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 We recommend sealants on all permanent molars for your school-age kids. Your back molars are rough, uneven and a favorite place for leftover food and cavity-causing bacteria to hide. Brushing and flossing are the best ways to ways to help prevent cavities.  There is another safety net to help keep those teeth clean. It’s called a sealant, and it is …

What is the benefit of Full-Arch dentistry versus wearing a denture?

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An unsecured denture can move around while chewing, here’s how dental implants can transform your life.  Dental implants can secure your denture and help prevent jawbone resorption and maintain facial structure, rather than accelerating the resorption process as dentures do. A full-arch means exactly that, the patient receives an appliance for the upper or lower arch. A full-arch with dental …

What is digital dentistry and how does it benefit patients?

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Over the last several years you have been hearing the terms digital workflows and digital dentistry. Let’s dig in to what this means. X-rays are used to collect data to tell us what is going on in the oral cavity. Newer technology called digital dentistry uses an intraoral scanner (wand) and gives us real time data. These scanning devices increase …

What’s the deal with the high price of dental implants?

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First of all the dental implant procedure is not a “one and done” type of procedure. You can expect to see our dental office several times before the procedure is completed. Treatment planning your case includes a 3 dimensional x-ray which allows us to properly diagnose the condition of your teeth, gums, and jawbone to determine if you are a …

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 What is Dentophobia? Dentophobia is a condition in which an individual is genuinely fearful or anxious regarding dental treatment. Dental anxiety can come from a multitude of origins–perhaps a traumatic experience, a family member that shared a bad experience or a lack of feeling in control or lack of education in a specific environment. As dental healthcare professionals our goal …

What is Gum Reshaping?

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A healthy and attractive smile might begin with your pearly whites, but it also requires a harmonious relationship between your teeth, gums, and lips. If you want to build confidence through a more beautiful smile, you might look into a cosmetic procedure like gum reshaping.  Gum reshaping, also known as gum contouring, involves changing the shape of your gums to …

How to plan for unexpected dental injuries

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That will depend on the particular situation. In most cases, a baby tooth getting knocked out isn’t an emergency. We usually wouldn’t attempt to replant a baby tooth because doing so could create problems for the permanent tooth on its way. However, if the tooth wasn’t at all loose beforehand, it’s a good idea to at least give the dentist …

Wearing a mouthguard can save your teeth when you least expect it

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Winter vacation begins soon and we want to remind all the athletes to wear your mouthguards whether you are playing recreational sports or competitive games. If you prefer to get a custom mouthguard we can certainly help you with that. When choosing a mouthguard for contact sports you have 3 options to consider: stock mouthguards, boil and bite mouthguards and …