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  • "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

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3 Ways Sleep Apnea Makes Life More Challenging

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Do you wake up feeling fatigued? Do you drag through your day with a lack of focus and inability to concentrate?These symptoms can be a result of a few sleepless nights, but if it's a chronic problem for you, the culprit may be obstructive sleep apnea, also referred to as OSA.What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?Apnea means a temporary cessation in breathing, and since these episodes happen while you sleep, we call it sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the tongue and soft tissues in your ...

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Teeth Pearly White

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Professional teeth whitening is the fastest and easiest way to achieve a fresh, new look and a smile you're proud to show off. So when you finally decide to have treatment and see the transformation, you know that you don't ever want to go back to a dull smile again!A professional teeth whitening can be performed in a couple of different ways. You may decide you want immediate results and opt for in-office treatment; or, you might like more control over the process and choose to perform your treatment at home over a two-week period.Tips for Keeping Your Smile BrightIn either case, the results are stunning, and you only need ...

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The Best Soft Food Choices following Your Extraction

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No matter the reason, the prospect of having a tooth extracted can be overwhelming for anyone. Not only are losing a part of yourself that you thought you would have for a long time but in some cases, you may feel ashamed that extraction is necessary.You Deserve A Day Off!When the day of your procedure comes, you should plan to take the day off to pamper and look after yourself. First, there are specific steps you need to take to protect the extraction site and promote faster healing. Of course, your mouth will also be numb for several hours, and if you took a sedative before your procedure, you need ...

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Root Canals: Relief in 3...2....1....

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If you have ever experienced the pain of an infected root canal, you know how debilitating it can be. The pain is so severe that you can’t function and it’s hard to even think straight. At this point, all you know is that you need relief, and you need it yesterday!The Root Canal MythUnfortunately, the pain is often the only thing people remember about having a root canal infection. But here’s something you should know – the only reason you are in pain is that you have an infected tooth. Even though there’s a part of you that holds onto the painful root canal myth, you know that the moment ...

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Dry Socket - An Uncomfortable Complication That's Easy to Avoid

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Most people would say that a tooth extraction is as unpleasant to think about as it is to go through.As challenging as it can be to come to grips with the idea of having a tooth removed, the last thing you want to do is complicate the recovery process with a problem like a painful dry socket. The majority of extractions are straightforward procedures, and complications are most often the result of improper post-procedure care.What is Dry Socket?After extraction of a tooth, a blood clot forms over the site to protect the tissues, bone, and nerve as it heals. Dry socket occurs when the clot either doesn’t form or it ...

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Before You Sip Your Coffee, Read This

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We Americans sure do love our coffee. The Specialty Coffee Corporation of America keeps track of consumption and found that half of Americans 18 and older drink coffee every day. That’s 150 million people! It’s no wonder there’s a coffee shop on every corner!Unfortunately, we also love our bright white smiles, and coffee is notorious for staining teeth.Why Coffee Stains Your TeethDental enamel is very hard, in fact, it’s the hardest substance in the human body. But while the surface of your teeth looks smooth, it is actually filled with ridges and pits. The pigments from coffee and other staining foods collect in these spaces and turn your teeth from bright ...

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It's Never Too Late for a Straight and Healthy Smile!

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Are you unhappy with the appearance of crooked or crowded teeth? You probably can't picture yourself with a mouthful of braces, so you may wish you could turn back the clock to junior high school when orthodontic treatment would have made sense.Invisalign – An Adult Orthodontic SolutionIf you are an adult who is unhappy with the appearance of misaligned teeth, don't despair! Today you can choose Invisalign, a short-term adult orthodontic treatment that uses clear plastic aligners to gently nudge your teeth into the correct position.Millions of adults who thought the time for orthodontic treatment had passed them by are enjoying a better smile because of comfortable, easy to wear ...

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