Patient Education

Know Your Dental Specialties: Orthodontist
December 31, 2018
Know Your Dental Specialties: Orthodontist

Simply put, an orthodontist is a type of dentist. However, many people don't know this because general dentistry and orthodontics are treated as two very separate kinds of dental care.

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How Dental Implants Were Invented
December 23, 2018
How Dental Implants Were Invented

Perhaps the earliest example of dental implants were seashells found in the jaw of an ancient Mayan skeleton from 1,300 years ago.

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General Dentistry
The Link Between Gum Disease & Heart Disease
December 15, 2018
The Link Between Gum Disease & Heart Disease

Recent studies have revealed that there is a strong correlation between gum disease and cardiovascular disease. Gum disease, which is referred to by dentists as periodontitis

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General Dentistry
The Truth About Oil Pulling
December 8, 2018
The Truth About Oil Pulling

Among the many health fads and rumors going around the web, oil pulling is one that we dentists get asked about a lot. The question is, does oil pulling really prevent tooth decay?

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Oral Hygiene
See the Dentist More Often & You'll Save Money!
November 22, 2018
See the Dentist More Often & You'll Save Money!

What if we told you the more often you see your dentist, the less you'll spend on dentistry? We know it sounds like a contradiction, but that is the power of preventive dentistry.

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If You Have Insurance, Your Cleanings Are Free!
November 15, 2018
If You Have Insurance, Your Cleanings Are Free!

We know many dental patients find the ins & outs of dental insurance confusing, but if you have dental insurance the most important thing for you to know is that you get two free cleanings per year!

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The Fast Magic of Dental Bonding
November 8, 2018
The Fast Magic of Dental Bonding

If you need a chipped tooth repaired or want a fast and relatively affordable way to change the shape of your smile, dental bonding is the solution.

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General Dentistry
The Many Ways We Provide Gentle Dental Care
November 1, 2018
The Many Ways We Provide Gentle Dental Care

When we talk to patients about dentistry, one of the main concerns they bring up is whether the dental care they receive will be gentle. As dentists, our main concern of course is your health, but we understand the desire to have a gentle dental care experience. We know it's not everyday you have to let another person look around your mouth, so we strive to do all we can to make sure your visit & your treatment comfortable, & we mean this in the broadest sense possible.

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What You Should Know About Teeth Grinding
October 25, 2018
What You Should Know About Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding is when you clench your jaw closed & grind your teeth together, whether consciously or unconsciously. Teeth grinding is called bruxism by dentists, & it can cause damage, discomfort & pain.

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Preventive Dentistry
Dental Crowns 101
October 18, 2018
Dental Crowns 101

Dental crowns, or caps, are one of the most common restorative dental procedures that dentists perform. If you've been told you need a crown, there's no reason to worry. Dental crowns allow us to restore your smile both functionally & aesthetically, & modern techniques mean we can complete the procedure faster than in the past.

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General Dentistry
What You Need to Know About Professional Teeth Whitening
October 10, 2018
What You Need to Know About Professional Teeth Whitening

The color of their teeth is one of the top things people say they would like to change about their smile. Thankfully, teeth whitening is fairly simple treatment, but there are so many options for teeth whitening you may find yourself with a few questions. We think the most common and the most important question we hear is this: Why should I have my dentist whiten my teeth instead of using those drugstore whitening kits?

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Cosmetic Dentistry
How Do I Find a Good Dentist Near Me?
October 3, 2018
How Do I Find a Good Dentist Near Me?

Finding a dentist is about finding someone you like and trust. The dental clinic you choose should be you & your family's dental home, your headquarters for all things dental health related. It should be a place where you feel comfortable & where you're greeting by name when you arrive.

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Porcelain Veneers Can Give You a Hollywood Smile
September 26, 2018
Porcelain Veneers Can Give You a Hollywood Smile

Have you ever looked at a celebrity smile & wished your smile could be equally perfect. Well, it's no big secret among dentists that most Hollywood stars were not born with perfect teeth. For many celebrities, their Hollywood smiles are achieved with the help of cosmetic dentistry, particularly porcelain veneers.

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Cosmetic Dentistry
What Are Mouthguards?
September 19, 2018
What Are Mouthguards?

There are two categories of mouthguards with two different purposes that you can get from your dentist. Mouthguards for sports are intended to prevent injury. Mouthguards worn while sleeping are intended to prevent problems associated with teeth grinding or other bite problems.

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Preventive Dentistry
Our Pledge to You...
September 12, 2018
Our Pledge to You...

Our pledge to you is to provide the most personalized, effective dental care possible. Caring for your individual dental health is part of our larger goal of improving & supporting the overall health of the community.

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A Fun Timeline of Early Dental History
September 4, 2018
A Fun Timeline of Early Dental History

From magic spells to seeing the barber for a toothache, caring for teeth has a long and storied history. Here are some of the most significant moments in the history of early dentistry, right up until when the word "dentist" was first coined.

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How Often Should You Replace Your Toothbrush?
August 28, 2018
How Often Should You Replace Your Toothbrush?

We've all heard that the pen is mightier than the sword. You might also say that the toothbrush is mightier than the drill! That's because if you wield your toothbrush properly, it's a very powerful weapon against tooth decay & gum disease. But like any tool, if you want it to work best, you need to take care of it.

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Oral Hygiene
The Role of the Dental Assistant in Your Health
August 20, 2018
The Role of the Dental Assistant in Your Health

Dental assistants are often described as the dentist's right hand. They are vital members of the dental team who ensure that you are cared for in a timely, efficient manner in a super clean, germ-free practice.

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Health & Fitness
What to Do If Your Tooth Gets Knocked Out
August 12, 2018
What to Do If Your Tooth Gets Knocked Out

While we all experienced losing teeth as a right of passage through childhood, losing a tooth as an adult is no fun at all, especially when it's the result of an accident.

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General Dentistry
Why You Shouldn’t Fear Root Canals
August 4, 2018
Why You Shouldn’t Fear Root Canals

Root canals have earned a bad reputation. This procedure has become the butt of jokes on TV shows & in games of “Would You Rather”. It has also become the subject of an unusual amount of anxiety because patients expect the procedure to be painful, despite recent advancements that ensure this isn’t the case. But from a health perspective, root canals are heroic: they are a life-saving procedure for your tooth!

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General Dentistry
What Is Toothpaste Made Of?
July 28, 2018
What Is Toothpaste Made Of?

These days people are being more and more conscious of what's in the food they eat and the products they buy. But do you know what your toothpaste is made of?

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Health & Fitness
Your Guide to Understanding How Dental Insurance Works
July 20, 2018
Your Guide to Understanding How Dental Insurance Works

Most people get their dental insurance through their employer, who will choose it depending on what they expect the dental needs of their employees are. However, if you are self-employed, not working, or your employer doesn’t offer dental insurance, you can sign up for dental insurance as an individual

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Your Child's School May Require a Dental Exam
July 13, 2018
Your Child's School May Require a Dental Exam

Many primary & secondary schools across the United States (& in some other countries) require students to have a dental exam from a pediatric dentist or family dentist before they finish certain grade levels.

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Know Your Dental Specialties: Periodontist
July 5, 2018
Know Your Dental Specialties: Periodontist

A periodontist is a fully trained dentist who specializes in treating periodontal disease (advanced gum disease) and the placement of dental implants.

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What Makes a Kids' Dentist Different?
June 27, 2018
What Makes a Kids' Dentist Different?

If you're looking to find the right dentist & establish a "dental home" for your family, you may wonder what the difference is between a pediatric dentist (a.k.a. a kids' dentist) & a family dentist. After all, most family dentists see both children & adults.

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Why on Earth Do Implants Cost So Much?
June 19, 2018
Why on Earth Do Implants Cost So Much?

Dental implants are the top-of-the-line when it comes to natural and functional replacements for missing teeth, but that excellence can come with a hefty price tag. Replacing missing teeth can have a positive effect on your health,

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General Dentistry
Your Guide to Post-Treatment Pain Relief
June 12, 2018
Your Guide to Post-Treatment Pain Relief

As dental professionals, most of what we do is about relieving and preventing pain. However, sometimes post-procedure pain is an unfortunate but unavoidable step on the road to a healthy and functional smile.

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Health & Fitness
Protecting Kids' Teeth During Sports
June 5, 2018
Protecting Kids' Teeth During Sports

Wearing a mouth guard during sports activities is one of the best ways to avoid injuries to your child's teeth & emergency dental care. Mouth guards, which are made from a plastic or rubber material & fit over the top arch of teeth, not only protect your teeth, but also protect lips & cheeks from being damaged by teeth during an impact.

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Preventive Dentistry
What Are Tooth Fillings Made Of? (Hint: Not Frosting!)
May 28, 2018
What Are Tooth Fillings Made Of? (Hint: Not Frosting!)

Ask anyone over the age of 40 and they'll tell you that getting a dental filling used to mean adding a gleam of metal to your mouth. Recently, modern dentistry has adopted new high-tech materials that imitate the look of natural teeth

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General Dentistry
The Vital Reasons Why You Should Replace Missing Teeth
May 21, 2018
The Vital Reasons Why You Should Replace Missing Teeth

The goal of modern dentistry is for each & every patient to keep all their teeth for their entire lifetime. As dental health awareness & dental technology have advanced over the last half century, we now see fewer older people who are missing all their teeth (a condition dentists call edentulism).

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General Dentistry
Dental Care Concerns for Seniors
May 13, 2018
Dental Care Concerns for Seniors

Like every other part of our bodies, our mouths change as we age. As the carefree days of youth fade you may be faced with new challenges when it comes to your oral health

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Health & Fitness
Choosing Among the Different Types of Dental Practices
May 6, 2018
Choosing Among the Different Types of Dental Practices

Most patients, especially those in suburban areas near cities, have two choices for the types of dental practices they can go to. There are classic privately-owned practices, which are small businesses where the supervising dentist is also the owner.

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Emergency Dental Care
May 2, 2018
Emergency Dental Care

Even if you take excellent care of your teeth & mouth, sometimes an unforeseen incident could put you in need of emergency dental care. Whether the culprit for your emergency is an injury, a rogue popcorn kernel, or just a mystery toothache, our dental clinic is here for you in an emergency.

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Your Intro to Dental Implants
April 28, 2018
Your Intro to Dental Implants

Dental implants are the latest & greatest in dental technology that allows dentist to replace missing teeth permanently. You may know that implants can replace teeth & are used in complete smile reconstructions & makeovers. But you may also not be sure exactly what dental implants are, & how they work.

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General Dentistry
We Respect the Schedules of Our Working Patients
April 20, 2018
We Respect the Schedules of Our Working Patients

We know the majority of our patients work during the middle of the day. You may not work 9 to 5 exactly (maybe you work 8 to 4) but chances are that in the middle of the day, your employer or clients expect you to be at work or available. That's why we do our best to offer teeth cleaning appointments that fit your work schedule.

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How Pregnancy Can Affect Your Oral Health
April 12, 2018
How Pregnancy Can Affect Your Oral Health

Among the many changes that women experience in their bodies when they become pregnant, changes to their oral health may be among the most surprising and perplexing.

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Health & Fitness
Today’s Many Options for Braces
April 5, 2018
Today’s Many Options for Braces

When you think of braces, you may think of months to years of a mouth full of metal, but just like all other technologies, the technology of straightening teeth has advanced in recent years. There are lots of options for braces these days, some of which you might not even call braces.

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Cosmetic Dentistry
A Step-by-Step Guide to Teaching Good Brushing Habits to Your Kids
March 28, 2018
A Step-by-Step Guide to Teaching Good Brushing Habits to Your Kids

Brushing your teeth is very important for your oral & overall health, but to kids, it’s just a chore. But it doesn’t have to be! Here are some tips for teaching your kids how to brush their teeth effectively & solidify good dental care habits for a lifetime of healthy teeth.

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Oral Hygiene
Great Reasons to Get Braces
March 21, 2018
Great Reasons to Get Braces

Many people think of braces as a right of passage that we subject pre-teens & teens to in the midst of their most awkward years just to ensure they have a nice straight smile by the time they reach adulthood. But the truth is that braces can benefit people of all ages & not all of the reasons to get braces are aesthetic.

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Cosmetic Dentistry
How What You Eat Affects Your Teeth
March 14, 2018
How What You Eat Affects Your Teeth

When most of us think of the affect of food on our teeth, we probably think of the age-old wisdom that sugar causes tooth decay. And while sugar is a notorious culprit, there are many other ways that the foods you eat affect your teeth, & not all of it is bad news.

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Health & Fitness
What Do Denture Wearers & Astronauts Have in Common?
March 7, 2018
What Do Denture Wearers & Astronauts Have in Common?

The answer: Bone loss. A common legend says that an astronaut who returned to Earth after an extended stay on a space station had bones so weak that he broke his arm lifting a tea cup.

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General Dentistry
Why Summer Is a Great Time to Start Braces
February 27, 2018
Why Summer Is a Great Time to Start Braces

Why not start getting your kids' smiles in shape this summer? Kids, & often moms & dads, have a little more free time during the summer, so it's a great time to get a jumpstart on necessary orthodontic treatment.

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Cosmetic Dentistry
How Long to Dental Implants Last?
February 20, 2018
How Long to Dental Implants Last?

With dental implants becoming a more and more popular solution to replace missing teeth, it's fair to ask: how long do dental implants last? The short answer is that dental implants can last a lifetime. Here's the long answer.

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General Dentistry
3 Drinks That Have Way More Sugar Than You Think
February 12, 2018
3 Drinks That Have Way More Sugar Than You Think

The message that soda is bad for your teeth and your overall health is hard to avoid these days. Most of us already know that sugary soda pop should be treated as a special treat.

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Health & Fitness
A Small Bite of History About Dentures
February 5, 2018
A Small Bite of History About Dentures

In the unfortunate situation that a patient is missing their teeth, dentures are a great solution to return a smile to beauty and function.

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General Dentistry
Do Drugstore Teeth Whitening Products Work?
January 28, 2018
Do Drugstore Teeth Whitening Products Work?

The most effective and best teeth whitening treatment you can receive is a professional teeth whitening session at the dentist. The dentist has access to specialized whitening products and knows how to whiten teeth quickly and effectively.

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Cosmetic Dentistry
3 Ways to Re-Shape Your Smile Without Braces
January 20, 2018
3 Ways to Re-Shape Your Smile Without Braces

When people think of a smile makeover, many people think of braces. And it's true that braces can create a very powerful before and after image. However, not every smile makeover involves braces.

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Cosmetic Dentistry
5 Tips for Being a Better Dental Patient
January 12, 2018
5 Tips for Being a Better Dental Patient

Like any relationship in life, having good communication with your dentist is the key to success. The five tips listed below are intended to help you improve your oral health by communicating better with your dentist & /or dental hygienist.

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Understanding Tooth Sensitivity
January 4, 2018
Understanding Tooth Sensitivity

Many millions of people suffer from tooth sensitivity at some point in their life, usually in the form of tooth pain in reaction to heat or cold. Tooth sensitivity has many causes, some more easily fixed than others. However, it's important to know that tooth sensitivity is sometimes a sign of a more serious dental problem of condition.

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Health & Fitness
What Is a Deep Cleaning?
December 27, 2017
What Is a Deep Cleaning?

Most dental patients come into the office twice a year for a teeth cleaning. However, some patients are told that they need to get a deep cleaning instead, and that they need to see us more often than twice a year.

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Preventive Dentistry
Some Wisdom About Wisdom Teeth
December 19, 2017
Some Wisdom About Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the name for your third permanent molars, which typically appear from age 17-25. It is thought the name "wisdom teeth" comes from the fact that they appear long after all your other permanent teeth, when you a much older & wiser. Most people have four wisdom teeth, one in each quadrant of the mouth (upper left, upper right, lower left, lower right).

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Health & Fitness
The Facts & Mysteries of Bruxism
December 11, 2017
The Facts & Mysteries of Bruxism

Bruxism is what dentists call teeth clenching and teeth grinding. The symptoms of bruxism are fairly easy to spot, as are the complications that can result from it.

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Preventive Dentistry
Your Step-by-Step Guide to Teeth Whitening at the Dentist
December 3, 2017
Your Step-by-Step Guide to Teeth Whitening at the Dentist

The professional teeth whitening process starts with a consultation with your dentist. Not everyone is a good candidate for teeth whitening, which is why you want to talk to a dentist before you have it done.

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Cosmetic Dentistry
Dentists Don't Use Novocain Anymore!
November 25, 2017
Dentists Don't Use Novocain Anymore!

Dentists no longer use Novocain when treating patients. No, this doesn't mean we've somehow managed to make dentistry completely painless (we wish!).

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Reasons for Tooth Extraction
November 17, 2017
Reasons for Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is when a tooth is removed from it's place in the gum & bone of your jaw. Compared to many dental procedures, tooth extraction can sound scary, especially when it's referred to as "oral surgery".

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General Dentistry
Know Your Dental Specialties: Prosthodontist
November 9, 2017
Know Your Dental Specialties: Prosthodontist

Like an orthodontist or a periodontist, a prosthodontist is a type of dentist who has received specialized training in a particular type of dentistry. After completing their education in general dentistry, a prosthodontist continues to train for three additional years

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The Importance of Caring for Baby Teeth
November 2, 2017
The Importance of Caring for Baby Teeth

Kids are going to lose their teeth soon anyway, it's okay for them to get a little tooth decay or other oral problems. This is not true!

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Health & Fitness
5 Things You Didn't Know From Dental Care History in the U.S.
October 25, 2017
5 Things You Didn't Know From Dental Care History in the U.S.

We'll bet the early history of dental care and dentists in the United States is far more interesting that you would have guessed, filled with famous names and genius innovations

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The Causes of Wisdom Tooth Pain
October 17, 2017
The Causes of Wisdom Tooth Pain

Generally speaking, there are two types of wisdom tooth pain: the kind that indicates a problem and the kind that’s just part of growing up.

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General Dentistry
The Science Behind Teeth Whitening
October 10, 2017
The Science Behind Teeth Whitening

In a world filled with whitening toothpastes and drugstore whitening kits, it’s important to know that the most effective teeth whitening treatment still comes from your dentist.

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Cosmetic Dentistry
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Care
October 2, 2017
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Care

Our team has been caring for our community for a while now & we've noticed many patients come to us with the same questions over & over again. Always feel free to ask us questions when you have them! In the meantime, check out the FAQ & answers below to learn more about your oral health.

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Health & Fitness
How to Prepare Your Child for the Dentist
September 24, 2017
How to Prepare Your Child for the Dentist

One of the best ways to make sure your child has a healthy smile for life is by establishing a dental home. That means creating a trusting relationship between your child & your family dentist & making sure visits to the dentist are fun & educational.

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Dental Visits
Is Tooth Polishing Necessary?
September 17, 2017
Is Tooth Polishing Necessary?

We know that for most of our patients, their favorite part of a dental cleaning is how smooth and clean their teeth feel afterward

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Cosmetic Dentistry
A Little-Known Dental Insurance Trick Can Save You Money
September 9, 2017
A Little-Known Dental Insurance Trick Can Save You Money

When it comes to dental insurance, or insurance in general, many of us are quickly baffled. There are so many different types of plans & unfamiliar vocabulary that it often feels like trying to learn a new language. However, there is one important concept about your dental insurance that you should absolutely know, & it can save you money!

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Be Sure to Use Your Dental Benefits Every Year
September 2, 2017
Be Sure to Use Your Dental Benefits Every Year

If you have dental insurance, your insurance company provides you with a certain dental benefits each year. In case you're not very familiar with insurance vocabulary, you can think of an insurance benefit as a dental service that the insurance company pays all or most of the cost of. Most dental plans cover the most common preventive services at 100%, meaning the insurance company pays 100% of the cost & you pay nothing.

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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Dental Health?
August 26, 2017
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Dental Health?

Test your knowledge of dentistry & your dental health! Take the quiz & see the answer key at the bottom to see how well you did.

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Health & Fitness
What's a Periodontist & Why Do I Need One?
August 19, 2017
What's a Periodontist & Why Do I Need One?

You're used to going to the dentist & just seeing the doctor, the hygienist & maybe a dental assistant. But now you've been told you need to see a periodontist too. Now you're thinking, "Perio-what?"

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Clear Braces vs. Metal Braces
August 12, 2017
Clear Braces vs. Metal Braces

The choice between clear braces or metal braces is becoming an age-old debate at the orthodontist's office or the dentist's office. For many patients who wish to straighten their teeth, the choice comes down to balancing the affect of orthodontics on your appearance, it's impact on your budget, & the expected or desired outcome for your particular case.

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Cosmetic Dentistry
How Teeth Whitening Works
August 5, 2017
How Teeth Whitening Works

Teeth bleaching is one of the quickest & least invasive ways to make a huge difference in the appearance of your smile. Most dentists offer either in-office teeth whitening, take-home teeth whitening kits, or both

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Cosmetic Dentistry
Why Your Detox Water Is Bad For Your Teeth
July 29, 2017
Why Your Detox Water Is Bad For Your Teeth

These do-it-yourself fruit and herb infused water concoctions are supposed to be great for your overall health, but there's one problem: detox water can be really bad for your teeth!

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Health & Fitness
No Need to Fear the Dentist
July 21, 2017
No Need to Fear the Dentist

With today's modern sedation techniques & better understanding of the causes & solutions for dental phobia, there is no reason to fear the dentist. As dentists, the thing we fear the most is our patients being in pain or experiencing other challenges due to not visiting the dentist for checkups & treatment.

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Yes, Flossing Really Is That Important & Here's Why
July 19, 2017
Yes, Flossing Really Is That Important & Here's Why

As dental professionals we often feel like a broken record (or a scratched CD, depending on your generation) telling patients that they need to floss more. We don't mean to be nags, we just want you to have the healthiest, happiest smile possible!

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Oral Hygiene
What Is TMJ & How Can a Dentist Help?
July 14, 2017
What Is TMJ & How Can a Dentist Help?

The temporomandibular joints are the joints on either side of your head that connect your jaw to your skull & allow you to open & close your mouth, chew, & speak. Because it can move in many different directions, these joints are some of the most complex in your body.

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General Dentistry
The Difference Between Cleanings, Deep Cleanings & Periodontal Maintenance
July 6, 2017
The Difference Between Cleanings, Deep Cleanings & Periodontal Maintenance

There is more than one type of dental procedure that may be casually referred to as a cleaning. For example, there is a regular cleaning & then there is what is referred to a deep cleaning. It's important to understand that there is a big difference between these procedures & implications that each of these procedures have when it comes to your oral health.

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Preventive Dentistry
Teeth Cleanings Are About More Than Clean Teeth!
June 29, 2017
Teeth Cleanings Are About More Than Clean Teeth!

When most of a us think of a teeth cleaning appointment, we think of polishing & maybe a little scraping. But the truth is that teeth cleaning appointments are about so much more than clean, shiny teeth!

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Oral Hygiene
5 Reasons to Visit the Dentist
June 21, 2017
5 Reasons to Visit the Dentist

There have been unanswered calls, deleted voicemails, ignored texts, & friendly reminders that never make it out of the envelope...we both know it's been a while since you visited the dentist. If all our efforts to reconnect with you haven't convinced you, maybe the following 5 reasons to see the dentist will get you to take care of your teeth properly again!

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Not Everyone Loses All Their Baby Teeth (Milk Teeth)!
June 13, 2017
Not Everyone Loses All Their Baby Teeth (Milk Teeth)!

While most people finish losing their primary teeth (also called baby teeth or milk teeth) by age 12, there are some adults who still have at least one baby tooth!

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General Dentistry
Signs of a Cavity
June 5, 2017
Signs of a Cavity

Cavities, or tooth decay, is a fairly common dental ailment, particularly in children or young adults. Even though most of our patients are familiar with what cavities are, we find that many are still surprised when we tell them they have a cavity! That's because many cavities, especially early on, do not cause tooth pain& may not be visible to the untrained eye.

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General Dentistry
The Star-Studded History of Veneers
May 28, 2017
The Star-Studded History of Veneers

If your teeth are cracked, stained, or otherwise damaged, cosmetic dentistry can greatly improve the appearance of your smile. Dentists use crowns, bridges, implants, onlays and veneers for smile makeovers

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Cosmetic Dentistry
We Respect Your Busy Schedule
May 20, 2017
We Respect Your Busy Schedule

If we're honest with ourselves, we know that visiting the dentist is not high on your list of favorite activities. As much as we love dentistry & caring for smiles, we know the general public doesn't quite share our passion. That's why we do everything we can to make sure we provide dental care in a way that respects your busy schedule.

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Why Hollywood Needs to Stop Hating on Root Canals
May 12, 2017
Why Hollywood Needs to Stop Hating on Root Canals

Despite what Hollywood may make you think, root canals are painless and one of the most important procedures a dentist can do to save your tooth

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General Dentistry
What’s the Difference Between DDS & DMD?
April 28, 2017
What’s the Difference Between DDS & DMD?

As dentists we know we sometimes speak a slightly different, more clinical, language than our patients. We try not to be mysterious, but sometimes what’s common knowledge to us could be confusing to our patients. One common thing that patients want to know is the meaning of the different letters you see after our names: either DDS or DMD. So what’s the difference? Is one better than the other?

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Replacing Missing Teeth: Dentures vs. Dental Implants
April 25, 2017
Replacing Missing Teeth: Dentures vs. Dental Implants

Whether you've lost teeth to decay, periodontal disease or an accident, we know that having a missing tooth can be embarrassing, inconvenient & often very uncomfortable. Luckily, there are many options for restoring your teeth, but with so many options, there is also some confusion.

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General Dentistry
5 Things You Do That Annoy Your Dental Hygienist
April 21, 2017
5 Things You Do That Annoy Your Dental Hygienist

Despite what some people seem to think, a hygienist's greatest desire is not to scold patients. A dental hygienist's greatest desire is to see healthy mouths free of tooth decay and dental disease.

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Keeping Up With Dental Health in the Summer
April 17, 2017
Keeping Up With Dental Health in the Summer

Summertime is a great time. The days are longer, we spend more time outside, the kids are out of school, & many of us take trips with family & friends. With all the changes in your routine during the summer, it might be easy to let dental care become less of a priority. Here are a few tips from your dental team to keep you smiling all summer long.

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Health & Fitness
Make the Most of Your Dental Insurance Before the Year Ends!
April 13, 2017
Make the Most of Your Dental Insurance Before the Year Ends!

As your dental clinic, it's our responsibility to help guide you through your oral health care so it is as easy & affordable as possible. As a result, we're dedicated to helping you make the most of your dental insurance, ensuring you get the care you need & you take advantage of every benefit available to you.

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The Facts of Gum Disease
April 10, 2017
The Facts of Gum Disease

Everyone knows about cavities & how they affect your teeth and your oral health, but you never hear very much about gum disease. What is gum disease? How can you protect your gums and teeth from gum disease? And what causes it anyway?

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General Dentistry
Low Sugar Dessert Recipes to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
April 7, 2017
Low Sugar Dessert Recipes to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

As the dental health professionals in charge of keeping your smile healthy, we want to do everything we can to keep potential health threats away from your teeth. We all know that sugar can cause major problems when it comes to oral health, particularly tooth decay. That being said, we know it's unrealistic to tell you to stay away from sugar all together.

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Health & Fitness
Dental Bridges Abridged
April 3, 2017
Dental Bridges Abridged

There are many ways to replace missing teeth & restore your smile, & bridges are a good permanent solution. They can replace one or more missing teeth, including molars, & cannot be removed, unlike dentures.

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General Dentistry
Why Teeth Cleanings Are Important
March 31, 2017
Why Teeth Cleanings Are Important

Over time, plaque (a thick, bacteria-filled film) and tartar (a hard calcium-based build-up) can build up on your teeth & eventually lead to tooth decay. While regular brushing & flossing at home can help prevent this buildup, it can't necessarily remove it. That's why going to your dentist for a professional cleaning is so important.

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Oral Hygiene
The Purpose of a Dental Post
March 27, 2017
The Purpose of a Dental Post

Just like a post you place when building a fence, a dental post is intended to keep something stable and in place—in this case, a tooth.

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General Dentistry
How to Choose a Toothbrush
March 24, 2017
How to Choose a Toothbrush

Humans have been using toothbrushes to remove food from teeth for thousands of years. Early toothbrushes were sticks with frayed ends, & later brushes were made from bone, wood or ivory & animal hairs. We have come a long way since then, & toothbrushes today are very effective at removing food & plaque & keeping your teeth & gums clean to prevent tooth decay.

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Oral Hygiene
Why Dental Care Is Important
March 19, 2017
Why Dental Care Is Important

Any dentist will tell you that dental care is important, but what we might not explain is exactly WHY dental care is important. Though you see a different doctor for your physical health than you do for your oral health, much of what your dentist does is connected to your overall health.

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Oral Hygiene
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If you are looking for dentists in North Plainfield, NJ, look no further than Brilliant Smiles of North Plainfield for all of your dentistry needs. Whether you want a simple dental cleaning or you have a dental emergency, we are here to help. Contact us now.

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Monday       : 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday       : 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday : 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday     : 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday           : 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday      : 8:00 am – 1:00 pm