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Oral Health: Dental Myths You Should Not Consider

Dentistry is one of those professions where fear and the lack of education make it easy for myths to propagate. For the average patient, being able to differentiate between a dental fact and a dental myth can be challenging because people don’t even know what sorts of questions to ask of his/her dental professional! Whether the…
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Breaking down the Pros and Cons of Traditional Braces vs. Invisalign

We have patients come in every day expressing an interest in straightening their teeth. Sometimes, we as clinicians are the ones who make the suggestion based on malocclusion, issues with crowding, or for more dentally necessary concerns and not so much for cosmetic reasons. While the cosmetic results are appealing to the patient, the goal…
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Teeth Grinding Causes and Treatments

Bruxism, more commonly referred to as clenching and grinding, is a dental condition far more common than patients are aware.  When asked by a dental professional if a patient clenches and grinds his/her teeth, the most common response I hear is “not that I am aware…and I would know”.  Unfortunately, more often than not, the patient is…
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Tooth Whitening Techniques and Their Effects

11 January 2022 by Dr. King's Family Dentistry Concerns regarding dental stain and whitening are commonly encountered worldwide. To many, addressing the stain by whitening is often seen as a luxury.  It no longer needs to be considered an extravagance because whitening options have become so diverse and economical. It is important to understand that [...]
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Tooth Sensitivity: Causes of Pain and Treatment

Tooth sensitivity is of concern to more than half of our patients to one degree or another.  Tooth sensitivity can be triggered by hot, cold, acidic foods, sweets, or biting. People have varying degrees of discomfort as well as different causes of hypersensitivity. For some people, they may feel a zinger (similar to and electric…
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Dental Root Canal Treatment For Tooth Decay

Root canals unfairly get a bad reputation. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard a patient groan at the prospect of a root canal. “I heard root canals are so painful,” says the patient. The reality is that the root canal therapy/root canal treatment is the “good guy” and is what brings relief to…
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Cracked Tooth Symptoms and Treatment

People are walking around every day completely unaware that there is a cracked tooth in his/her mouth. Why? This is because cracked teeth do not necessarily hurt. We see cracked teeth in our practice every single day. Sometimes it’s during routine hygiene appointments, because the tooth has broken, and other times it’s because it hurts when the…
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How Does Proper Digestive Care Impact Oral Health and vice versa?

While the link between digestive health and our overall health has been established over the years, the role of oral health is worth exploring. Your oral health can  help determine your overall health. All kinds of good and bad bacteria can enter through the mouth. What we eat impacts our teeth and gums as much…
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What Causes Dry Mouth? Symptoms and Treatment

A dry mouth is not just a nuisance.  Yes, it makes it more difficult to talk and even chew your food.  It can even cause bad breath.    You may wake up with your mouth glued shut or your lips stuck to your teeth. You may have dry lips/throat, mouth sores, or perhaps a burning sensation…
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How safe are Dental X-Rays?

X-rays are the primary and the most essential diagnostic tools used in most medical fields including dentistry. They help assess your oral health and diagnose any underlying issues. They use minimal levels of radiation to record the interior of the teeth and gums. However, whether or not they are safe has been a topic under debate…
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All You Need to Know About Xylitol and Tooth Decay

It’s no secret that tooth decay is one of the most common dental problems in the United States. Approximately 90% adults experience tooth decay at least once in their life. However, it is also one of the easiest to prevent and treat diseases and research shows new and improved solutions to combatting tooth decay. Xylitol:…
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All You Need to Know About Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom teeth are so called because they are one of the last teeth to come in, probably between seventeen and twenty-one years of age. There are two sets of two on both the top and bottom and the last four teeth to complete a set of adult teeth. However, over the years, with a change…
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