How Does Oral Sedation Work?

October 18, 2017 /
A patient takes an oral sedative before dental procedure.

Sedation dentistry is immensely helpful to a certain kind of patient. Do you get nervous or anxious at the thought of a simple teeth cleaning? Do your misgivings devolve into a full-on fear of the dentist? Most dangerously, do you find yourself delaying treatment and living with oral discomfort because you are so apprehensive about seeking dental care?

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Preventive Dentistry: What It Is & Why It Matters

September 7, 2017 /
A young lady practices preventive dentistry.

What’s better than solving a problem? Avoiding it altogether in the first place. When you take proper care of your teeth and responsibly manage your oral health, the resulting benefits are multitudinous.

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How To Find the Best Pediatric Dentist Near You

August 7, 2017 /
A pediatric dentist treats a young girl.

Many parents wonder how to find the best pediatric dentist for their kid. Great pediatric dentistry can make a huge difference in how your little one begins building lifelong, healthy dental care habits. Children should begin visiting the dentist as early as by their first birthday, so beginning the search sooner than later is important. The key to choosing the right pediatric dentist is to find the perfect balance of deep medical expertise and an accessible, enjoyable experience for young patients.

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What Does a Pediatric Dentist Do?

August 6, 2017 /
A pediatric dentist works with children.

A pediatric dentist treats infants, children, and teens, offering a wide variety of dental care services. This role includes stewardship over the transition from their primary (“baby”) teeth to their secondary teeth, ensuring that those come in and develop in a healthy, safe manner.

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Cosmetic Dentistry Benefits You Might Not Expect

July 19, 2017 /
There are many benefits to cosmetic dentistry.

Dental health is important. Adopting a responsible, thorough dental care regimen, including regular visits to your dentists, is one critical component of a long and healthy life. However, many patients care about more than just how their teeth feel and function – they care about how they look. Continue Reading →

Kids Dentistry: Teach Your Little One to Love the Dentist

July 17, 2017 /
A pediatric dental patient smiles while happily brushing her teeth.

Parents want their children to grow up healthy and happy. This mean providing kids with the tools they need to thrive as adults – especially healthy habits.

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3 Oral Sedation Benefits That May Surprise You

June 12, 2017 /
A patient comfortably undergoes oral sedation during her visit to the dentist.

Oral sedation dentistry leverages medication to help patients enjoy confidence and peace of mind when undergoing what might otherwise be a stressful or unpleasant dental procedure.

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Zoom Teeth Whitening Aftercare

March 23, 2017 /
After undergoing Zoom tooth whitening, a young woman shows off her newly white teeth.

Sometimes, even after a lifetime of healthy dental habits, our teeth begin to display signs of what you might refer to colloquially as “wear and tear.” Eventually, all those cups of coffee and glasses of red wine add up, and what was once a brilliantly white smile can begin to lose some of its luster. Fortunately, revolutionary advances in modern technology like the Philips Zoom professional whitening procedure offer a fast, effective, and safe solution.

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Choosing Invisalign: What You Need To Know

January 3, 2017 /
A woman smiles after completing her Invisalign treatment.

For many of us, braces conjure up cringeworthy memories from our youth, from first dances to pop quizzes to dreaded picture days. However, the benefits of addressing serious dental issues sooner than later are immutable. For teen and adult patients considering teeth-straightening options who are anxious about a treatment as outwardly obvious as traditional braces, undetectable aligners like Invisalign® are an excellent solution.

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5 Real Reasons Dental Implants Are More Popular Than Ever

November 16, 2016 /
Woman with dental implants smiles at a restaurant.

A dentist’s preference is always to save the natural tooth (if at all possible). If you find yourself facing a possible tooth extraction, you should inquire about a qualified dentist or endodontist in your area certified to offer root canal therapy or other alternative treatment programs. However, should it become clear that there is no other option available, rest assured that, thanks to the right dental implants procedure, modern technology is on your side.

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