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How to Choose a Dentist for Kids

By the time a child is two years old, they should start visiting the dentist. Choosing a dentist for kids is extremely important for their lifelong dental health. Studies show that the majority of adults with major dental problems avoided the dentist because of bad experiences during their childhood. While it is obviously important to…

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Should I Buy an Electric Toothbrush?

Many of our patients ask us questions like, “Should I buy an electric toothbrush?”, or “Is an electric toothbrush worth the money?”. An electric toothbrush can be an extremely valuable investment, and may save you thousands of dollars in dental costs over a lifetime. Depending on your brushing habits, your old manual toothbrush may be…

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How Does Toothpaste Work?

Have you ever wondered how toothpaste works, or why it makes orange juice taste so bad? Have you heard the rumors that toothpaste is made from seaweed? Most of us know that brushing twice a day helps prevent cavities, but the list of ingredients on the toothpaste label can be hard to understand. Here is…

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Do I really need to floss?

People sometimes ask, “Do I really need to floss?”. Good news, you don’t! You really only need to floss the teeth you want to keep. 😀 In all seriousness, flossing is a very important habit to establish, but studies show that only about 30% of Americans actually do this consistently. Most of us know that…

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The Brushing Challenge

The month of February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and we are inviting kids to take on the “Brushing Challenge.” To join in, all you need to do is Download This Brushing Chart and have your child color it in every time they brush their teeth. Then at the end of February, bring your…

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The Dangers of Teeth-Whitening Fads

When a study asked people what they most wanted to improve about their smile, most said they want to have whiter teeth. It is no surprise that a large number of prevalent celebrity fads, internet trends, and home-remedies are taking center stage for do-it-yourself teeth-whitening. Unfortunately, many of these fads are completely ineffective, and some…

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A Holiday Survival Guide for Your Teeth

With all the fun and festivities of the holidays, we often forget how hard they are on our teeth. Most of our favorite holiday foods are especially bad for our dental health, but we can still safely enjoy them if we know how to take care of our teeth. These tips will help you keep…

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Starting Good Habits Early

Teaching good dental habits to your child is a lifelong investment that will pay off with a brighter smile and healthier future. The general health of your child is always in the forefront of our minds, but their dental health is also very important to their development. It is very important to establish good dental…

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