Blog Posts in 2015

Pregnancy and Teeth

In a dental office, it is not uncommon for a pregnant woman to have more problems with their oral health during or after pregnancy. There is a fairly well known myth that for every child a woman has, ...
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Knowing your Benefits

A lot of people who have dental insurance don’t know much about their coverage. They just go to their dental appointments expecting their office to know what is covered and just tell them their ...
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Abscessed Teeth

An abscess is an area of pus caused by infection. There are quite a few signs and symptoms that could possibly mean you have an abscessed tooth. These symptoms include persistent throbbing, ...
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Dental Xrays. Dangerous?

This can be a very controversial topic. There are some people and doctors who would say that dental xrays are not necessary as often as they’re being taken. On the other hand, there are people ...
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Extrinsic Staining and Whitening

Chromogens are the highly pigmented compound found in darker foods and beverages that stain teeth. Tannins are also found in foods and drinks that are staining and they make it easier for the ...
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Dental Specialists

There are 9 ADA recognized types of specialists in the dental field. Your regular dentist that you see for 6 month checkups, fillings, and crowns is usually a general dentist. If you have certain ...
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Flossing Options

Compare flossing to cleaning your car; you don't just wash the sides, you wash the whole car. If you are only brushing, you are only getting two sides of the tooth, leaving a lot of the tooth ...
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Oil Pulling and Oral Health

Oil pulling seems to be the new detoxing trend lately. While it’s made it’s existence well known in the last year or so, the concept is actually over 3, 000 years old. It’s from ...
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Tooth Erosion

Enamel is the hardest tissue in the human body. Tooth erosion is when the enamel wears away exposing the dentin. There are several things that could cause this. What you eat is a big part of it. Foods ...
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Manual vs. Electric Toothbrushes

If you’ve ever been on the fence about how effective an electric toothbrush is compared to the classic manual toothbrush, this post is for you. Manual Toothbrushes: A manual toothbrush does the ...
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Cleaning your tongue

It may surprise you to know that brushing or cleaning the tongue is not a new concept. Ancient tools have been discovered in India, Arabia, Africa, and a few other locations that suggest people used ...
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Amalgam vs. Composite

Amalgam and resin-based composite are the two most common materials used for minor restorative procedures in dentistry today. Composite is a relatively new addition to dentistry, while amalgam has ...
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