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Answers to Six Important Dentistry Questions

Everyone has questions for their dentist at one time or another, but how often do you actually think of the questions you have while you’re sitting in the dentist chair? Probably not very often. Here is a list of the most-asked questions to dentists by their patients. Chances are, you have some of these same questions, too.

Q: Are electric toothbrushes better than manual toothbrushes?

A: As far as effectiveness goes…

Find Success with Braces by Using These 7 Tips

If you are looking for a way to improve your experience with braces, we have a way to help you! To keep your orthodontic journey convenient and successful, we recommend that you keep a little hand bag with you throughout the day. If you have the following items in your bag, you will have a […]

Braces: Questions and Answers

Braces occupy the mouths of 50-70 percent of American children between the ages of 6-18, and adults are taking advantage of things like invisible braces and metal braces to get a straighter smile themselves. How much will braces cost? The cost of braces often depends upon the treatment plan outlined by Dr. Shawn Van de […]

How Dental And General Health Affect One Another

The systems that maintain the functions of our body are intrinsically connected. When something happens to one part of the body, the rest is affected. This is the same with oral and overall health. Learn about how these two systems can affect one another. Cardiovascular Disease Those who have gum disease are twice as likely […]

A Solution for Those Who Are Fearful of Dentistry

If you’re afraid to visit the dentist — don’t worry — you’re in good company. Between 9 percent to 15 percent of Americans say they do not visit their dentist due to fear. That’s somewhere between 27 to 46 million people! Most dental appointments, except for root canals are not painful, but it’s still normal […]

Dental Resolutions For the New Year

Visiting the dentist should be a priority in 2015 if you would like to maintain a beautiful, healthy smile. Every extra month that passes without a dental visit is a month that could be damaging your teeth and your wallet. Periodontal disease is a contributing factor in many other serious health diseases such as arthritis, […]

Mint Toothpaste

Have you ever noticed that just about every toothpaste you find at the store is mint flavored? From peppermint and spearmint to Mint Chocolate Trek, Vanilla Mint Spark, and Lime Spearmint Zest; the thing that nearly all toothpaste has in common is mint. Humans can distinguish hundreds of different flavors, so what is it about […]

Freshen Your Breath

Bad breath can ruin a date, cause co-workers to avoid you, and generally be an unwelcomed nuisance. Here are some ways that you can tackle your bad breath and start down the road to minty freshness. Avoid Garlic and Onions: Foods like garlic and onions can be smelled on the breath for up to three […]

Halloween Candy

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, but it is also Halloween season as well. As a general rule, eating candy on a regular basis (especially for children wearing braces), but we realize it is asking a lot for children to completely forego Halloween. In order to minimize the amount of damage to teeth and braces, […]

Teeth-staining Food and Drinks to Avoid

We all like to indulge in the foods that we enjoy, but we want our teeth to be healthy and attractive as well. Do you know what foods and drinks are likely to erode your tooth enamel and leave stains? A good rule of thumb is that if it can stain your clothes or the […]

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