Woman with Cold Sore

What To Do About Cold Sores?

Shrug Them Off, or Seek Help? Cold sores, aka fever blisters, are known to medical professionals as outbreaks of the herpes simplex virus. Most of us have experienced them at one time or another, on the lips or inside the mouth. They can be spread by kissing or by sharing spoons, cups, or razors with […]

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Toothbrush and Floss

Prevention: A Renewed Commitment

With new materials and procedures, dentistry has evolved from “if it hurts, yank it,” to true preventive medicine. We can thank fluorides for the terrific rate of cavity-free children, and new anesthetics have made dentistry more comfortable than ever. Sealants, safer X-rays, and space-age plastics have all become commonplace in the course of comprehensive care […]

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Glossary

Dental Jargon—into English!

Does it ever seem like everyone you do business with—from the auto mechanic to the attorney to the tax accountant—uses a secret language to describe what you’re paying for? You’d like to know what they’re talking about, but you’re afraid to ask. Maybe it’s over your head. Maybe they don’t really want you to know. […]

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Man with Headache

Mystery Diagnosis… TMJ

Temporomandibular Joint disorder—TMJ—often disguises the source of the pain it inflicts. Although it originates in the jaw joint, sometimes the pain appears to emerge from an entirely different part of the head. Many people living with TMJ don’t know what’s behind their suffering. Their teeth themselves feel fine. So they suspect the flu, an allergy, […]

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Dental Exam

Get your Smile Check-Up!

Barring injury, your sturdy white teeth should remain healthy and intact for the rest of your life. But just like your car’s engine, which needs its regular oil & lube to keep purring smoothly, your mouth needs a thorough once-over as well. We’ll review your dental history, clean your teeth, evaluate gum tissue, and screen […]

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Woman Looking into Mirror

Wishing for a Dazzling Smile?

If you could change just one thing about your smile, what would it be? Would you choose to lighten the color of your teeth? Or maybe you have chipped, cracked, or missing teeth you’d like to repair? These things happen as we age… teeth darken, little chips and gaps appear, and suddenly all those slight […]

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Children's Periodontal Health

Kids Can Get Gum Disease Too

It would be comforting to think that gum disease afflicted only adults. But adolescents and even pre-adolescents are especially at risk for what is often called Localized Juvenile Periodontitis (LJP). We usually think of periodontal disease as a result of plaque and calculus build-up. But the real culprit is bacteria that can spread from site […]

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Patient Review

We Want Your Opinion!

We are pleased to have you in our practice and hope to continue serving you well. We strive to deliver the type of personal service and friendly atmosphere that you want from a dental office, so if you’ve had a good experience and would like to share, please take a few moments to write us […]

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Fluoride Protection

The Plus Sides of Fluoride

As a direct result of fluoridation, dental health in our part of the world turned around dramatically. The improvement is evident in our children, fluoride in our water reduces tooth decay in children by 50 percent. Why then, are some put off by the idea of fluoride? It’s true that excessive levels of fluoride can […]

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