Preventative Dentistry

What You Should Know About Today’s Oral Cancer Risk

Did you know that oral cancer affects more people now than any point in history? This can largely be contributed to a recently discovered “new cause” of oral cancer and subsequent different demographic group than what we have seen in past decades. Oral cancer can be found in any area of your oral cavity, including …

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Why Dental Health Should Be On Your Back-to-School Radar

Back-to-school season is upon us. As you scurry around to purchase school supplies and new outfits, don’t forget to prepare your child for optimal oral health. Did you know that poor oral health is a leading reason why kids miss school or fail to perform well? As a parent, there are things you can do …

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Have a Teeth Grinding Habit? Take These Steps

According to the American Sleep Association, teeth grinding (or bruxism) affects 10% of Americans adults and as many as 15% of American children. While this oral habit can occur during any time of day, nocturnal teeth grinding is considered the most common sleep disorder. Unfortunately, nighttime bruxism is more difficult to identify, yet it has …

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Why You Need a Full-Service Dentist

The most standard and common type of dental treatment is a preventive checkup for your teeth every six months. This includes a professional cleaning, evaluation of your gum health, x-rays and other preventive services. However, few of us are lucky enough to only need regular dental exams throughout our lifetime. For the majority of patients, …

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Athletic Mouthguards: Custom Vs. Store-Bought

When it comes to dental-related injuries and contact sports, the statistics are staggering. While mouthguards were once only used for boxing or football, they are now increasingly popular in other contact sports such as basketball, lacrosse and more. If your child is an active athlete where a mouth injury could occur, a custom sports mouthguard …

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