to Consider Dental Implants

May 1, 2018 2:22 am Published by Leave your thoughts

If you are missing teeth, talking to your dentist will open your eyes to your tooth replacement options—for example, dental implants. Below is some helpful information, as well as a few good reasons to consider dental implants. Tooth replacement options While there are several options to replace missing teeth, like placing a fixed bridge, most dentists will agree that the primary goal of dental care is to preserve patients’ natural teeth for as long as possible. The downside of a bridge is that the procedure usually requires altering healthy teeth. To preserve all your other teeth, your dentist is likely... View Article

Cosmetic Dentistry Isn’t Just About Looks

April 18, 2018 2:22 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Did you know that cosmetic dentistry is not just helpful for aesthetic reasons? It also offers fantastic restorative and dental health benefits to improve appearance and overall wellbeing. While some cosmetic dental procedures are more complex, requiring specialized equipment, you may be surprised to learn that some are relatively quick and simple. Here are four types of cosmetic dentistry that can help improve your oral health and the appearance of your teeth. Inlays and onlays Inlays and onlays are also called indirect fillings, but you may not be familiar with these unless you’ve needed one. The typical use for an... View Article

How the Same-Day Crown Process Works

April 16, 2018 7:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Some people are skeptical of getting crowns. They believe the process will be very painful. They’ve heard horror stories about people’s crowns becoming loose or falling off completely. They may want to avoid the whole thing and erroneously think that it’s better to live with the pain. In the past, these complaints actually had some validity. Crowns were liable to fall off or become loose, and the process could be painful. Luckily, this is no longer the case, because patients can choose to do same-day crowns and achieve incredible results. With same-day crowns, you don’t have to repeatedly go to... View Article