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How to Floss

Do you fib to your dentist about how often you floss? We can tell who’s telling the little white lie and who’s REALLY not flossing their teeth. You should be flossing at least once a day. But, are you aware of the proper way to floss your teeth? We’re happy to explain the best way…

Thumbsucking Dangers | Aesthetic Dentistry

Say No to Thumbsucking!

When children are young they are known suck on everything they get their hands on. A natural habit is for kids to suck on their thumb. Sucking on objects makes babies secure and happy and to help them learn about the world. This is a soothing thing to do but did you know that thumbsucking…

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Plagued with Plaque

Are you plagued with too much plaque? Even if you brush and floss your teeth daily, there are a few additional steps you can take to help reduce the amount of plaque on your teeth. Drink green tea, cranberry juice, and red wine. All three drinks are proven to lessen the formation of plaque and…

Pros and Cons of different braces

Pros and Cons for Different Types of Braces

Traditional Metal Braces When people hear the word braces, this is the kind they most often picture in their head. Today’s modern brackets are much smaller and less noticeable than the “metal-mouth” braces that were commonly seen in the past. Pros: Least expensive type, allow kids to be creative in choosing different colored bands Cons:…

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Can You Get A Blinding Smile?

When you see celebrities on television or in films, one thing they all seem to have in common is bright, white teeth. For non-celebrities who don’t have thousands of dollars to spend on teeth whitening or bleaching treatments, is it realistic to desire such a bright smile? Yes. Teeth can begin to become discolored for…

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Teens Need to Floss Too

Do you have a stubborn teenager who doesn’t want to floss or brush his/her teeth? Out of all the age groups, teens are the least likely to brush their teeth and floss due to more freedom and busy schedules. It is important that they still floss for a few reasons… During the teenage years the…

Gum and Teeth Dentistry | Aesthetic Dentistry

Chewing Gum is Good for your Teeth?!

The general thought on chewing gum is that it is bad for you teeth and causes more cavities with its sticky, sugary substance. That is not always true. Studies have found that sugar free gum can actually help your teeth. Chewing a sugarless gum for 20 minutes after a meal can help prevent tooth decay.…

Children and Pacifiers | Aesthetic Dentistry

Weaning Your Child Off Their Pacifier

It’s perfectly normal for a baby to suck on a pacifier or his/her finger; sucking helps to soothe them and can prevent SIDS. But when is it time for a baby to be weaned off of their pacifier? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children should discontinue pacifier use after age 3. If…

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Serious Health Problems Your Dentist Can Find

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: your dentist can understand your overall health just by looking in your mouth! Men’s Health wrote an article revealing six serious health conditions your dentist can discover during a routine teeth cleaning. Diabetes. Your dentist notices less spit in your mouth (dry mouth) which is an…

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Little Teeth – Big News!

Great news for parents with young children! A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the number of cavities found in children ages 2-5 have decreased from 28% in 2004 to 23% in 2011-12. The report showed disparities in pediatric dental care still exist, however tooth decay is now almost 100%…