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Why Do Pirates Have Bad Teeth? ­­­­

September 19, 2013

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  Have you ever noticed that pirates all seem to have bad teeth?  Have you ever wondered why? Probably not, but in honor of “International Speak Like a Pirate Day” we thought we would share why pirates have such a poor reputation for terrible chompers!  And the answers might also give us some helpful ideas…
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Should Your Insurance Company Dictate Your Level of Dental Care?

September 5, 2013

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  We often have patients decide not to have certain procedures performed because their insurance does not cover that particular service.  Sadly, this is especially true of preventative procedures.  It can be frustrating for dentists when a service needs to be performed, but the decision of an insurance company gets in the way. Don’t let…
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4 Baby Teeth Myths Debunked

August 19, 2013

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  There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about a child’s first teeth.  Primary teeth, also called milk teeth or baby teeth, are the temporary teeth that end up under pillows and provide plenty of business for the tooth fairy!  Here are four myths about baby teeth that every parent should know: #1 Baby…
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When Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

August 2, 2013

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Is it time to get rid of your old toothbrush and pick up a new one?  Great oral health begins with the right tools and your toothbrush is the first line of defense.  Here are four great tips to help make sure your toothbrush is in top shape!  

Yogurt and Your Teeth.

July 18, 2013

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  Yogurt is a dental super food.  Yogurt is more popular than ever as a healthy choice for those seeking to supplement their diet with a food that will help their overall health.  Several respected studies over the last few years have continuously shown that yogurt has benefits far beyond digestive health.  Here are a…
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5 Pointers for Healthy Vacation Smiles.

July 3, 2013

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A vacation from work or school doesn’t mean a vacation from your dental health.  In fact, the change in your schedule and diet means that it is even more essential to be vigilant in maintaining your beautiful smile.  Here are five pointers for a healthy mouth while traveling or on vacation: Get up to date…
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Do I Really Need X-Rays?

June 20, 2013

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We often hear from patients concerned about the exposure to radiation from dental radiographs, or x-rays.  Naturally, they want to limit anything that may present a health risk to themselves or their children.  New technology, however, means that the amount of radiation received from dental x-rays is extremely limited.   The minimal exposure from a focused…
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Can Gummy Vitamins Harm Teeth?

June 6, 2013

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Gummy vitamins have become very popular in the last several years and even adults now have the option of getting essential vitamins and nutrients through a tasty gummy treat.  But while this can be a great way to get children to take their vitamins, gummy vitamins can harm your teeth.  Yes, they are enhanced with…
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