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It’s National Compliment Day. Here’s How to Give them a Reason to Smile.
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It’s National Compliment Day. Here’s How to Give them a Reason to Smile.

January 24 is National Compliment Day. This is the perfect reminder to give the people in your life a compliment.  Research has shown that receiving a compliment can improve task performance, enhance social interaction, and bring about positivity in relationships. Which only raises the question: Why don’t we compliment each other more? On the one...

Covering the Cost of Invisalign
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Covering the Cost of Invisalign

A number of factors go into deciding which method to use to straighten crooked teeth. Patients need to consider what will provide the best result for their specific problem, how long it will take, and how well it fits with their lifestyle. For many people, Invisalign checks all of the boxes. Invisalign is an extremely...

Are Dental Fillings Safe? What You Should Know
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Are Dental Fillings Safe? What You Should Know

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 92% of adults aged 20 to 64 have tooth decay, also called dental caries. While some people may let a cavity go without treatment, the majority see a dentist for a dental filling. Dental fillings are the surest way to repair a tooth and save...

Are Crowns Considered Endodontics? Does it Matter?
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Are Crowns Considered Endodontics? Does it Matter?

A dental crown is a cover or cap that is placed over a tooth. This might be because of damage, decay, or after a root canal procedure. Crowns are molded out of gold, porcelain fused to metal, ceramic or resin in the shape of the original tooth.   Root canals and crown placements are considered endodontic...

Don’t Let a Dental Emergency Ruin Your Holiday: What to Do Until You Can See a Dentist
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Don’t Let a Dental Emergency Ruin Your Holiday: What to Do Until You Can See a Dentist

Your dentist’s office is closed for the holidays, and you have a dental emergency. How are you supposed to eat, drink, and be merry? Luckily, most problems with teeth or dental work are not serious health issues. Instead, they’re usually more about discomfort that puts a damper on the festivities. Luckily there are things people...

Invisalign: Surviving Holiday Food and Fun
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Invisalign: Surviving Holiday Food and Fun

The holiday season is here and it’s time to start gearing up for all the office parties, family gatherings, and get-togethers with friends. Opportunities to eat, drink, socialize, and perhaps even travel can be a lot of fun, but they also tend to get us out of our normal health routines.  People who choose Invisalign...

Invisalign vs. Braces Cost: Which is the Better Investment?
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Invisalign vs. Braces Cost: Which is the Better Investment?

Dental work can be expensive, so it’s no surprise that questions about cost come up when dental patients consider straightening their teeth. Invisalign and braces are both effective ways of fixing teeth that are crooked, crowded, or irregularly spaced.  Cost shouldn’t be the only consideration, though. Every patient’s case is different, so they need to...

Are Dental Fillings Toxic?
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Are Dental Fillings Toxic?

When having a cavity filled, there are a few different materials to choose from. Over the years, there has been some controversy about the safety of some of those materials. Patients sometimes ask dentists the question “are dental fillings toxic?” According to the majority of dentists, medical associations, and government agencies, the answer to this...

Zoom! vs. Laser Teeth Whitening: Similarities, Differences, and Which You Should Choose
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Zoom! vs. Laser Teeth Whitening: Similarities, Differences, and Which You Should Choose

When over-the-counter teeth whitening products don’t give the desired results, many people turn to their dentist for stronger options. Two teeth whitening treatments that are popular are Zoom! and laser teeth whitening. At first glance, laser and Zoom! might seem the same. Both are professional treatments offered by dentists, and they do work with a...

Should I See an Endodontist?
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Should I See an Endodontist?

Why see an endodontist? There are some dental issues that are better left to a specialist rather than a regular dentist. An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in problems with the soft tissue and nerves inside teeth. An endodontist starts out with the same education as a dentist but then gets two or three...