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Your Implant Dentist Explains 4 Myths About Dental Implants

September 1, 2018

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Dental implant.Are you missing any teeth? If you’re tired of looking at that gap in your smile, you’ve probably started research on your replacement options. Google searching can be overwhelming, and you never know what information is true and what is myth. Dental implants are metal posts placed beneath your gums to act as roots for your teeth and have quickly become one of the most popular replacement treatments. Once placed, your dentist will mount a beautiful restoration to complete your smile. But, there are a lot of myths out there about them. Keep reading to see what your implant dentist has to say about the myths surrounding implants and if there’s any truth to them.


Is Charcoal Whitening Safe and Effective? Your Dentist Weighs in

August 24, 2018

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toothbrush dipped in activated charcoal

Who doesn’t want a set of glossy, white teeth? After all, you’re being judged by the appearance of your smile by a great number of the people you encounter. So when a new trend arises that claims to provide an easy way to whiten teeth at home, it quickly gets people’s attention. One of the latest techniques buzzing around the internet is charcoal whitening, but are the claims made about it true? Your dentist weighs in to clear the air.


How Can I Fight Gum Disease? Your Dentist Weighs in with Helpful Tips

June 6, 2018

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woman with spot on gumsHave you noticed that your breath seems to be unpleasant on a regular basis? Do your gums bleed easily when you brush your teeth? If so, then you may be one of the 47 percent of Americans who suffer from some form of gum disease. Thankfully, you’re not doomed to just deal with this; there is help available for treating and preventing this disease. Learn some helpful strategies from your local dentist as you read on!


What are Porcelain Veneers Used For? Your Dentist Weighs in to Answer

May 15, 2018

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woman smiling with porcelain veneersYou’ve made your mind up that now is the time to do something about the flaws in your smile, but you’re not sure what’s the best route to take. However, there’s one cosmetic procedure that you’ve a lot of buzz about – porcelain veneers. You’d like to know more about it so that you can determine whether it’s the right treatment to deliver the perfect smile that you so desire to have. Your local dentist is weighing in to explain exactly what veneers are and how they can benefit you. Read on to learn more!


Two Type of Dental Implants: Which One is Right For You?

April 26, 2018

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Denture being secured to implantsAs a consumer, one of the best things about modern life is that there’s so much information at your fingertips. Whether you’re thinking about buying a new vehicle, trying a new restaurant, or getting dental work, you can easily find the information you need to help you make the best decision!

So if you’d like to learn more about dental implants, keep reading to find out how they work and the difference between the two main types: endosteal and subperiosteal. After reading this blog, you’ll know what those two terms mean and which option is best for you!


According To This Dentist, You Don’t Have To Live With Bad Breath!

March 4, 2018

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A woman covering her mouthFew things can wreak havoc on your confidence like bad breath can! Whether it’s a job interview, first date or a party, life is full of situations where you’re talking to people – and hopefully leaving a good impression. But if you feel self-conscious about interacting with others up-close, it will really impact the way you come across to them. That’s no way to go through life!

The good news is that there are solutions. As a general dentist, we’ll talk about some of the common culprits behind bad breath and what you can do about them. We’ll also review some ways you can improve your hygiene habits at home to keep your breath its freshest.


So Many Choices! A Family Dentist Talks About Toothbrushes

February 4, 2018

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An array of different toothbrushes

An array of different toothbrushes

It’s one of the many paradoxes in life, that what should be such a simple choice can become so complicated. There may have been a time when a toothbrush was just a toothbrush, but those days are over! Everything from the shape of the toothbrush head to how hard the bristles are can vary a lot from brush to brush, but how do you know which one is best? If you’d like some clarification on this matter, a family dentist talks about what to look for and how to make sure you’re getting the job done right every time you brush!


Learn How Your Dentist Prevents You from Getting Oral Cancer

January 5, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsherman @ 12:03 am

A woman at her dental visit.Getting enough of your vitamins and minerals from the foods you eat is important, including Vitamin D. A great way to get this vitamin is by spending at least 15 minutes a day in the sun. However, spending long days at the beach or forgetting to use sunscreen can have deadly consequences if not managed properly.

So, what does this have to do with regular dental visits? Well, skin cancer can appear in any area of our body that has skin. The mouth is no exception. Fortunately, your dentist is already aware of this and has equipped himself with the right tools for the job.


Your Local Dentist Explains Why the Mouth Heals So Fast!

December 5, 2017

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woman smiling happy When you bite the side of your cheek, you don’t put too much thought into it besides your initial discomfort. Why? You know that your mouth is going to heal pretty quickly.

Have you ever wondered how your body is able to repair itself so fast? Learn more about your amazing oral cavity and it’s healing process here in this week’s blog post!


Which Kind of Toothpaste is the Best?

November 15, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsherman @ 7:54 am

Upclose Toothpaste on BrushWe’ve all been there…you’re at the store with your shopping list and head over to the dental care aisle to pick up a simple tube of toothpaste. 10 minutes later, after staring at what seems like hundreds of options, you finally pick whatever is on sale… but even then you’re not sure you made the right choice. If you’d like to finally know which toothpaste is the best, a good place to start is talking to your dentist at your next check-up. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn about which product will work the best for you – you might even save yourself some time on your next shopping trip.


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