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Arestin: What It Is & How It Treats Gum Disease

January 27, 2023

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Dentist cleaning patient's teeth and gums

Are you one of the 50% of Americans who are struggling with gum disease? The good news is that your dentist can intervene before any severe consequences happen, like a loose or missing tooth. Oftentimes, the treatment involves both scaling and root planing as well as antibiotic therapy. If your dentist recommends this approach, then keep reading to learn how Arestin is used for gum disease (as well as additional ways to keep your gums healthy!).

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The History of Veneers: From 1928 to Now

December 13, 2022

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Woman smiling during shade selection process for veneers

Today, veneers are one of the most sought-after cosmetic dental treatments. Well known for their ability to address noticeable gaps, stains, chips, and other imperfections in as little as two appointments, it’s not hard to see why either! Like many other smile-enhancing solutions, this service has come a long way since its beginning. To take a deeper look at the history of veneers, read on.

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6 Dental Instruments You’ll See at Your Checkup

November 21, 2022

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Closeup of dental instruments lying on table

When you look over at the dental instruments lying next to you at your checkup, do you feel your heart sink into your stomach? Don’t worry – you’re not alone. In fact, nearly 50% of Americans struggle with some form of dental-related anxiety. The good news is that alleviating some of that might be as easy as learning more about your dentist’s most-used tools and what they do. So, keep reading!

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A Quick Look at the Oral Hygiene of the Pilgrims and Native Americans

November 17, 2022

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Happy Thanksgiving letters with festive decor

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, this is often the time when Americans reflect on the historical feast that the Pilgrims and Native Americans shared. Today, your holiday spread can be enjoyed without the risk of cavities thanks to oral hygiene essentials like toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash. But what did people use back in the day? Keep reading to learn the answer.

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Here’s Why Veneers Are Called “Instant Orthodontics”

October 11, 2022

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Woman with veneers smiling in dentist's mirror

Veneers have become exceedingly popular over the last few decades. As a result, you may know a lot about them, from their long lifespan to their ability to address several dental imperfections at once. But why are they called “instant orthodontics?” Keep reading to learn the answer!

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Curious Which Milk Is Best For Your Teeth? Read This!

September 13, 2022

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Person pouring milk into glass

From cow and cashew to lactose-free and oat, there are several types of milk available. In fact, there are currently more than 15 on the market! Since this beverage has been associated with healthy teeth and gums for decades, many patients are curious which is actually best for their oral health. To learn the answer, keep reading.

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4 Common Reasons Dental Bridges Fail

September 12, 2022

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Dentist explaining X-ray to patient

There’s good news for the 178 million Americans who are struggling with tooth loss: the negative impact on your bite, smile, and oral health doesn’t have to be permanent. With solutions like dental bridges, your dentist can seamlessly fill the gaps in your smile. While modern dental restorations can last for well over two decades with proper care, unhealthy dental habits can result in dental bridge failure in the short and long term. To learn a few “don’ts” of caring for dental bridges, keep reading.

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A Few Dos and Don’ts for a Smoother Dental Checkup and Cleaning

August 9, 2022

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Patient and dentist smiling during dental checkup

Is your summer schedule jam-packed with to-dos? Are you trying to squeeze in your dental checkup on your lunch break? Maybe you simply want your visit to go smoother than last time. Whatever the case may be, there is some good news: there are a few best practices that will help make your appointment hassle-free. To learn what they are, read on!

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Curious If Everyone Has Wisdom Teeth? Read This!

July 18, 2022

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Man in gray shirt wondering about wisdom teeth

Typically, wisdom teeth make an appearance between the ages of 17 and 21. As the third set of molars, they often result in more harm than good, which is why dentists recommend having them extracted. But does everyone have wisdom teeth? It’s a good question! To learn the answer, read on.

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Why Summer Is the Best Time to Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

July 13, 2022

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Woman relaxing during summer morning

Are your wisdom teeth causing you pain? Maybe they are impacted, and your dentist recommended having them removed. Either way, summer is the perfect time to move forward with this treatment. To learn why, read on!

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