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Some people seem to think that if a tooth needs a crown, that it also has to have root canal therapy. These procedures are entirely separate from each other and most certainly; one can be performed without the need for the other. If your dentist...

Cavities form as the result of the bacteria in your mouth digesting carbohydrates (sugars) you eat. Bacteria produce acid (like we produce uric acid) and the acid dissolves the tooth structure; forming microscopic holes.  With repeated exposure to acid, the holes grow larger and larger....

There are many electric toothbrushes from which to choose. You can spend as little as $10 for a spin brush and as much as $300 for the high end Sonicare brush with extra features like a pressure indicator. You may try a spin brush at...

A filling is a way to restore tooth structure damaged by decay or cavity. Fillings restore the tooth to its normal shape and function. Typically, we use composite or tooth colored materials for front teeth and most back teeth "fillings". Silver fillings are still used...

We recommend that you visit our office at least twice a year (every 6 months) for a routine examination, cleaning and x-rays. If you have a history of periodontal disease, bleeding gums or high cavities rate, we may recommend you visit more frequently; for example,...

 Have you seen how many toothpaste choices at in the aisle at the grocery store? There are too many. When choosing a paste, keep it simple. "Cavity Protection" or "Sensitivity" paste is really all you need. More additives in toothpaste advertise whitening, tartar control or...

What's the best floss to use, you wonder? There are many choices. Oral B Glide floss is by far the best type of floss. It is made of "gore tex" and slips effortlessly between your teeth. It is flat, so when you push or pull...

How do you decide when to get a new toothbrush? "When it starts to fray, throw it away". Don't wait until your next visit to the dentist. Be proactive in your dental health: Buy a six pack of SOFT toothbrushes and change your toothbrush when...