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Uncovering the Truth About Dental X-Rays

We all know what an X-Ray is, but do we really? We know that X-Rays are used in the dental and medical fields to help doctors and dentists see any problems that wouldn’t be noticed by the naked eye, but what’s really going on when we turn on that machine? Is it...

Wisdom Teeth Removal: Is It Really That Necessary?

It’s crossed all of our minds at one point or another, the dreaded wisdom teeth removal. The good news is that with recent medical advancements, getting your wisdom teeth removed is a much easier and less painful experience than it was a few decades ago. And the even...

Fear of the Dentist? Why You’re Not Alone and What You Can Do

It’s no surprise that many people get a little anxious when they step into the dentist’s office, especially in scenarios involving a big procedure. But some people struggle with their fear more than others and that’s not only ok, but it’s actually very common. Believe...

Stress and Oral Care: How to Prevent Your Teeth From Grinding

The unfortunate truth is that nowadays Americans are almost more stressed than ever. With the constant development of things like cell phones, cars, planes, and computers, we are living our lives more and more fast-paced each and every day. Americans are so stressed...

Demystifying the Root Canal

So many of us know the feeling. You’re going about your business, biting into a triple-decker sandwich or perhaps blissfully savoring some soft-serve ice cream as it melts in your mouth, when suddenly you feel it. A killer toothache. For days you wrestle with the pain...

Sedation Dentistry – No Pain, No Problem!

Let’s be honest, we’ve all had those dreadful moments where we anticipate a big procedure. Whether it had to do with your wisdom teeth, some stitches, or anything else, there’s always those moments leading up to it where many of us get anxious and even panic. A lot of...

Everything You Need To Know About Dental Crowns and Bridges

Nobody ever anticipates the day their teeth are going to get damaged or fall out, yet these issues still occur on a regular basis. Tooth loss has become such a common problem for people, that it has reached the point where nearly everybody will lose at least one adult...

Sleep Apnea and How Oral Surgery Can Help

The benefits of oral surgery and hygiene go a lot further then one may think. Problems with the jaw and mouth can be the root of many seemingly unrelated problems. For example oral pain could prevent you from sleeping or even cause severe migraines in some cases. One...

10 Things You Should Know Before Getting Braces

To many, the idea of getting braces is a very hard concept to grasp. It can be a scary experience if you don’t really know what is going on. It can be costly at times, but the results often pay for themselves. Not only do braces help you look and feel better, but they...

Cavities: How They Form and How to Prevent Them

We all hate the dreaded “c” word. Cavities are not only frustrating to deal with but they can become quite time consuming and expensive. Cavities bring discomfort, pain, and potential tooth loss if they aren’t addressed right away. In simplest terms, cavities are...