TMJ Awareness Month

November 11, 2022

TMJ Awareness Month

The temporomandibular joint (also called the jaw joint or TMJ) is one of the most frequently used joints in the human body. These all-too-important joints allow us to speak, chew, yawn, and laugh. So, when our jaws fall victim to injury or dysfunction, it can have devastating effects on our physical, mental, and social health. Luckily, calling attention to these overworked (and underappreciated!) joints can help you avoid painful TMJ disorders in the future. And ...

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Dental Implant Care Guide

October 9, 2022

Dental Implant Care Guide

Dental implants are an amazing tool used to restore your smile. Dental implants can replace the missing parts of a natural tooth, including the root of the tooth and the crown; implants also restore multiple missing teeth with a prosthesis such as a dental bridge or a denture. There are essentially three parts that make up a single implant. Implants are a titanium post used to replace the tooth root, an abutment that fits onto ...

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National Dental Hygiene Month

October 9, 2022

National Dental Hygiene Month

October is National Dental Hygiene Month! Let’s talk about the amazing world of dental hygiene and our awesome dental hygienists. Dental hygienists assist the dentist with performing dental cleanings and other preventative care such as dental sealants and fluoride treatment. They are an essential part of every dental practice and celebrating Dental Hygiene Month means celebrating them too. How important is dental hygiene? Much like personal hygiene, dental hygiene focuses on your oral health ...

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September Is Office Manager Appreciation Month

September 10, 2022

September Is Office Manager Appreciation Month

What would we do without our dental practice office manager? Quite frankly, our dental practice would likely be falling apart! Office managers do so much to keep our team members and patients happy and our office organized. It takes special skills to do what they do, and that’s not lost on us. To all the office managers: You are so appreciated and needed. Thank you for all that you do for us and our ...

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Should You Brush Your Teeth Before or After Breakfast?

August 9, 2022

Should You Brush Your Teeth Before or After Breakfast?

It’s a great debate among husbands and wives, roommates, parents and children, and partners– is it better to brush your teeth before breakfast or after? Well, regardless of which side you are on, the answer isn’t as black and white as it may seem. First, let’s talk about what the American Dental Association recommends. It has long been established that people of all ages should brush twice daily and for two minutes ...

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Teeth Whitening, Veneers, or Both?

July 8, 2022

Teeth Whitening, Veneers, or Both?

According to a study completed by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a beautiful smile can make a person appear more attractive, intelligent, happy, and successful. Would you like for those things to be said about you? We all would! Even more important than what others will think is what you think and feel about yourself. If you have stained, gapped, or crooked teeth, you may feel self-conscious about your smile. This can lead to ...

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Avoid Tooth Extraction : How to Remove Plaque on Your Teeth

June 19, 2022

Avoid Tooth Extraction : How to Remove Plaque on Your Teeth

Something as small, and seemingly insignificant as plaque can wreak havoc on your oral health. In fact, failing to properly and continually remove plaque on your teeth can result in tooth extraction. Yikes!  The good news is that teeth don’t go directly from plaque buildup to tooth extraction. When plaque builds up on the teeth, it takes between 24-72 hours to turn into tartar (a hardened substance that must be professionally removed). When tartar ...

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Dental Implant Materials : Which Option is the Best?

June 17, 2022

Dental Implant Materials : Which Option is the Best?

Dental professionals have been placing dental implants since the 1960s. Since then, technology has improved drastically, making the procedure simpler, more affordable, and more accessible. Modern dental implants are safe, effective, and long-lasting, and studies show that they are the best option to replace one or several missing teeth. If you have recently discussed dental implants with your dentist, you probably know that there are two main options regarding the material of the dental implant ...

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3 Things You Should Know About Teeth Grinding

May 9, 2022

3 Things You Should Know About Teeth Grinding

When you chew, there are about 30-40 pounds of pressure put on your teeth. If you grind your teeth, that pressure can increase to 250 pounds. Yikes! It’s no wonder that people who suffer from regular teeth grinding (or bruxism) often experience excruciating toothaches, dental damage, and jaw pain. In many cases, a person doesn’t know that they grind their teeth because it typically happens during sleep. A family member, roommate, or spouse ...

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5 Mistakes to Avoid with Dental Implants

April 7, 2022

5 Mistakes to Avoid with Dental Implants

According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 3 million people in the United States have implants, and that number grows by 500,000 each year. If you’re a candidate for dental implants, educating yourself on what to expect and how to ensure a successful outcome is key. Below, we’ve listed five common mistakes that can derail your dental implants. 1) Being unaware of your options The dental implant journey is lengthy yet ...

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