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What is Digital Imaging?

Many practices are now advertising “digital imaging,” but what does it actually mean? Digital imaging takes the place of the sticky GOOP that was used to take impressions of a patient’s teeth.  This used to be a widely displeasing process due to the gagging reflex and uncomfortableness that the PVS (goop) would cause.  Most people are already nervous at the... read more »

Focus Your Oral Health Care on Dental Anxiety

Have you ever been afraid of visiting your dentist or nervous about the thought of coming in for an oral health care procedure? If so, you may suffer from what is known as dental anxiety. Dental anxiety refers to stresses or concerns with visiting your dentist. Dental anxiety can range from fear associated with noises, unknown treatments, or even the... read more »

Oral Health Treatments: Bad Breath

Are you displaying signs of halitosis, also referred to as bad breath? If so, treatment for the condition depends on what is causing it. Bad breath is often caused by bacteria, oral health ailments, or even underlying conditions deep within your body. Speak with your healthcare professional to determine the root cause of your bad breath. Is your bad breath... read more »

How Chewing Gum Helps Maintain a Healthy Smile

Sugarless gum: is it good for your oral health or not? Science gives pretty clear indicators that except for those who have TMJ or other jaw problems, it does actually improve the state of your mouth. Here are some facts about how gum can help you have a healthy smile: -When chewed for at least 20 minutes after a meal,... read more »

Can Your Oral Health Be Improved with Water Flossing?

Water flossing is an interdental oral health care treatment method that can routinely clean between your teeth. It is often compared to threaded dental floss because of its ability to remove food particles and residue quickly and easily from between teeth. Water flossers are revolutionary interdental cleaners built to function like traditional dental floss, but instead of using thread to... read more »

A Better Smile Awaits with These Toothbrush Tips

Is your toothbrush becoming an obstacle to a great smile? If your toothbrush is contaminated or heavily worn, your entire mouth will suffer. When you want to keep your teeth clean and clear of dangerous debris and bacteria, you can always count on brushing. A better smile awaits with some extra toothbrush tips. The key to understanding toothbrush treatments includes... read more »

Be in the Know About Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is a severely debilitating disease that is found in over 42,000 new patients every year in the United States. One of the most important facts to remember about cancer is that success often relies on finding the disease at its earliest stages. Always being mindful of your current oral health status can help you identify symptoms that may... read more »

Some Foods Can Increase Your Risk for Additional Oral Disorders

Some foods can increase your risk for additional oral disorders. The substances you consume play a large role in your overall oral health care. Be mindful of foods and drinks that seek to shatter your tooth enamel and ruin your oral health. Listed below are common foods and drinks you should avoid to ensure your smile will remain fantastic: Sugary... read more »