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What Happens During a Dental Cleaning

What Happens During a Dental Cleaning

Dental cleanings are one of the most important things we can do to maintain our oral health–regular exams and cleanings come in behind only regular brushing and flossing and a good diet in terms of caring for our teeth and gums.  While your dentist or oral...
The Truth About Cavities

The Truth About Cavities

Cavities are one of the most common oral health problems, and the one the public is likely most aware of. We all know the basics of cavities–they’re holes that form in the enamel of the tooth and which allow the tooth to become damaged and infected, right? While...
Oral Health and Your Immune System

Oral Health and Your Immune System

We all know that taking care of our oral health is important in ensuring that our teeth remain healthy, shiny, and functional for a lifetime. We also know that taking care of our overall health helps to give us the best possible life we can have. What we often...
Allergies and Oral Health

Allergies and Oral Health

Spring is here in most of the United States, and along with all the birdsong, sunny days, and greenery comes another iteration of allergy season. Estimates vary, but somewhere between 9 and 10% of Americans suffer from some version of seasonal allergies, which in turn...
Upgrade Your Oral Hygiene

Upgrade Your Oral Hygiene

As we’ve said before, your teeth are meant to last a lifetime, giving you years of healthy smiles. And while genetics and circumstances play some role in that, the biggest factor in determining your oral health is your oral health care regime. Your oral hygiene...
Diabetes and Dental Health

Diabetes and Dental Health

Diabetes is a complex and pervasive condition that may impact every aspect of an individual patient’s health. Changing blood sugar levels can take a toll on many parts of the body, including the teeth and gums. Patients with diabetes thus face some particular concerns...
Why We Don’t Participate In Insurances

Why We Don’t Participate In Insurances

Due to the nature of the American healthcare system, insurance has become a politically and emotionally charged issue. Lately, our office has received many questions about our relationship with dental insurance, and in particular why we don’t participate in...
What Happens During a Filling?

What Happens During a Filling?

Fillings are a common dental procedure, used to correct cavities. Many of us may have some vague memory of getting a filling during childhood, while others of us may not need our first filling until well into adulthood. Despite how common they are, however, there are...
Help for Sleep Apnea

Help for Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is often discussed but also often misunderstood. Most properly, sleep apnea is a medical condition in which the patient has difficulty breathing properly while sleeping. This includes periods of shallow breathing, breathing through the mouth, and loud...