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How To Know When A Mouthguard Might Save Your Teeth

If you live an active lifestyle there’s a good possibility your teeth could benefit from a mouth guard, but even if you don’t there are times when protecting your teeth with these devices is a good idea. Mouth guards come in a variety of sizes and styles, and there’s sure to be one that fits […]

The Perils of Long Time Pacifier Use and Thumb-Sucking

There was a great sense of comfort that came to us in the form of a pacifier, when we were children, but if our use of pacifiers or thumb-sucking continued past age 3, it could cause problems. These sucking habits are a natural thing we do related to our instinct to nurse, but parents need […]

Dental Sedation for Children

It’s not unusual for children to have some degree of anxiety about dental procedures, especially if they haven’t had a lot of experience with the dentist prior to it. This has led some parents to wonder whether anesthesia or sedation dentistry is a good choice for their little ones.  While sedation isn’t explicitly required for […]

How Children’s Teeth Erupt and Fall Out

Children can be a real blessing, but during the earliest days of their life, they can also present us with some unique challenges. This becomes especially true after the age of six months when they begin the teething process and parents have to weather a whole new set of difficulties as they have an uncomfortable […]

What is a Composite Filling?

Whether through poor dental hygiene or misadventure, many people end up at a point in their lives where they’re in need of restoring their decayed teeth or merely improving the cosmetic appearance of their smiles.  One popular method of doing this can be found in Composite Fillings, a mixture of glass and plastic that is […]

Five Tips for Getting Kids to Brush

At times, it is no easy task to get kids to brush their teeth. Simply explaining the importance of brushing twice daily to avoid cavities and tooth loss is not enough motivation and often falls upon deaf ears. Rather, kids require a more interactive approach when it comes to convincing them to brush their teeth. […]

How Does Nitrous Oxide Work?

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is a commonly used dental sedation method. In fact, it is probably one of the most popular methods. Like all sedation methods, nitrous oxide helps to reduce anxiety for the patient while undergoing dental procedures. But, what exactly is nitrous oxide and how does it work to reduce anxiety during […]

Preparing For Braces

If you are scheduled to receive braces, you may be wondering how to prepare for your special day. You may be wondering how braces will affect your life or even what they will happen at your braces appointment. A big part of preparing for your braces is simply being informed. Knowing more about the preparation […]

When To Start Flossing

We all know that flossing daily is an important practice to maintain dental health. Flossing, in addition to brushing, helps to keep our teeth clean and healthy. But, when should children start flossing their teeth? The answer is as soon as they have enough teeth to floss. Generally speaking, children will get all of their […]

Causes of Dental Pain

Dental pain can be the result of several root causes. And while it is uncomfortable to deal with, knowing what is causing pain can help treat it and ensure you don’t deal with it again. One of the most common causes of dental pain is a broken tooth. This can be the result of eating something […]

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