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Professional Teeth Whitening In-Office

For the ultimate results in teeth whitening, bypass the over-the-counter (OTC) offerings at the pharmacy and choose to have your dentist do a professional whitening procedure at his office. It will provide the most effective teeth whitening and most pleasing results in less than an hour visit. While OTC products will be less expensive. Remember the old adage, "you get... read more »

Oral Health Spotlight: Treatments During Cold and Flu Season

Building your best smile begins by always looking for ways to enhance your overall health. Although you may be taking excellent care of your teeth right now, a downturn in your health could lead to a downturn in your oral health. If you ever end up sick or have the flu, it is important to have a good plan in... read more »

The Dental Health Dilemma of Illegal Drugs

Socially accepted drugs such as alcohol and tobacco are known to be detrimental to your oral health, but did you know that illegal drugs can be equally or even more damaging? Marijuana As reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, heavy marijuana smokers are seven times as likely to get periodontal (gum) disease than non-smokers. The numbers are... read more »

Oral Health Care Highlights: Sleep Apnea

Are you aware of the multiple kinds of sleep apnea that can affect your sleeping habits? Sleep apnea can arise in numerous forms and consists of interrupted breathing patterns while you sleep. If you're constantly finding yourself not getting the sleep you need, it may be because sleep apnea is causing you problems at night. If you are under the... read more »

A Compromised Dental Bridge Needs to Be Examined by a Dentist

Your dental bridge was created from special dental materials that are known to be very durable. It was installed in your mouth by Dr. Thomas Pierce with a special type of dental cement. This is intended to fully replicate your missing tooth with the same structural integrity. Yet it is possible for something like an accidental blow to the mouth... read more »

Signs of Bruxism

Bruxism is an oral health disorder characterized by the unconscious grinding of the teeth. The most common type is sleep bruxism, where grinding happens while you sleep. Bruxism can cause other dental issues such as jaw problems and dental erosion; fortunately, it can be treated. Bruxism can be difficult to detect on your own. Here are some techniques and signs... read more »

What Substances Form Dental Crowns?

While the first word that comes to mind when you hear or read the word “crown” is likely “gold,” oral crowns actually come in a wide variety of materials — including gold, as it turns out. Here are some of the many varieties that dental crowns can come in: Ceramic crowns. Ceramic crowns are porcelain-based, meaning that they are made... read more »

How to Get Ready for Your Child’s Wisdom Tooth Surgery

Is your child planning on extracting their wisdom teeth anytime soon? If so, good for them! This can help them have the top-notch oral health they deserve. Before they go in for their appointment, it’s important to do all you can to prepare for the surgery. This will help you and your child have a successful appointment and recovery period.... read more »

The Fundamentals of Halitosis

Not all forms of bad breath are considered dangerous, but some are caused by bacteria in your mouth and not simply the result of of something you recently ate. If bacteria are to blame, it is important to seek treatment at your dentist as soon as you can. For a list of guidelines concerning halitosis, consider the following: - Are... read more »

Whiten and Brighten Your Teeth Today!

Having white and bright teeth is always desirable, but sometimes the choices in our diet can keep us from reaching that goal. That is why teething whitening has become a popular option for restoring the white color of your teeth. The most vital thing to remember with any teeth-whitening treatment is to always talk to your dentist, Dr. Thomas Pierce... read more »