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Why Fluoride?

Why Fluoride?

You’ve probably heard dental health professionals talk about the importance of fluoride before – but what is it and why is it so important to your dental health? At Mill Dam Dental Care, we use fluoride in our office treatments, and we often encourage patients...
How Long Do Fillings Last?

How Long Do Fillings Last?

Cavities and tooth decay are extremely common dental problems – in fact, nearly 90 percent of adults have some form of tooth decay. Fillings are the most efficient way to treat cavities, as they are long-lasting and restore your tooth’s function. While fillings...
Genetics and Oral Health

Genetics and Oral Health

While your everyday brushing and flossing routine is very important, your genetics can also play a role in your oral health overall. If your parents are prone to certain dental issues, you could inherit those issues too. Understanding your genetics can help you get...
Aging Affects Oral Health

Aging Affects Oral Health

Maintaining Healthy Mouths in Older Adults As we get older, it’s normal for our bodies to change, and our mouths are no exception. Adults over the age of 65 are more vulnerable to oral infections, gum disease, and other serious dental issues than their younger...
Laser Dentistry for Gum Disease

Laser Dentistry for Gum Disease

Periodontitis, or gum disease, is a serious infection that can cause tooth loss and a variety of other health conditions as it progresses. Although gum disease can have dangerous long-term consequences, we can use modern technology to treat it and prevent things from...