The Anatomy of a Cavity

What is a cavity? A cavity is a breakdown of healthy tooth structure by bacteria found in the mouth. When you eat foods high in sugars or carbohydrates, bacteria found on your teeth and in your saliva eat them too. These bacteria break down sugar as food and release acid as a byproduct. This acid,…

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Ortho Isn’t Just Child’s Play

Spoiler alert:You’re never too old for a perfect smile or relief from jaw joint discomfort. Lack of access to proper dental care and economic hardship are two reasons parents don’t get their children’s teeth straightened. Or maybe some issues develop later in life. But times are changing, and with many dental benefit plans now covering…

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Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby

Pregnancy is an exciting time for any woman, but it is also full of a seemingly endless list of do’s and don’ts. Thankfully, there have been incredible advancements in the dental field that help make your dental experience while you’re expecting more pleasant. Between morning sickness and the excitement of pregnancy, it can be challenging…

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Why do Some Dental Cleanings Cost More?

Not all dental cleanings are created equal. Find out why some hygiene appointments cost more than others and learn how you can save time and money in the dental chair. A “regular” cleaning is clinically called prophylaxis or a prophy cleaning and is a preventative measure to prevent periodontal disease. It includes removing plaque and…

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