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Causes and Treatment of Cavities

Cavities are damaged areas in the teeth that develop into tiny holes or openings. The damage, also known as tooth decay, is the result of bacteria in the mouth. Bacteria accumulate in the mouth due to frequent consumption of snacks and sugary drinks. 


Diagnosing and Treating Gum Disease

You’ve almost certainly heard of gum disease. This condition is as common as a dental cavity and can have just as many consequences for the function and appearance of your smile and oral health.


What to Expect When You Need to Get a Root Canal

Hearing the dentist say that you need a root canal causes immediate panic and fear for many people. Getting a root canal is unpleasant to many, but necessary if you want to save your tooth.


Straightening Teeth with Clear Aligners

Since clear aligners are made of plastic, there’s a common misconception that they don’t work in straightening teeth. Many people are familiar with the traditional metal brackets and wires and may be confused about this orthodontic alternative. Also known as invisible braces, clear aligners can accomplish most of the same results as traditional braces.


Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

This might surprise you, but teeth aren’t supposed to be naturally white. They should be a pearly shade that slowly turns more yellow, regardless of how great your dental hygiene routine is.


Value of Dental Care for Kids

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends regular dental care for children. Their dentist should see them the moment their primary teeth (baby teeth) erupt. Although their baby teeth will eventually fall out, they should still receive proper oral care. A good foundation in dental health ensures myriad benefits for your child. If you want to start bringing your child to the dentist regularly, here’s what you should know about the value of dental care for kids.


Importance of Routine Teeth Cleanings

Most of us are taught from a very early age that we need to brush our teeth to keep them clean and healthy. And many of us have maintained this habit through into adulthood, and we now brush twice each day, remember to floss and use a fluoride mouthwash so that we can keep dental decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems at bay. Your dentist will agree that robust, at-home dental care is one of the best ways to protect the function and appearance of your teeth, but there are also other important things that you can be doing to minimize your risk of dental problems. One of these is attending routine teeth cleanings with your dentist or hygienist. 


Candidates for Dental Implants

Dental implants offer patients a unique way to replace their missing teeth. This is because unlike any other solution currently available, dental implants replace not only the visible tooth but also the root itself. This ensures that not only do dental implants closely look like natural teeth, but they also feel like them too. This unique design has helped to make dental implants the most effective and popular solution for patients looking for a long-term solution to their missing teeth. 


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