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Did You Know That A Dentist Can Help Treat Sleep Apnea? Here’s How!

Posted by: Hassey | Do Duy, on October 23, 2014

If you experience frequent fatigue and irritability when you’re awake, and loud snoring when you fall asleep, you may suffer from sleep apnea. This sleeping disorder occurs when a person stops breathing repeatedly during their sleep (usually up to 10 seconds or longer). When this happens, the brain and the rest of the body may… Read More

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4 Tips for Strengthening Your Tooth Enamel

Posted by: Hassey | Do Duy, on August 18, 2014

When tooth enamel becomes weak your teeth become susceptible to problems like cavities, chipping, and sensitivity. While you can’t regenerate tooth enamel there are things you can do to stop the weakening of your enamel and help to strengthen and re-mineralize it to avoid additional damage. Learn how to keep your teeth in their best… Read More

Categories: All Posts, Dental Tips, Dry Mouth, Grinding Teeth

4 Things That Could be Causing Your Dry Mouth

Posted by: Hassey | Do Duy, on June 20, 2014

Saliva plays an important role by moistening and cleansing out your mouth in order to digest food. Saliva also prevents infection by controlling bacteria and fungi in the mouth. However, when not enough saliva is being produced we can experience dryness of mouth, which is uncomfortable and can lead to bad breath and infection. Fortunately,… Read More

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What is Periodontal Charting?

Posted by: Hassey | Do Duy, on September 20, 2013

Every patient who comes to our office receives an initial periodontal evaluation as part of their first exam.  A portion of this evaluation is dedicated to periodontal charting, a process that includes the inspection of the tissue that immediately surrounds your teeth.  Why is it important?  Unhealthy gums are associated with bone loss, infection, and… Read More

Categories: All Posts, Routine Dental Care

3 Reasons Why White Fillings Are Better Than Amalgam Fillings

Posted by: Hassey | Do Duy, on August 13, 2013

Finding out that you need a filling is never exciting news, but you can rest assured that you’re getting the best service and quality at our dental office.  Despite what you may think, there is a silver lining to the situation, though (ironically) no silver filling.  Rather than offering traditional amalgam “silver” fillings, we offer a more superior… Read More

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What You Need to Know About Digital X-Rays

Posted by: Hassey | Do Duy, on June 27, 2013

In recent years, there have been various advancements in technology made within the field of dentistry. One of these advancements has been in improving x-ray diagnostics using digital technology. Digital x-rays use digital sensors to capture images of the teeth and roots, replacing the traditional photographic film that had previously been used. How Digital X-Rays… Read More

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What is Patient-Centered Care?

Posted by: Hassey | Do Duy, on May 28, 2013

The term “patient-centered care” is a term you’ll see a lot on the websites of local dentists, but what does it really mean? Patient-centered care: Addresses the Patient as a Whole When people hear the term holistic used, they might assume that the care they are receiving uses many alternative or untraditional care methods. However,… Read More

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Why Does My Jaw Hurt So Much When I Wake Up?

Posted by: Hassey | Do Duy, on May 2, 2013

Well, that’s a good question! Let’s see if we can get to the bottom of it. If you experience pain in your jaw in the mornings then it’s very possible that you are grinding your teeth (also known as bruxism) when you sleep. Teeth grinding can cause significant wear on your tooth enamel and can… Read More

Categories: All Posts, Grinding Teeth, TMJ

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