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The old adage goes, “You don’t have to take care of ALL your teeth…only the ones you want to keep.” You may also have heard, “Ignore your teeth, and they’ll go away.”Two generations ago, it was pretty common for older adults to become resigned to the idea of losing a tooth or several teeth as they aged. Today’s older adults are younger in spirit and in lifestyle. And dentistry makes it possible...
Did you know that a dental cleaning is much more than plaque removal and a polish? In fact, a visit to your dental hygienist can play a large role in your overall health, as well as your dental wellness.Let’s examine how a visit to your dental hygienist plays an important part in your oral & overall health.A Visit to Your Dental Hygienist Keeps Your Mouth Healthy in Ways You May Not...
As a parent, we want to keep our kids happy and healthy, right? So one of the questions we ask is "How do I know if my child needs braces?" One of the most common questions we hear is:"When should my child see an orthodontist?"Braces is a topic that can be very confusing and intimidating to a parent, and it’s common for us as your orthodontist to receive quite a lot of questions surrounding the...
In addition to taking good care of our own teeth, as parents and caregivers we need to cultivate good habits in our children for their long-term dental health.Healthy children's teeth start with healthy habits for kids.Our dentists and hygienists often field questions like, “when should I start brushing my baby’s teeth,” “when do I introduce fluoride,” and “at what age can I expect my child to...
Do you grind your teeth? It may be affecting your health.Are you grinding your teeth in your sleep or during the day? If so, there are solutions. Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a condition that affects approximately 50% of all adults. It can cause issues like TMJ, chronic headaches and the wearing down or cracking of your teeth. When someone has bruxism, there’s often the belief that...

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