Archive for the ‘Dental Care & Health’ Category

Why Patient Amenities are so Important to Me

Before I became a cosmetic and restorative dentist, I walked in your shoes. No matter how much I knew I needed to get my teeth cleaned and examined as a teenager and young adult, I still had a slight unsettling feeling about the experience. This is pretty common for most people when they think about

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The Importance of Good Oral Health

We all know how much our smile affects our self-image and self-esteem. And even though there are ways to boost your confidence and smile, understand that more serious issues may result from poor oral hygiene. In fact, your oral health is more important than you may even understand or realize. Here are some ways your

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How Your Smile Affects Your Self Image and Self Esteem

One of the first things you see when you look in the mirror and smile is your teeth. Many patients come to me with crooked, stained, chipped, crowned or even missing teeth and seek help. They simply don’t like what they see. And, although it is a cosmetic issue for most, the underlying affects go

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Why Your Teeth Will Thank You

Many of us try to maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating right and exercising regularly. But, did you know that your teeth benefit from eating vegetables as much as your overall body? We recently explored some of the worst foods for your teeth, but let’s now focus on the best food and drinks. Here’s a

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Guess Which Foods are Bad for Your Teeth

I recently asked my Facebook fans to take a guess at which foods are the worst for your teeth. You probably aren’t surprised by the responses – sodas and sweets – you know, all the things we enjoy! The usual suspects always come top of mind. But, what about the more obscure ones? For instance,

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Diet Coke May be Bad for Your Teeth

Have you ever heard of “coke mouth?” When you drink too much and too often, your teeth run the risk of rotting. A recent study compared it to methamphetamine or crack cocaine. I’m sure most would never associate Diet Coke to cocaine; one would never assume a harmful illegal drug would have the same affect

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