Plaque Vs. Tartar: What’s the Difference, and Why it Matters

Posted by on Jun 20, 2018 in Blog, dental care | 0 comments

Plaque is the bacterial film that naturally accumulates on the surface of teeth, especially around the gumline. When this sticky substance is not removed with regular brushing and flossing, it hardens into a buildup known as tartar. Both plaque and tartar can lead to serious dental issues that can be avoided with proper dental hygiene and regular checkups. How Is Plaque Created? After eating, the sugars in foods and beverages combine with...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Invisalign Care

Posted by on May 25, 2018 in Blog, dental care, dentistry | 0 comments

Patients beginning Invisalign treatment are well on their way to a beautiful, straighter smile. Invisalign straightens teeth without the metallic look of braces, but just because they’re invisible on the teeth doesn’t mean they’re completely maintenance-free. Failing to care for the aligners can result in discoloration and a buildup of bacteria, which can lead to oral hygiene issues. Putting in just a few minutes a day to care for the...

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Reclaim Your Smile With These Teeth Replacement Options

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 in Blog, dentistry | 0 comments

People lose teeth for a number of different reasons, such as tooth decay, gum disease, age, or underlying medical conditions like diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis. Patients with missing teeth often lack the confidence they had with a full smile. But there are ways to replace or rehabilitate missing teeth, so patients can regain the confidence that comes with a full, beautiful smile. Dental Implants Dental implants are surgically placed into...

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Is Sugar Really so Bad for Your Teeth?

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Growing up, kids are told that if they eat too much sugar, they get cavities. This isn’t a far stretch from the truth, as sugar consumption certainly plays a role in cavity formation, but sugar itself isn’t the cause of tooth decay. Understanding the science behind tooth decay can help people understand how to properly care for their teeth after eating or drinking sugar to best avoid cavities. Is Sugar the Real Cause of Tooth Decay? The...

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