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Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

Do I really need dental x-rays? Yes, you do! Dental x-rays are an essential component of routine dental care because they allow your dentist to ensure no new cavities have developed, no infections are present, and no problems with the roots and other parts of your teeth exist. Most patients will need dental x-rays at least once per year, but those with gingivitis, periodontal disease, diabetes, and other health concerns may require them more often to ensure any carious lesions or... Read More
Posted by Miles Moore at Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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Do At-Home Teeth Whitening Products Really Work?

Do whitening strips really work? Chances are you’ve seen the many at-home teeth whitening products available on the market today. From strips and trays to gels and special whitening toothpastes, there are a variety of products that promise a more radiant, whiter smile in just minutes or hours. But do at-home teeth whitening products really work? The short answer - yes and no. While you can see results from using these products if you have stains or yellow teeth, you’re doing... Read More
Posted by Miles Moore at Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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The Dangers of Carbonated Drinks: How Carbonated Beverages Affect Tooth Enamel

How Carbonated Beverages Affect Teeth Bad news for Diet Coke and La Croix fans - carbonated beverages are bad for your body, and your teeth. As it turns out, the acidic compounds found in carbonated beverages can wear down and weaken tooth enamel, leaving you with a higher risk of developing cavities and tooth infections. Are carbonated beverages bad for teeth? While sparkling water, mineral water, and other forms of carbonated water don’t appear to cause any tooth erosion, other... Read More
Posted by Miles Moore at Tuesday, October 9, 2018
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Back to the Basics: Oral Hygiene 101

Creating an Oral Hygiene Routine In Honor of National Dental Hygiene Month, we’re going back to the basics and sharing our guide to creating and maintaining a healthy oral hygiene routine. Creating a daily routine is essential if you want to avoid gum disease, cavities, tooth decay, tooth loss, and other serious consequences of neglecting to brush and floss daily. Step 1: Brush The first step in your daily oral hygiene routine should be brushing in the morning, in the evening,... Read More
Posted by Miles Moore at Friday, September 28, 2018
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Wisdom Teeth 101

What are wisdom teeth? What do they do? Wisdom teeth are the four molars located at the back of the mouth. If properly formed and aligned, wisdom teeth can be beneficial for breaking down tough or chewy foods. For many people, however, wisdom teeth can become impacted, or buried deep beneath the gums, which can lead to a greater risk of infection and tooth decay, and damage to nearby teeth.   Wisdom teeth are not necessary for the proper breakdown and function of teeth,... Read More
Posted by Miles Moore at Wednesday, September 12, 2018
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