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Overcoming Anxiety at the Dentist

While know you have nothing to fear at our office, many people do experience anxiety at the dentist’s office or are affected by dental phobia.  If you’re apprehensive about visiting the dentist, here are few tips about how to make your appointment go as smoothly as possible: Let us know beforehand about how you’re feeling.  […]

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Should I Use Activated Charcoal to Whiten My Teeth?

Have you seen charcoal products for teeth whitening all over Pinterest and Instagram? People all over social media have touted activated charcoal as a natural teeth whitener. Activated charcoal is a form of carbon with strong adsorption properties. The idea behind these posts is that charcoal will absorb any material on your teeth causing discoloration, […]

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Why is junk food so bad for my teeth?

Some foods are better for teeth than others. Some are downright toxic. General rules are that the more sticky, the more acidic, and the higher the sugar content, the worse that food is for teeth. How do acid and sugar affect my teeth? The acid in food and drinks can eat away at your enamel […]

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Beyond tooth decay: why good dental hygiene is important

Most of us are aware that poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath – but not brushing your teeth could also have consequences for more serious illnesses. In this spotlight feature, to coincide with National Dental Hygiene Month, we peer beneath the plaque to investigate what other – perhaps […]

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The Practice of Oil Pulling

In recent months, various news agencies,1 social media sites and blogs have reported about the practice of “oil pulling” (swishing oil in the mouth) and its potential benefits on oral and general health. Websites that support natural therapies are also fanning hope—and strong emotions—about oil pulling procedures, with proponents claiming it enhances oral health, whitens […]

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Monday Humor

A man and his wife walked into a dentist’s office. The man said to the dentist, “Doc, I’m in one heck of a hurry. I have two buddies sitting out in my car waiting for us to go play golf, so forget About the anesthetic, I don’t have time for the gums to get numb. […]

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Surprising Foods & Drinks That Can Harm Your Teeth

Candy. Red wine. Coffee. Everyone knows those are no-nos when it comes to keeping your teeth healthy and white. But they’re not the only culprits that can wreak havoc in your mouth. Here are five surprising foods and drinks that can cause everything from stains to excess plaque to damaged teeth and gums. White wine. […]

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Flossy is the Winner!

Thank you, everyone who participated in our Name the Seahorse competition. There were a lot of great submissions, but after much deliberation the staff has voted to name our seahorse Flossy! Congratulations, Krissy Barcus! You win a gift basket!

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Gift Basket Competition!

Sara has created this beautiful seahorse mural for our waiting room. We need you to help us determine a name for the seahorse. Please reply to this post to submit suggestions. We will select a name from those submitted and the person with the winning submission will receive a gift basket!

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