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Fluoride: How Much Do We Need?

Every week, I get questions about fluoride. In short, fluoride is important; our teeth and bones depend on it. But how much do we need and where should it come from? First, a quick primer. fluoride protects tooth enamel from the bacteria in plaque that can build up on and around the tooth. It strengthens […]

Pregnant? What You Need to Know About Dental Care

Dental care should be an important part of a pregnant woman’s prenatal plan With all the things going on in a woman’s body during pregnancy, gingivitis may not be on the radar of a mother-to-be…especially when she’s taken such care in her overall health. Compared to the other changes, gingivitis (i.e. gum disease) may be […]

Why Do People Snore?

Snoring causes more sleeplessness and irritability than most people realize. Snoring is one of the loudest noises people can make with their body, sometimes clocking in at 92 decibels—as much as a jackhammer! If it happens frequently, it can cause excessive daytime sleepiness, poor concentration and attention, memory loss and headaches. Snoring happens only during […]

Leave Dental Phobia Behind

Do you get a little nervous about an approaching dental appointment? Feel anxiety creeping up as you make your way to the dentist office? Panic when faced with a dental issue that requires sinking into the dental chair? That’s ok. Many people do. We understand that seeing a dentist can cause some form of anxiety. […]

Should You Replace Your Silver Fillings?

While silver makes for beautiful adornment, in the mouth, it can draw unwanted attention to previous dental repairs, where missing, worn, damaged or decayed teeth have been restored. Before & After: Silver amalgam replaced by natural-looking composite fillings For more than 100 years, cavities have been commonly filled with a silver compound called amalgam—a stable alloy […]