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The Importance of Caring for Baby Teeth

There is nothing as charming and precious as a child's happy smile. Unfortunately, we find that some parents and caregivers think of baby teeth (also known as milk teeth) as disposable.


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What Is a Deep Cleaning?

Most dental patients come into the office twice a year for a teeth cleaning. However, some patients are told that they need to get a deep cleaning instead, and that they need to see us more often…


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The Star-Studded History of Veneers

If your teeth are cracked, stained, or otherwise damaged, cosmetic dentistry can greatly improve the appearance of your smile. Dentists use crowns, bridges, implants, onlays and veneers for smile…


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A Fun Timeline of Early Dental History

5000 BC - Tooth Worms Ancient Sumerian people believe cavities and tooth decay are caused by "tooth worms". This belief persisted for centuries and in many different cultures. Treatments included…


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5 Things You Didn't Know From Dental Care History in the U.S.

We'll bet the early history of dental care and dentists in the United States is far more interesting that you would have guessed, filled with famous names and genius innovations. While the technology…


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What Is Toothpaste Made Of?

These days people are being more and more conscious of what's in the food they eat and the products they buy. But do you know what your toothpaste is made of? The answer is there are many different…


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Is Tooth Polishing Necessary?

We know that for most of our patients, their favorite part of a dental cleaning is how smooth and clean their teeth feel afterward, not to mention how shiny they are. Tooth polishing has long been…


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Do Drugstore Teeth Whitening Products Work?

The most effective and best teeth whitening treatment you can receive is a professional teeth whitening session at the dentist. The dentist has access to specialized whitening products and knows how…


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3 Ways to Re-Shape Your Smile Without Braces

When people think of a smile makeover, many people think of braces. And it's true that braces can create a very powerful before and after image. However, not every smile makeover involves braces.


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The Fast Magic of Dental Bonding

If you need a chipped tooth repaired or want a fast and relatively affordable way to change the look of your smile, dental bonding is the solution.