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Minorities Most at Risk for Caries   

Fewer young people in the U.S. reportedly have dental caries, but minority children continue to have higher rates when compared to their peers, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s April short report. Hispanic youth had the highest report of total and untreated caries (52%) compared with black (44%), […]

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Share Not Thy Toothbrush

One of the commandments of good dental health is obvious—Brush your teeth after every meal. This can help keep your mouth healthy throughout a long life. Another rule should be just as carefully observed: Do NOT use someone else’s toothbrush. Sharing toothbrushes can shorten your life. But what about emergencies, […]

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Sense About Sensitivity

When teeth hurt, the sooner we reach the root of the problem, the sooner the pain disappears. OUCH! What triggers tooth pain? Heat, cold, touch, air, sweet or sour foods. If you recently had a cavity filled, that area may be sensitive for a while. Other causes of sensitivity are: […]

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We Offer Same Day Crowns        

In just one appointment you can have a metal-free restoration as natural looking and strong as an original tooth. (See our video!) CEREC® is a computer-controlled system that creates a tooth replacement from a single block of white, biocompatible, plaque-resistant ceramic. The effect on your smile is beautiful. Not only is […]

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Adults Need Flouride, Too!

Alas, as we age, wrinkles and graying hair become inevitable. For adults, there’s no reversing the aging process. But happily, a lifetime of fluoride use can reverse the tooth demineralizing process! Bacterial plaque continually forms on teeth, producing acids that initiate the process of decay, causing tooth calcium and phosphate […]

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Malocclusion? What?

Even if every individual tooth is in perfect health, your mouth can still be in trouble if your bite is wrong. Malocclusion—a bad bite—occurs whenever the peaks and valleys of your upper teeth fail to fit precisely into those of your lower teeth. A good bite meshes your teeth like the gears in […]

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FLOURIDE—Good News Just Got Better

For half a century we’ve known that fluoride benefits teeth. But although most people mistakenly think that drinking water with fluoride hardens enamel from within, actually the enamel is hardened by fluoride’s direct contact with your teeth. This can be via your drinking water or other fluoride sources such as […]

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TONGUE-BRUSHING

An old habit seems new… Here’s an idea that may be new to you. Did you ever think of brushing your tongue? Actually, tongue-brushing is an ancient practice. Our ancestors considered it part of their daily hygiene. In fact, it can be traced back to rudimentary tortoise shell and bone inscriptions […]

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