Anxiety About the Dentist? You’re Not Alone

Studies indicate that between 10 and 25% of adults avoid visiting the dentist because of anxiety.  There are different sources of this anxiety:Bad previous experiences Claustrophobia Fear of injections (Trypanophobia)If you avoid…

Pregnancy and Oral Health-What Expectant Moms Need to Know

Pregnancy affects the whole body and it's important for expectant moms to take good care of their dental health.  Elevated levels of estrogen and progesterone can cause gum tissues to overreact to plaque.  "Pregnancy gingivitis" appears as…

DIY Teeth Whitening, Yay or Nay?

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Everyone wants white teeth. The bright white smile is a long-standing fashion trend, and if you spend any time on Pinterest, you've probably seen a number of "DIY Teeth Whitening" pins that guarantee to whiten your teeth at home for only…

TMJ and Dental Appointments

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 Do you experience clicking in your jaw when you yawn?  Or experience difficulty holding your mouth open for dental cleanings?  You could be experiencing a TMJ disorder and not realize it.The Temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are…

Dry Mouth and Dental Care

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What you need to know about Dry MouthDry Mouth has a number of causes:Medication (including many common prescriptions for blood pressure, depression, asthma, and other conditions) Diseases such as Sjögren's syndrome, diabetes, and…

Grand Opening Celebration

A big Thank You to everyone who came out to our Grand Opening Event!  We had such a fun time, and the Teeny Tiny Farm was a huge hit. Look how adorable these little guys are:

Senior Citizens and Dental Care

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 Dental health is a reflection of overall health, and this becomes especially true later in life.  Seniors and the elderly frequently face oral diseases due to chronic conditions or poor habits earlier in life (such as smoking or…

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

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Everyone knows that brushing your teeth is a vitally important part of oral hygiene, but how much do you know about the brush you're using?  Many people use toothbrushes for far longer than they should.  In most cases they should be replaced…

Understanding Dental Insurance and Dental Plans

If you feel confused by your dental insurance plan, you’re not alone. Dental benefit plans can be very difficult to understand, especially for people who don’t work with them every day. Differentiating between PPOs and HMOs and understanding…

What Causes Bad Breath?

Everyone knows poor oral hygiene causes bad breath, but do you know why?Many people believe the fresh minty smell of toothpaste eliminates bad breath, but it's actually the removal of bacteria that does the job.That's right: Bad breath…