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What Do Rubber Bands Do For Braces?

Braces or Invisalign may be a perfect solution for correcting misaligned or crowded teeth and to help improve your smile. In conjunction with the braces or Invisalign, sometimes your orthodontist may prescribe rubber bands or elastics. The rubber bands are typically used to help correct your bite. Your doctor will determine which teeth the rubber […]

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What Is Tooth Decay & How Can You Prevent It?

Tooth enamel is a hard white pearly substance on the outermost layer of a tooth.  Tooth decay develops when there is damage to the enamel.  Tooth decay is a disease that can affect both children and adults.  If left untreated, tooth decay may lead to pain, infection and even tooth loss. Below is important information […]

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Dental Crowns and the Sensitivity That Comes With Them

Sensitivity after receiving a dental crown varies from patient to patient. Occasionally, patients may feel some sensitivity to hot or cold liquids and foods for a period of time. You may also feel aching or a bit of tenderness when you bite. Others may experience an abnormal bite or gum tissue sensitivity. So why does […]

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WHAT IS BOTOX?

Botox is a safe injectable medicine that has been used since the 1970s. The FDA first approved it for ophthalmological use and in the 1990s its use expanded to the treatment of cosmetic concerns. Today there are many applications in which Botox has a therapeutic effect, including treatment of migraines, strabismus (eye muscle problem), TMJ, […]

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Preventing and Treating Gum Disease

Regular dental hygiene visits and homecare are very important to prevent the development of gum and periodontal disease. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to soft tissue damage and bone loss requiring surgery to correct. For this reason, it is very important to practice excellent dental hygiene to prevent the growth of unhealthy bacteria […]

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What is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery? 

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are specialists trained to recognize and treat a wide array of diseases, injuries, and defects in the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region, including teeth, as well as the head, neck, face, and jaws. They are also trained to administer anesthesia and provide care in an office […]

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What is the Difference Between Amalgam and Composite Fillings?

Certainly, no one wants to hear they have a cavity, but substantial advancements in dental technology have assured cavities can be treated quickly and effectively.  There are two main options for restorative materials to choose from, both very effective but can differ slightly in terms of budget and lifestyle requirements.  Read on to learn more […]

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Is Fluoride Safe?

Though fluoride has been a common water and toothpaste additive in the United States since the 1940s, there is still some misconception surrounding whether or not the fluoride is harmful or helpful to humans. Here’s what we know about fluoride, its effectiveness, and whether it’s safe. Fluoride: What Is It and What Does It Do? […]

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Is it Safe to Go to the Dentist During COVID-19?

With the continued presence of COVID-19, many of us are concerned about how risky we should be when it comes to where we go and what services we partake in. And as most states in the US are beginning to loosen regulations and restrictions, a lot of us are looking to get back to our […]

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