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The Difference Between Plaque and Tartar

Have you ever wondered what is the difference between plaque and tartar?  Many think they are interchangeable, but it’s important to know the difference and how to prevent both.  Plaque and tartar buildup are the result of bacteria in your mouth.  If left untreated, the buildup can lead to serious oral health problems. What is…

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Natural Ways to Whiten Teeth

Teeth begin to yellow with age, but a range of strategies can slow the process and even reverse it.  While tooth-whitening kits are readily available at most pharmacies, many natural remedies can help remove stains and protect tooth enamel. Apple Cider Vinegar The main active ingredient in apple cider vinegar is acetic acid which kills…

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Invisalign: Pros and Cons

A modern alternative to conventional metal braces is Invisalign. It uses clear, BPA-free plastic aligners that slip over your teeth like flexible, thin, see-through mouthguards.  A digital impression of your teeth from a scanner, x-rays and photos creates a 3D model of your mouth.  The teeth are moved incrementally into their prescribed positions using a…

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Teeth Cleaning Explained

Some people dread going to the dentist, but they know that teeth cleaning can prevent severe oral issues and find problems before they become serious.  Dental cleanings twice a year can reduce the risk of developing gum disease, remove plaque and tartar buildup, and find cavities before they cause problems. Knowing what is going to…

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What is Digital Dental Radiography?

Digital dental radiography is a digital X-ray used by dental professions to better detect, diagnose, treat, and monitor oral conditions and diseases.  It is a type of X-ray imaging that uses digital X-ray sensors to replace photographic X-ray film to create enhanced computer images of teeth, gums, and other oral structures and conditions.  This provides…

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Types of Sedation Dentistry

Do you avoid going to the dentist because you are afraid?  Don’t let your fears prevent you from getting the necessary routine dental care that is necessary.  Today sedation dentistry can provide a relaxing and anxiety-free experience for those with “dental phobia”.  It is the use of medication to help you relax during a dental…