How should I take care of my dental implants?

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One of the greatest benefits of dental implants is that they can be cared for much like natural teeth. You can brush and floss your dental implant just as you do the rest of your teeth – no soaking or special cleansers needed. Just be sure to keep up with your regularly scheduled hygiene visits… Read more »

What are porcelain veneers and how can they improve my smile?

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Porcelain veneers are thin, ceramic shells created to perfectly mimic healthy, beautiful tooth structure. They are bonded to the front of your teeth to lengthen and strengthen, while camouflaging anything from gaps and intrinsic stains, to poorly shaped or chipped teeth. In addition, because they are custom designed for you, they will fit your smile… Read more »

Why is it important to use dental floss?

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The bacteria that causes gum disease doesn’t only inhabit the front of your teeth – they like to coat the surfaces between your teeth as well. These surfaces can usually not be reached by your toothbrush. Daily flossing disrupts the colonies of bacteria, cleans away food particles that may be stuck, and helps you keep… Read more »

How often should I brush and floss?

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Your at-home oral care routine is one of the most important factors in keeping your mouth – and the rest of you – healthy because it helps control oral bacteria every day. Proper brushing and flossing disrupts the biofilm of plaque, preventing it from turning into tartar, also known as calculus. If tartar does build… Read more »

What should I do if I have bad breath?

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Bad breath is not only embarrassing; it can indicate that something isn’t right. Bad breath in the morning, while dieting, or accompanying a cold is quite normal and can be addressed with proper oral hygiene, brushing or scraping your tongue, mouth rinses, and Xylitol chewing gum. If your bad breath persists throughout the day or… Read more »