Do I really need a new toothbrush?

Do I really need a new toothbrush?

Q: So how often do I really need to change my toothbrush? A: Well, the toothbrush companies say every 3 months!!!!  I don’t know about you, but I don’t know many people that go through 4 new toothbrushes a year.  Ironically, most of us actually do need to change our brushes every 3-4 months.  Think of your brush as a

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So much candy…so little time!

So much candy...so little time!

Q: So much Halloween candy so little time…. is it really that big of a deal? A:  By now, we all should know that candy is probably not the best thing for your teeth.  So as a dental office,  do we advocate for no candy on Halloween?  Absolutely not.  Kids need to be kids, but more importantly, parents need to

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Teething Bites!

Teething Bites!

Q: Teething bites!  Just ask any new parent.  So what is normal and what should you do? A:  While newborns usually do not have any teeth, their little chompers are already developing under the gums.  Around 4-7 months, babies will begin to “cut” their first tooth.  However, don’t be surprised if your little guy is still missing that first tooth

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Pregnancy and Your Teeth

Pregnancy and Your Teeth

Q: Can I continue to go to the dentist while I am pregnant?  Should I still have my cleanings or other treatment completed? A:  These are just some of the many questions and concerns expecting mothers face.  The short answer is YES!  As you are juggling doctor visits, nursery decorating, and which stroller to get, don’t neglect your oral health

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Black lines under your crown?

Black lines under your crown?

Q: Have you ever wondered why there is a dark line under your crown?  You thought you had a porcelain crown, so why is it dark at the bottom? Does this discoloration cause you to hide your smile? A: If you answered yes, you are not alone.  What you are actually seeing is the metal under your porcelain crown.  Thats

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Why are my gums receeding?

Why are my gums receeding?

Q: I take good care of my teeth, so why are my gums receding? A: Gum or gingival recession occurs as the gums tissue pulls away from the tooth.  This results in exposing the, often very sensitive, root surface of the tooth.  Recession of the gums can happen to people of all ages, ethnicities, and genders. Sometimes it happens even

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