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How Do I Know If I Have Gum Disease?

“My last dentist told me I have gum disease and I need a deep cleaning, but my teeth don’t hurt.” Why fix something that doesn’t hurt? Health problems come in two different varieties: the kind that you become aware of because it hurts, and the kinds that don’t provoke any symptoms until the disease has […]

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My Teeth Are a Little Crooked, Why Should I Get Them Straightened?

If you are thinking about getting your teeth straightened, you may be wondering if there are any health benefits to getting braces. The biggest benefit for getting braces is the most obvious one, and likely the reason you are considering it in the first place.You like the way it looks to have straight, well-aligned teeth. […]

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Should I Get Braces or Veneers?

If you’re teeth are a little crooked or crowded or have too much space in between them, you may be thinking about what you can do to get them straightened out. Sometimes crowns or veneers are used to correct cosmetic concerns with teeth. And while there are cases when crowns and veneers will be the […]

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How Much Radiation is Present in Dental X-rays?

One of the most common reasons people are hesitant to take x-rays is because they do not want to be exposed to radiation. We agree that minimizing exposure to radiation is of critical importance, and we adhere to the ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonably Achievable). We also weigh the benefits of the information gained […]

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Do I Really Need X-rays?

One common question that people have when visiting the dentist is “Do I really need x-rays?” Yes! Dental x-rays help us diagnose problems that the dentist cannot see with the naked eye. The easiest way to think of it is like this: X-rays help us diagnose a cavity that is THIS big. We can see […]

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What is the Difference Between a Regular Cleaning and a Deep Cleaning?

A routine cleaning is called for when a patient has healthy gums or gingivitis. (Gingivitis is reversible changes in the gums and jaw bone. Periodontitis is when there are irreversible changes.) The focus in a routine cleaning is to remove plaque and tartar accumulations on and in between the teeth, at or above the gum […]

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