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ARE BABY TEETH IMPORTANT?

Some parents still consider baby teeth less important than permanent teeth because they fall out and are replaced by the permanent teeth. However, besides their obvious importance for eating, speech, and appearance, healthy baby teeth are essential for...

Nov 3rd, 2018
WHAT IS OPEN ENROLLMENT?

Open enrollment is a period of time when you can sign up for medical and dental insurance with fewer restrictions than any other times of the year. If you already have insurance...

Sep 22nd, 2018
CLEANINGS AND EXAM

Professional dental cleanings (dental prophylaxis) are performed by Our Registered Dental Hygienists.  Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the...

Jul 29th, 2018
WHAT IS A WATERPIK?

Already brushing with a power toothbrush and flossing daily, but still feel like you need something extra in your tool belt? The Waterpik water flosser might be the next step in your road to better oral health. I know what you might be thinking...

Jun 30th, 2018
ARE X-RAYS NECESSARY?

X-rays are necessary for quality dental care. It is how dentists detect cavities, monitor bone level and gum health, determine the condition of your ļ¬llings, crowns, bridges, root canals, and develop a baseline to monitor any changes in your oral health...

May 27th, 2018
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET MY TEETH PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED?

Most patients will say, ”Every six months. That is what my insurance will pay for.”  However, for most adults, every six months is not enough to maintain healthy teeth and bone.  More often than not, a professional cleaning is indicated every 3-4 months...

Apr 30th, 2018
A BITE GUARD? WHAT IS THAT?

This item has many names: bite guard, night guard, occlusal guard, mouth guard, etc.  It comes in different types of materials and different thickness. The goal of a bite guard is something most of us want: To keep our teeth and dental...

Apr 2nd, 2018
ARE YOU AT RISK OF DIABETIC ORAL PROBLEMS?

Diabetes is the unbalance of sugar or glucose in your body. Some people have it without knowing. If you have a relative with diabetes your risk is much higher than the average person...

Mar 31st, 2018
WHY DON'T I HAVE ENOUGH INSURANCE?

Dental benefit plans help you pay for certain kinds of dental care. Your dental care decisions should take into account more than just what is covered. On average most ...

Mar 11th, 2018
WHY SHOULD I WANT TO FLOSS?

About 30% of your teeth surface face each other.  These are very close spaces (in between your teeth) where bacteria and food collect...

Mar 5th, 2018
WHEN DO "BABY" TEETH COME IN?

Primary or “Baby” teeth start developing at 4 months of pregnancy. What moms eat matter for the formation of healthy teeth. Medications also play a role on the formation of teeth...

Feb 27th, 2018