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What Are Tonsil Stones and What Can I Do About Them?

Tonsil stones are small, hard lumps that form in the tonsils. Also called tonsillitis, the calcified material consists of minerals such as calcium, food debris, and fungi or bacteria. The small stones do not always require treatment and can dislodge on their own.


What Is Fluoride?

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps the tooth prevent decay by strengthening what is called the enamel of the teeth.


Veneers

Veneers are a custom-made shell that is designed to cover up the front surface of a tooth in order to improve their overall appearance. They are typically made from a porcelain or resin composite material and then are bonded to the teeth.


Why going to the dentist can save your life...

Dentists are trained to do exams to detect early signs of oral cancer which has been on the rise in recent decades. When detected early, the repercussions are much more manageable or require minimal treatment. Alternatively,  the longer cancer goes untreated, the more it grows and spreads. Unfortunately, early on most patients feel no pain in their mouth until it progresses beyond the early stages, at which time, more significant measures must be taken to remove the disease.  Viruses such as HPV and tobacco use have been the greatest contributors to oral cancer. Yearly screening are highly recommended for all patients regardless of age. 


Why Going To The Dentist Can Save Your Life

Dentists are trained to do exams to detect early signs of oral cancer which has been on the rise in recent decades.


Who Is a Candidate for Fixed Bridges? Factors That Determine Eligibility

In the realm of restorative dentistry, fixed bridges have emerged as a reliable and effective solution for individuals seeking to replace missing teeth. These dental prosthetics not only restore functionality but also enhance the aesthetics of your smile. As you embark on your journey towards achieving a complete and radiant smile, understanding the candidacy criteria for fixed bridges becomes paramount.


How to get rid of bad breath?!

There are many things you can do to solve this problem. Understanding the source of the problem is critical. Bad breath can be caused by issues that are not directly coming from you mouth.


Dental Implants

Dental implants are popular and safe solution for replacing missing teeth. This dental procedure offers a solution for individuals who have lost teeth due to reasons such as decay, injury, or aging.


Composite Fillings: A Modern Solution for Family Dental Care

When it comes to dental care, one common issue that many people face is cavities. Cavities are areas of decay that form on the surface of teeth due to bacteria and poor oral hygiene. In the past, amalgam fillings were the go-to solution for treating cavities. However, with advancements in dental technology, composite fillings have emerged as a modern and more aesthetically pleasing alternative.


Why Brushing After Every Meal Is Not Recommended

Important Tip! While you may think brushing your teeth right after a meal is a great idea, it actually can be harmful to your teeth.