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What is a Cavity?
What is a Cavity?

What is a Cavity?   Tooth decay is the softening of the tooth enamel due to  acids created by bacterial plaque when they break down sugar in the mouth. It’s not very hard to understand cavities. Decay occurs over time and it results in cavities – a defect in the tooth. Enamel is the hard,…

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How is Tooth Pain Related to a Sinus Infection?

    How is Tooth Pain Related to a Sinus Infection?   Tooth pain or discomfort may be caused by several factors. The most common tooth-related causes of pain include cavities, cracked teeth, or tooth sensitivity due to eating cold or hot foods. Although it’s not as common, a sinus infection can also trigger tooth pain. If…

The Importance of Early Orthodontics

The Importance of Early Orthodontics Take a look at images from the 50’s and 60’s and you’ll notice that many smiles are framed with heavy metal braces. If you compare that to high school kids today, it’s a sight that is less commonly seen. What has changed? Nowadays, there are many affordable ways to fix…

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Why Good Oral Health Means Good Overall Health

Why Good Oral Health Means Good Overall Health   The desire to have a healthy mouth, teeth and gums is everyone’s goal. If you pursue good oral hygiene, you’ll more than likely prevent having bad breath, tooth decay, or any form of gum disease for the rest of your life.  

Which Comes First — Brushing or Flossing?
Which Comes First — Brushing or Flossing?

Which Comes First — Brushing or Flossing? It’s time to puzzle this out because people are always wondering about which comes first: brushing or flossing. Many say that brushing before flossing is the proper way of cleaning the teeth, while others argue that flossing before brushing makes the teeth healthier. Truth is, either way is…

Dental Hygiene Tips for Seniors Having Dental Complications
Dental Hygiene Tips for Seniors Having Dental Complications

It’s a universal truth that maintaining good oral health becomes extra challenging as you get older. We know that there are several common oral health problems that come with aging, so this is possible even through a lifetime of good oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist. Seniors are most likely to encounter dental…

Affordable Ways to Fix Your Smile
4 Affordable Ways to Fix Your Smile and Boost Your Confidence

Two things will happen when you smile in front of the mirror: 1) you will either get a boost of confidence, or 2) you won’t. How your smile looks affects how you perceive yourself and how people feel about you. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), about 74% of people believe that…

How to Ease Your Child's Dental Anxiety
How to Ease Your Child’s Dental Anxiety

It’s extremely normal for your child to get anxious before their dental appointment, especially if it’s their first time. But for non-first-timers, their previous experience is what triggers the anxiety. Either way, there are several things you can do to help ease your child’s fears at dental appointments:  

How Fluoride Protects Your Smile
How Fluoride Protects Your Smile

It’s easy to smile when you’re confident in your oral health and your teeth look like sparkly pearls. That’s why you maintain proper oral care, right? Having healthy teeth boosts your confidence and keeps your smile healthy for years to come. Treating your teeth with fluoride should be an integral part of your oral health care…

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What Are Dental Crowns And Tooth Bridges?

What Are Dental Crowns And Tooth Bridges?   A dental crown is used to cover a damaged tooth. It does not only strengthen, but it also aims to align and improve the shape of the tooth. You can choose your desired color and the material to be used for the “capping.”  You can also place…